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
"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?
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… Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, …WAIT!
No worries, I'm fine. After I stopped moving -- and got my medal -- I couldn't inhale deeply without my "emphysemic seal" cough. The medical volunteers were awesome. A man saw me and asked if I was okay. "I can't breathe," I said. He flags down someone else for a wheelchair, gets me in and… Continue reading Welp, that was a first, or a Visit to the Med Tent
Wide awake and thinking about warm weather, girls weekend, slot machines and sunrises.
Headphones we all have at least a working pair, a dead pair we should throw away but haven't because it seems such a waste and a pair of Skullcandys that could be sent back for warranty coverage but haven't bothered to send them off. If you run, walk, workout, watch TV and movies on dvd or… Continue reading What’s on my Playlist*
On 24 September, 2006 I finished my first endurance event at the Walt Disney World Olympic [distance] Triathlon. I was 37. The only running I had done in the 25 years between junior high track and then was what was required in gym class, errands and chasing after my kids. I had gained weight with… Continue reading The beginning, ten years later