Nerves. That's what I thought I would be feeling. Along with some fear, anxiety, excitement and anticipation. I'm not. I don't feel anything really. Ambivalent isn't right. Apathy, maybe that's closer to reality. I haven't been able to pinpoint why either. I thought I'd be feeling something this close to the end. I have to… Continue reading T-minus 5 Days, 7 Hours and Counting
Just Another Ride, or Not
This was a first for me, and not the kind I would ever expect. I also hope there is never a second.
Muscle Memory is a Good Thing
Where do you start when you are in the middle of something? I have the best intentions of writing regular updates and then don't get around to it. The best blog posts come while I'm out running. I haven't figured out how to dictate and audio memo to my phone to turn all those profound… Continue reading Muscle Memory is a Good Thing
Bronchitis is no Joke
Two weeks. That is how long it has been since the cough started. That is how long it has been since I've done any kind of meaningful exercise. I was hoping I'd have a better training update to share. Until the bronchitis started I had been doing pretty well. Now I sit on my duff… Continue reading Bronchitis is no Joke
A Man, his Passing and Legacy, and a Scholarship
This week I joined the Facebook group page for Ironman Maryland. My hope and plan was to get as much information and gather tips as I could about the race, the venue, and all things race week. Race day is 27 weeks away. An announcement was shared that the much loved race director, Gerry Boyle,… Continue reading A Man, his Passing and Legacy, and a Scholarship
2019, Year in Preview
While looking back allows for introspection and gives perspective it does not give light to what comes next because our back is turned away from it.
It’s not a Midlife Crisis If…
...if it's planned a year in advance, right? This question - those words - have been niggling around my head for a few months now. They have been persistent, and echo daily now. I asked a few friends exactly this question; they all said no. I'm not convinced. Whatever it is, I pulled trigger, uhh,… Continue reading It’s not a Midlife Crisis If…
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… Continue reading Mi Titanium 2018
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… Continue reading Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, a Race Report
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… Continue reading Why DO I Run?