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Tri'ing to Turn 50! The road to and through my first triathlon.
Monday, July 16, 2012      11 comments

Spoiler Alert: I did it! I did it! I did it! Yaaaaaaay! Flashback 5 months to the depths of winter: Back, after the long slow slog from October to February, I felt the urge for the 'burn of change' coming on as it always does aroun... Read more
The night before THE triathlon.... trying to breathe
Friday, July 13, 2012      8 comments

Tomorrow is the big day. The Lactic Edge Triathlon. I've been counting down since February. Five months ago I had never run farther than a city block. Since then worked my way through couch-to-5k, I've taken swimming lessons, ran my first... Read more
First mini-sprint Triathlon in Leopolis!
Friday, July 06, 2012      6 comments

Wow.... sorry for being gone so long. I have filled every spare moment of my life with training it seems. Sounds crazy but I 've been working out so much I don't even had time enough to track my workouts let alone spark. But believe me,... Read more
Two Months and Counting!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      4 comments

I realized on Monday that my triathlon is only two months away. Back in February, when I was first contemplating a triathlon I had 5 months... I have now trained/squandered 3 months of that away! Back in February: Running: at that p... Read more
First 5k! (photos even!)
Sunday, April 29, 2012      14 comments

I actually did it! I ran my first 5k! My only goal was to "run" (or at least move in a run-like fashion) for the entire 3.11 miles and I DID IT!!!! Last night my husband's band opened for one of my favorite bands from Madison, The Reptile... Read more
Much better now, thank you!
Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

Okay, sorry about the fear rant.... sometimes you just gotta face those seventh grade monsters before you can move on. Thanks so much for all the sparky support. You guys have no idea how much you all mean to me. I'm doing much better no... Read more
Trembling with fear.
Friday, April 27, 2012      10 comments

I have signed up for my first 5k - The Spring Thaw. It is this Sunday. I just looked at photos of last year's Spring Thaw. There are so many people. They all look so fit. They all have "real" running clothes. Sudden... Read more
3 Years Tobacco Free!
Friday, April 20, 2012      10 comments

Today is my 3 year anniversary of going tobacco free. I am still not a non-smoker. I love the way second-hand smoke smells.... I think that the swirl of smoke about one's head is so amazingly sexy. I love to hold them, to light them,... Read more
First 5k is a week from Sunday!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      4 comments

Today I finished Couch To 5k - Week 7!!! I walked 5 minutes, "moved in a run-like fashion" for 25 minutes and then walked 5 minutes. 3.35 miles total in 39 minutes. Week 8 will up the run-like part to 28 minutes, then the final week,... Read more
Thunder Thighs of Thunder
Sunday, April 15, 2012      4 comments

Raise your hand if you carry your weight in your saddlebags. I have very large thighs. Even at my thinnest my thighs are huge. They are very muscular under any fat I may pile onto them. My father was the same way. He was always thin wi... Read more
Another week of Tri'ing
Saturday, April 07, 2012      4 comments

Short & Sweet: This week I.... Biked twice for a total of 28 miles Ran three times for a total of 8.25 miles Swam twice for a total of 1,000 yards Core (body pump) 2 hours (not counting the walking and biking I do to get t... Read more
Tri'ing really hard - Update!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      2 comments

Hey all.... just in case you are interestested, I thought I'd catch you up on Registration started for the Lactic Edge Triathlon this past week. I have the brochure hanging on my refrigerator. I haven't actually signed up due to one fa... Read more
Gobsmacked
Friday, March 30, 2012      7 comments

c25k week 5 day 3: walk 5 minutes, run 20 minutes, walk 5 minutes. I just did it. I ran 20 minutes! Until now, my longest run ever was 8 minutes.... and that was 2 days ago. Until then, my longest run ever was 5 minutes, and th... Read more
3 months into 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012      3 comments

In case I haven't pointed this out lately... I turn 50 this year!! (can I get a woo hoo?) Never one to fret over "big 0" birthdays, I find the prospect of 50 exhilarating. Looking back at the time spanned since my 40th, I could not have ... Read more
c25k week 5 day 2
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

Woke up this morning at 6... it was still pretty dark and windy. Seriously windy. 15 mph with 35 mph gusts! Made some coffee and, instead of the daily oatmeal, poured myself a bowl of 50/50 corn flakes & fresh strawberries with skim milk....... Read more

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