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  • Training Update

    5/10/2017 9:55:24 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    I've been meaning to blog about how training is going. I posted on my status update today that it feels like I wake up, train, eat, work or nap, ... Read more

  • Stronger

    5/4/2017 6:53:04 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    "See, you're stronger than you think!" Emily, my personal trainer said as I regained my composure after a 45-second plank. It took me a moment, j... Read more

  • Half-Ironman Training

    5/1/2017 9:43:45 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    This is it. Today I started Half-Ironman training. My schedule for the next three months is below. Any time it says bike OR run, I'll (probably) ... Read more

  • An Appreciation Poem

    4/19/2017 11:52:28 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    An appreciation poem for the folks with me on this health journey. (And for those who aren't aware, I struggle with suicidal ideation. When I say... Read more

  • Just Don't Quit

    4/13/2017 10:09:57 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    It's been ages since I've written a poem. Here goes. Just Don't Quit Curse the clouds above your head. Curse the ground beneath yo... Read more

  • Found My Ultimate Trigger

    4/11/2017 10:14:19 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    I feel like I'm going to have difficulty phrasing this, but I finally found my ultimate stress trigger - like breaking point trigger. I found wha... Read more

  • Road Trip

    4/1/2017 5:22:30 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Oh dear. That road trip. I set off with the best of intentions. I packed good foods. I packed the food scale. I forgot the blender. *glares at fo... Read more

  • i am grateful for, 3.27.17

    3/28/2017 4:00:44 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me check myself. 2. a calm night, because it's allowing me to reset some things. 3. getting to listen to good... Read more

  • Mental Illness Sucks

    3/23/2017 9:05:44 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Have you ever felt guilty for being alive? For simply existing? I feel guilty. I feel guilty for spending money on myself. I feel guilty for... Read more

  • Before & After

    3/10/2017 11:03:37 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    This one was about 5 or 6 years ago. I was steadily gaining weight and sporadically trying to lose it. Read more

  • i am grateful for, 3.8.17

    3/9/2017 3:59:47 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they sneak love in on me. 2. being appreciated, because it can feel rare. 3. being recognized, because it can also be r... Read more

  • 40 Questions

    2/28/2017 9:10:05 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    40 questions Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Absolutely not, under any ... Read more

  • 2nd Olympic-Distance Triathlon COMPLETED!!!!

    2/27/2017 12:53:10 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    For training this time, I clocked 4,035 minutes and 346.49 miles. That's a 1,065 minute increase in training from last time and a 103.74 mile inc... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 2.20.17

    2/20/2017 2:02:00 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me drive. 2. making the gym, because it's been needed. 3. hydromassage, because it's awesome. 4. our new sitters,... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 2.15.17

    2/15/2017 4:27:23 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they know their own minds. 2. getting the massage, because it was needed. 3. the massage still being available, because... Read more

  • i am grateful for, 2.13.16

    2/14/2017 3:34:24 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they bring warmth to my life. 2. hours, because it keeps things rolling. 3. relinquishment, because it's good to be abl... Read more

  • Compassion Hurts

    2/10/2017 12:49:07 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    "Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything." - Andrew Boyd I feel like I'm trying to... Read more

  • I Almost Gave Up

    2/7/2017 1:10:31 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    My husband goes into the hospital Thursday morning for a stint in his artery. Well, hopefully it's only a stint and hopefully it's only one arter... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 2.6.17

    2/7/2017 3:48:36 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they bring out of my head and back into my heart. 2. getting a nanny hired, because it will make life much simpler. 3. ... Read more

  • Battle for Life

    1/31/2017 11:26:10 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    I did it. I freaking did it. I hit that 5mph average. Okay, it was only a 10 minute run, but I did it and I couldn't do it before. What sucks? I ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.25.17

    1/26/2017 3:58:29 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me ask for help. 2. good shows, because they touch us. 3. space, because it gives room for breath. 4. doing... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.24.17

    1/25/2017 3:40:04 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because their imaginations are fun. 2. getting my Bose found, because i am enjoying it. 3. moving forward, because dependence i... Read more

  • out with 2016

    1/16/2017 5:00:14 PM, by NELLEE

    2016 was very hard for my family and me as we lost my grandson of 11 months in August and then my mom 2 months later. I've been really mourning b... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.15.17

    1/16/2017 3:09:41 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me look at things in different lights. 2. naps, because i got to cuddle with my boy for a long time. 3. catch... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.14.17

    1/14/2017 7:50:32 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me striving for better. 2. reviewing finances, because it opens things up. 3. making progress, because forwar... Read more

  • First Official Triathlon Event!

    1/9/2017 1:51:31 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I was nervous about the race. I want to compete in races. I get compliments all the time at the gym for my hard work and dedication. I still have... Read more

  • Making a Fresh Start

    1/3/2017 4:20:10 PM, by LADILADIDA

    It's been almost 3 years since my last post. I've been working through life and focusing on other things. That's ok. I needed to focus on marriag... Read more

  • i am grateful for...

    1/3/2017 4:06:31 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they want their momma. 2. better work environment because it needed to happen. 3. being done, because it was a lot. 4... Read more

  • October-December Goals & Accomplishments

    1/1/2017 7:37:49 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    October-December Goals & Accomplishments Oct. 3: Ran 6 miles! Oct. 16: Started bmiSMART's 30 Days to Victory Challenge Oct. 20: Have now... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/31/16

    1/1/2017 3:59:21 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me laugh. 2. calming down, because it keeps me from acting rashly. 3. stepping back, because it affords other... Read more

  • Olympic-Distance Triathlon - COMPLETED!!!!

    12/26/2016 1:03:10 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I wrote about starting Olympic-distance triathlon training on November 14th. Today was the day. Just for training, I have clocked 2,970 minu... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/23

    12/23/2016 3:11:34 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are my mirrors. 2. a full house, because it means we're together. 3. activities, because they help create memories... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/15/16

    12/16/2016 1:16:53 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me outside of myself. 2. getting a few hours of sleep, because i needed it. 3. nipping it in the bud, because... Read more

  • i am grateful for, 12/13/16

    12/14/2016 3:50:27 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they leave marks of their personalities all over my house. 2. the loan coming through, because it will take pressure of. ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/12

    12/13/2016 3:13:31 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me to be gentle. 2. steak, because it's yummy. 3. surviving, because it could've been different. 4. growi... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/11/16

    12/12/2016 1:32:28 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me in touch with how I'm presenting myself. 2. notice, because it gave me time to prepare. 3. the extra hour,... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/9/16

    12/10/2016 3:56:03 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they bring refreshment to my life. 2. sleep, because I got some. 3. working, because it saves my pto. 4. getting the ... Read more

  • I am grateful for...

    12/9/2016 4:24:41 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make my heart smile. 2. rewarding work, because accomplishment feels good. 3. naps, because they can make all the ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/6/16

    12/7/2016 3:59:38 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they tell me about slowing down. 2. getting hours in, because money is good. 3. staying out of it, because these people... Read more

  • I am grateful for...

    12/5/2016 4:17:22 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me from looking back. 2. a good nap, because it was needed. 3. our new-to-us dog, because she's a welcome add... Read more

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