Setbacks -- Regroup, figure it out, go on
On May 16th I walked a half marathon with my friend. I normally run, but my friend is not a runner. Apparently, I am not built for walking. Around mile 6 my toes on my right foot stopped bending, and my foot was extremely painful. Long story sho... Read more
Saturday I ran the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Their hashtag on twitter and instagram is #BeMonumental. And people were.
Funny thing, I don't remember much about the actual race. It was so cold, I think my brain froze. I was doing ... Read more
Awesome last place finish
My niece. She is 32 yrs old and has cerebral palsy. Her first 5K today. Her shirt says "excuses suck." Everyone stood and waited for her. A hundred plus people were cheering for her. Sorry the video is blurry. It's the best I could do... Read more
Yesterday my daughter and I went for a 7 mile run. We came back with tree bark on us from climbing trees and swinging on vines. Her husband said, "You climbed trees? That's dangerous." Well, hmmm...
USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Saturday, August 9th, I got to participate in something I thought I'd never, ever do. I competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships, Olympic Distance Triathlon.
When I got the invitation to participate, I initially ignored it. I'd... Read more
Fishing, running, playing in hay
Today was a beautiful day. We took the grandkids and my niece fishing and had a great time. Everyone caught fish.
Madeline even kissed a fish.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change (fortune cookie wisdom)
Yesterday I stepped waaaaayyy out of my comfort zone. Way, way out. This is a journey 14 years in the making.
August 13, 2000. I thought it would be a good idea to get on a bike and ride it for the first time in about 20 years. I got about ... Read more
Our grand and glorious run
Today my daughter and I went on a run. It was hot and hilly, and we were having a grand and glorious time.
We live in the country, and we can run for miles without seeing anybody. And that was the case for the first 4 miles.
We saw so... Read more
Sheep, dogs, logs, snakes, creeks, fun
Today my daughter and I went on a 9 mile run. We live in a rural area, about a bazillion miles from anywhere, really.
Around mile 2 we came across a snake. He was a vicious little fella, and he didn't like us messing with him. My daughter ... Read more
My first triathlon
WARNING: This is a rambling blog. I'm tired from swimming, biking, running today :-)
How did my tri go? It was good!! We got in the pool to warm up. I was in the first heat (aka "slowpoke" heat). I shared a lane with a man named Chuck. He w... Read more
From Awe-some to OW-some
Hatfield-McCoy Marathon, 2013. I was supposed to run a full marathon on June 8th. I'd been having trouble with my right knee, but I figured it would be okay.
The trip to the mountains was great. I am a mountain-lover, and I'm a fog-tourist.... Read more
Never too young to start
Today was a beautiful day for a race. The 5K along the Ohio River flood wall seemed like the thing to do. The 5K was part of a multi-sport racing event, consisting of a Triathlon, a Duathlon, a Sprint Tri, and a 5K.
My daughter and two of... Read more
We will not run with fear. Not ever
We are runners. We are a family. It doesn't matter if you run fast or slow, 1 mile or 100. We share a bond. Someone shook our family today, but we will not live in fear. We will love and support our runners and their families and friends.
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"I went to the doctor. I went to the mountains..."
A beautiful post from my friend, Bob, with whom I shared 6 wonderful miles Sunday as he ran through my neck of the woods. A must read for anyone who struggles with life, with illness, with motivation. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain c... Read more
Shamrock Shuffle 2013
I love green. I'm a huge, huge fan. Green is the best color ever. Ever since I was a kid, green has been the color of most of my clothes. I love green everything! Growing up in Germany, there was even a German song I sang as a small child about ... Read more
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