Oh. My. God. I’m stuck spinning because of the no-run mandate due to my back. I’ve been going to spinning at my YMCA. Now, one of my pet peeves is people who talk throughout the class. I know, I know–maybe I’m too serious, but I’m there to work and the instructors at my Y can’t… Continue reading Can You Say “Tool”?
When I write myself a schedule, I do “down” weeks as opposed to “off” weeks. I like to run, and I think I’m one of those people who does better with some running all the time. But I’ve signed on to run with a group and their philosophy is that a down week is an… Continue reading Lazy Rainy Days
Monday has turned into kind of a weird day for me. Monday used to be my rest day; I got into a habit of lazy Mondays with no workouts. Back with Ironman, when I often had multiple workouts in a single day and extremely long weekends, that was a blessing. Prior to Ironman, I often… Continue reading Monday Blahs
It’s just after 8:30AM and I have already had a workout, read the newspapers, and finished a load of laundry. It started with the 5:45AM swim. Normally, I am not an early morning workout person; I like to get up, have my tea, eat a bit, read the papers, and then get on with it… Continue reading Things Are Going Swimmingly
I haven’t felt much like putting anything up on the blog lately. Don’t know why, just have had no desire. Plenty of stuff going on–maybe that’s the problem, that there’s too much stuff to write about and it’s hard to pick and choose. Here are some verbal snapshots of what’s been going on with me:… Continue reading What to Write?
Here’s where things got ugly and tough. Briefly, the bike kicked my ass. Race Day, Part II: The Bike I felt amazing as I headed off on the bike, and waved to the family and friends who had moved out of the park and onto the bike route. We’d ridden the first out-and-back section on… Continue reading Ironman CdA, Part II: THE BIKE
I’m still working on the epic novel that is “Ironman CdA race report.” It’s coming…maybe today…. It’s amazing how I feel. My body feels great. The worst thing is the two sunburned half-moons on my back (they actually hurt worse now than several days ago, which makes me think this is really a bad burn).… Continue reading Ironman CdA Aftermath
I thought I would break this thing up into installments, since I didn’t write anything at all from the time I left. I must apologize, as a lot of details are hazy in my mind. The days leading up are (at least to me) not the good stuff, so it’s just the bare bones. But… Continue reading Ironman Coeur d’Alene Race Report (Prequel)
It’s been awhile since I posted anything. It’s not because nothing has been happening; it’s just that I got behind and then more behind and even behinder…. Basically, I’ve been recovering since Palo Duro Canyon, just gradually getting back into the swing of things. It’s refreshing not to have something looming overhead that I feel… Continue reading Finally, a Post