Tag Archives: racing

Restorative Athletics

If you know me and readers, I think you do, you know I’m chronically all wound up.  Physically, mentally I’m prone to run on overdrive until I’m a twitching mess.  I like being active. I like running, swimming, lifting, hiking, … Continue reading

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Crawling Back On

Three weeks ago I confessed to being off the exercise wagon. Sometimes I’ve actively been chasing it down. Sometimes I just feel like I’m being dragged by my tether.  It’s been inconsistent and I’m still looking for the hooks that … Continue reading

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Booted off the Wagon

I didn’t fall off. It wasn’t an accident. I was pushed. I was on a roll with my lifting routine. For a good while I had settled into a sufficient training schedule. Then commitments other than triathlon racing started throwing … Continue reading

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7 lessons from racing

Some things feel slightly embarrassing to learn.  Sometimes they are things I teach, things I know and somehow I still get to relearn them the hard way.  Some things I was surprised it took me this long to really learn. … Continue reading

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My Big Tri, with tiny bubbles, a caterpillar, and ice.

We watched the sun rise on the boat as we anticipated the start.  Shortly after 6:30am the inevitable got closer one person at a time, three seconds apart.  “Really?” I uttered as I was told to jump.  I was more … Continue reading

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Something Magical: My Watershed Biking Moment

Almost as soon as I finalized registration I got a sinking sense of dread, “Oh, no. What have I gotten myself into?” I had selected the Trinona international distance triathlon because it had gotten a great reputation and I felt … Continue reading

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