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Does Not Quit Unless Forced To

18 Oct 2019 / in Ironman, Race Reports

Here is my race report for Ironman Chattanooga. My friends Anne, Kelly, and I arrived in Chattanooga on Wednesday. I was glad we came to town early. It’s a long haul on 2 airplanes from Seattle to get to Chattanooga and also a 3 hour time change. The town is small and manageable and everyone […]

Here We Go Again

08 Nov 2018 / in Uncategorized

My last blog post was my 2014 Ironman Arizona recap. Since then, this blog has been dormant, but I haven’t been dormant! I’ve raced in the last few years at the Sprint distance. I enjoyed the shorter races and honestly probably was relying on muscle memory instead of really training. For the last three years […]


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          

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.  […]