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My Running Journey

I have a long and complicated relationship with running.   I grew up a fish, swimming before I could walk, and winning fists of ribbons by ‘91.  My running coach dad convinced me to run because he said Janet Evens (‘88 and … Continue reading

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Use The Ladder

“If I can’t _______ then it’s not worth it.” Is one of the biggest pitfalls in sustaining a long athletic life. It could be a certain pace, distance, weight, or time. But the thought is that if it’s not a … Continue reading

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I’ve named my fear.

I have a stupid fear.  It feels a little shameful. This really shouldn’t be a problem for me.  See, I  do triathlons that require me to train and race swimming in lakes.  I teach a class on swimming in lakes … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser.

I’ve had a recurring dream.  It’s very simple.  I’ve had it for as long as I can remember.  I’m sitting on the ground with my legs extended in front of me.  Then gracefully I hinge forward.  My belly lies atop … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole.

I feel unmotivated yet restless.  I have a vague sense of athletic drive that is unmoved by the thought of swimming biking or running.  It’s not to say I’m leaving triathlon. I totally want to do Beach2Battleship again.  Nor have … Continue reading

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The Aftermath: B2B Race Epilogue

Oh sweet off-season.  Beer and sleeping and sugar and wine and pajamas… It’s been seven weeks since my Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon finish.  It was over four weeks before I could run pain free.  It was over three weeks before … Continue reading

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The Last Three Miles: B2B race report part 3

“Why is she so happy?” A friend asked Will. “I’m on the run!”  I told Will as I cruised by at an 8:00/mile pace. Generally friends and family would not be dismayed to see me smiling.  They may have been less … Continue reading

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Swim and Bike: B2B race report part 2

Saturday October 17th 2015 I was ready for my 4am alarm.  I ate, stretched, and pooped – ahhhh – all the important stuff out of the way. Now to actually start the race.  In the grand scheme of things, this part seems … Continue reading

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Long and Hard: B2B race report part 1

After three days of driving and camping we arrived at Wrightsville Beach for Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon.    Woah – the ocean.  As we stared at it I felt like Nemo stating the obvious “It’s big… and blue.” Which is also … Continue reading

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Bear with me – overflowing gratitude.

I have been celebrating my epic effort with equal (or greater) laziness.  Four day road trip followed by two days in bed with the kitties and Netflix.  Tomorrow the party of quiet fuzzy sloth has to come to an end. … Continue reading

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