tis the season of planning the season
Plantar fasciitis is gone and my running is pain free, (well sort of, running a long time at a fast pace still hurts)
I have just finalized my race season and will be doing less triathlons this year, as much as I enjoy them they are hard to... Read more
the simple things
I just have to blog this,It is the simple things that make life so rewarding. the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning made me think of this. I can only say that if you take the time and just look around you, at different times of the day... Read more
My How Time Fly's
I just realized how long it has been since my last blog. ( That word just sounds so weird for writing a entry into a journal) So I decided to sit down and do one right now, It helps that I am at work, it is Friday and I am waiting for the count... Read more
A lesson in listening to the logical side of me
Ok, so I was injured this last June, just before the July 4 and a Half Marathon. I hurt my left foot and found out I have plantar fasciitis, soooo, I go into prevent mode and was able to continue my running and racing with some pain, but mostly ... Read more
Half Ironman #4
I just finished my 4 HI and I can honestly say, they do not get easier, you just get your mind right and know that you can keep going long after the mind tells you to stop. Through all of my races one thing stands out, you can never give up, yo... Read more
the first thing I have to say is thanks to SparkPeople for this web site. It has help me reach most of my goals because of all the support out there, great teams with lots of support and advice.
OK how did the marathon go on round 2, the st... Read more
a humbling race
Life is funny, and some times we forget to laugh.
I start the race with expecting a set time to complete it in, and saw no reason to have any thing less. I thought 5:30 hours was a very good goal for me.
the swim started it off , a 1.25 ... Read more
Buffalo Tri, off to a good start
The weather was cloudy, cold and windy with some on/off Drizzle. not the best day, but then what is?
Keep things dry was the first thing to address and having thought this might happen I brought some plastic bags, so everything will stay dry, ... Read more
What a great time I had at the Twin Cities Marathon. One I will challenge again next year.
First I awoke at 4:45 to the sound dreaded by all who plan any outdoor activity, Rain...Yes it looked like it was going to be windy and wet and the th... Read more
finished Half Iron Man
"My role models are the athletes who keep competing even though they're becoming older and slower - the masters and grandmasters who are still psyched up about their sport and their lives."
I read this quote today a... Read more
Today was a great day on my Triathlon race schedule, on my second long course of the year and in my rookie year I was able to put it all together. a complete swim, my best bike so far and a solid run. My swim is still in need of improvement but... Read more
1/3 mile swim, 15:54,,, 16 mile bike. 46:08.... 5k run.. 25.01... =1:30:24 Had a great time and did great on the bike and the run, but the swim was not so good. I do not know why I when I swim ok till race time and then I just have... Read more
I pulled a twofer
I start the weekend with a 5k race in locale race that I ran last year in my rookie year and set a new PR of 20:48, I had a nice run and very happy to be able to show improvement over last year. Not sure where I finished over all but that is not... Read more
I ran in the Rum River 5 K this morning and felt OK, not like I was anything fast but going to run a 7:30 pace and finish strong. Nice morning and a light turn out and a easy mile warm up and I felt ready, the horn sounds and off we go, I start... Read more
My last day as a forty nine year old was spent partaking of my first olympic distance triathlon,WOW and I finished. What a incredible ride I have been on since that fateful day march 25, 2005 when I started my weight loss and changed my life st... Read more