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Category Archives: Spring 2011

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Kau Wela Open Water Swim Competition

Being back to good health again after a week-long bout of the stomach flu, I was itching for some competition.  I didn’t have many options, but there was one event that I had never participated in before that was set for June 4th, The Kau…


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I’ll Spare You the Gory Details

No.  Nevermnind.  The gory details are what make the story.  Here goes….. If you’ve been following my posts you will recall that my little guy was throwing up all over my husband and mom while I was running the Ogden Marathon 2 weeks ago.  By…


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Lessons from a Bad Race – Ogden Marathon – Marathon Challenge #4

“It’s a long, hard road and it’s going to have its bumps; there are going to be times when you fall and times when you don’t feel like going on anymore, times when you’re just crazy tired but it takes focusing on that one step…


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An Ironman Soap Box…….

The definition of a soap box according to Webster is “an improvised platform used by a self-appointed, spontaneous, or informal orator; broadly : something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions.”  I’m about to give my opinion, well it is my blog I don’t know what else you…


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Training the Trainer

We all need to be held accountable in life.  It is in our human nature to be slothful when left to our own devices.  How easy is it to pick up the tub of icecream at the end of a hard day after the house…


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Marathon Challenge – Part 3……Boston!

I can’t believe I am writing a race report on the Boston Marathon.  It has been one of those items on my bucket list for so many years that I actually can’t believe I’m able to check it off the list.  Hopefully it is not…


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The Lure of Boston

My first marathon took place shortly after 9/11 in Washington, DC in 2001.  It was then that I was introduced to the Boston Marathon.  Everyone around me seemed to have a dream surrounding the Boston Marathon.  I was given a qualifying time and told that…


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A New Perspective

Only 2 weeks until the Boston Marathon!  My Marathon Challenge Part 3 is fast approaching.  I can’t believe we are knocking on the door of summer (at least down here in the desert) and a full season of triathlon racing is on the horizon.  I’ve…


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Marathon Challenge Part 2 – A Swim Around L.A.

The story of how the L.A. Marathon came to be on my race schedule is an interesting one, so I’ll start there………..As everyone on the face of the planet knows, I get my chance to run Boston this year!  If you didn’t know you probably…


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I’ve got a fever!

……Spring fever that is!  It is that time of year when you want to do nothing but organize your house, pull the weeds in the yard, fertilize the lawn and ride and run until your legs fall off!  The weather has been spectacular in St.…


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