Mi Titanium 2018

Last weekend I did a thing. I finished my third half iron distance triathlon. I highly recommend this race. I do not recommend finishing it the way I did. So here’s what happened, and what didn’t. I make it no secret that I live with depression. There were some events in my life that made…

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, a Race Report

Current situation: soaking in my tub with the water just the right temperature with loads of epsom salt. Ten hours ago I was getting ready to head to the race. I could really use a nap but I will resist because my hubs is cooking a fabulous anniversary dinner for us and I have two…

Why DO I Run?

“Why do you do this to yourself?” I remember my mum asking me that exact question after I finished my first half iron distance triathlon. She wasn’t the first, nor will she be the last to ask me that question. Recently, someone posed the question again, and I decided to think long and hard on…

Feeling like a Fraud

I’m standing in my kitchen in my Oofos, in the cloud of my own stink, feeling a little like a fraud. I have blisters on my arches. New shoes + custom orthotics = no Bueno until the shoes break in a little more, and my feet toughen up too. There are two toenails that will…

On Your Mark, Get Set, …WAIT!

I’ve said it before: the best of intentions and reality don’t always meet.  I don’t know what made me think 2018 would be much different.  I chose focus words instead of resolutions hoping they would keep me on track for a broader area of life; found two women who were also looking for accountability partners…

 2017:  The Bad & The Good in It

Each year begins with high hopes, moderate and lofty goals, and dreams waiting to be fulfilled.  This year I was hoping for redemption after spraining my ankle twice in 10 weeks, and still had some problems with my piriformis going into January.  It had only been 3 months since it spasmed after the marathon and…