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Counting down.
Saturday, March 17, 2018      1 comments

Two weeks from today I am hoping to be almost finished running a 50 mile "race." My goal is to finish around 11 hours. However, my hamstring has been complaining so I will be happy just finishing. I have received advice to not run for two ... Read more
Training, training and more training.
Monday, March 12, 2018      10 comments

I am doing pretty well sticking to my training plan. I have two tweak it here and there, depending on conferences, meetings, etc. I run hills a lot, even when it doesn't call for it. It seems to be making a difference. I've run over 36 miles in ... Read more
A "Good Sore"
Sunday, February 25, 2018      15 comments

Yesterday I pushed my limits. A friend and I did a Half Ironman to benefit MS. I ended up biking 56.15 miles, running 13.19 and swimming over 1.25 miles in 9.47. We probably took about 30 - 40 minutes to refuel, stretch, go to the restroom, ref... Read more
Fly Eagles Fly!
Monday, February 05, 2018      8 comments

I am switching my Monday rest day to Sunday. I didn't get a workout in due to the Super Bowl. I did get an entire game of elevated heart rate and adrenaline rush! It was all worth it to see the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl! ... Read more
Saturday, February 03, 2018      10 comments

Today I swam laps for one hour and then met my sole sister and ran 12.5 miles. I am tired, but I love the "good sore" that workouts bring. Why do I do such craziness? I am getting ready for a 1/2 Ironman in a few weeks. It will benefit MS ... Read more
I feel like a bada$$.
Saturday, January 20, 2018      10 comments

I haven't really swam in over 35 years. Oh, I've played in pools, hung out at lakes and just enjoyed the water, but I haven't swam. Well, I did today! I swam laps continuously for an hour. Then, I went out and ran 10 miles on some hilly countr... Read more
Feeling better.
Monday, January 15, 2018      13 comments

I felt much better today! I did 60 minutes on the elliptical today. It came to 4.3 miles. Tomorrow is a "rest" day so only a 30 minute walk. Hopefully, the weather and my body will make it a run day on Wednesday. Thanks for all the positiv... Read more
I may be hitting my limit.
Sunday, January 14, 2018      8 comments

Today was a scheduled long run of 18 miles. I was up, dressed and ready to go, but it's not going to happen. Chills, sweats, a headache, and finally a temperature check and a 99.6 degree reading, is changing my rest day. I just feel poopy and ti... Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018      7 comments

Today it was a balmy 11 degrees and I ran. I ran a little over 10 miles on the trail. It wasn't bad until the last mile. Then, I got chilled. Tomorrow my training schedule says 18 miles. I have a feeling they will be a bit slow, but all that m... Read more
What's worse?
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      11 comments

I recently had to buy a new swimsuit. Last night I needed new bras and underwear. Now I don't try on underwear. I just chance it by buying and taking it home, hoping it fits. However, I do try on bras. I really don't know which is worse...... Read more
Nevertheless she persisted.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      10 comments

Nevertheless she persisted. That is me! I am staying at my nutrition and fitness goals and I'm finally seeing some results. The scale fluctuates daily, that still plays with my head, but I'm focusing on the long term. All I can really do i... Read more
Oh my!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      13 comments

In my last blog I was optimistic. This one will not be as positive. To put it bluntly, I am frustrated. I have been training for some high goals for early spring. I am going to do a 1/2 Ironman (indoor) the end of February and a 50 mile "race" t... Read more
Ever changing body.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      15 comments

I am 50. It's a fact of life and for the most part, I am happy to be 50. I know too many people that didn't make it to my age. However, this ever changing body is perplexing. Depending on what I eat I can gain and lose 3-4 lbs. in one day.... Read more
This Interesting Journey
Friday, December 01, 2017      7 comments

This journey called life can be interesting. I was injured at work by a student and went to P.T. three times this week. My injured knee is healing and so is my hamstring, after another incident by the same student. I got some great stretches and... Read more
Ability to say no.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      14 comments

I'm doing well on my exercise. I ran 4 miles last Saturday and 10 on Sunday. I'm getting at least 12,000 steps in a day. However, today's devotional hit home in regards to food. Help me remain confident in You and to be able to say no. Thi... Read more

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