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IRONMAN ARIZONA 2014

19 Dec 2014 / in Ironman, Race Reports

  “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot    As I write this, it has been one month since my Ironman Arizona finish. Perhaps just a touch too long to write a blog about my experience, but it is definitely worth jotting down […]

Thank You: From the Front of the Pack, To the Back

12 Nov 2014 / in Running

As I’m about to head out for the most challenging endurance event of my life (Ironman Arizona 2014), this might be the best blog I’ve read.  This guy gets it. Read the blog here http://rulesforrunning.com/2014/10/28/thank-you-from-the-front-of-the-pack-to-the-back/          

Iron Nerves

23 Oct 2014 / in Ironman

Less than one month until my first Ironman race. Six months ago… even four months ago it was easy to be confident. Surprisingly, that was even before most of my training was in the bank.  I had completed a 2 mile swim… I’ve bike centuries and Double-Centuries many times in the past, and I had […]

Six Weeks Until Ironman Arizona

09 Oct 2014 / in Ironman

You heard right.  Ironman. 140.6. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run… that Ironman. I haven’t blogged in forever.  I guess I took a long hiatus that I needed. When I go back and read some of my race reports or look at blog entries… I’m even surprised at the things I’ve done! […]

Vancouver Marathon – Race Report

08 May 2013 / in Race Reports, Running

  What an experience.  My husband and I started our training more than 18 weeks ago.  On Sunday, May 5th, we finally got to put our training to the test in Vancouver.  I’ll give you two versions of the story.  My brief summary for those who just want the highlights… and then the longer version […]

How to Run a Marathon with Friends

26 Apr 2013 / in Running

  It is just 8 short days until the Vancouver Marathon.  My FIRST ever marathon.  26.2 miles.  How do I feel? Excited and anxious for the things I’m not sure of…. like what’s the weather going to be like that day?  I’m worried about my right calf just deciding to “give way” in the next  […]

Go Ahead, Call Me a Runner

14 Apr 2013 / in Running

  “Nineteen point zero miles…. average pace… twelve minutes, forty-nine….. seconds”, the RunKeeper App’s electronic voice called out as I was running along the canal. ONE MILE.  I thought to myself, then said out loud…  “ONE MILE!”  I started to cry.  This was going to happen.  I was going to do this! I started out […]

18 Mile Disaster? Or Victory?

01 Apr 2013 / in Running

  “Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.” -Hal Higdon   ————————   Saturday, I completed my longest run ever.  An 18 mile training run.  […]

Every Run Isn’t Perfect

24 Mar 2013 / in Running

I’ll tell you for sure that my 12 mile training run yesterday was “Mind Over Matter”. It was a “step down week”.  Last week was my longest run ever at 16 miles and next weekend we will go even farther… 18 miles!  But during this training plan you have some step down weeks that back […]

16 Miles and Miracles

18 Mar 2013 / in Running

BMO Vancouver Marathon Training Week 11   Who would have ever guessed I’d run 16 miles.  In my eyes, 16 miles is a healthy bike ride, not a run.  But I did it.  Think there is something you can’t do?  I bet your wrong.  It just takes a little time… and practice. ————————— This weekend’s […]