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Oilman 70.3 Race Recap

29 Nov 2011 / in Uncategorized

Well some insane person (me) signed up for a second 70.3 race in one year.  After doing the Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon in April…. I signed up for the Oilman 70.3 race in November. Why?  Well, after cheering us on in Galveston in April, my sister’s sister-in-law, Melanie, was inspired to try a 70.3 race […]

2011 Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon

29 Jun 2011 / in Uncategorized

This is the second year I’ve done the Seattle Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon.  I really do love this race.  I can see it would be fun traveling to other cities to do a Rock n’ Roll race.  It is well organized, nice swag, and super nice medals.  I am hoping to do the Chicago […]

Fixing a Flat

26 May 2011 / in Uncategorized

[brightcove vid=30865127001&exp=1699266750&w=300&h=225] I’ve never had to fix my own flat tire. Out of the thousands of miles I’ve ridden, I’ve only gotten a flat ONCE! I was prepared to fix it myself… but someone volunteered to do it for me. That flat where I’m on my own is going to happen one day. Here’s a […]

Never Give Up

01 May 2011 / in Uncategorized

Never give up… because you never know what can happen when you give it your all. [youtube]

2011 Ironman 70.3 Texas Recap

19 Apr 2011 / in Race Reports

Several years ago, I was riding STP (the Seattle to Portland 2-day, double century bike ride) and on the first day, I got cat-called to from 2 guys in a white van.  Not a nice cat-call, mind you… it was something like:  “Hey, fat-ass, get out of the road.”  (I was not, obviously, in biker […]

Great Tips for Open Water Swimming

06 Apr 2011 / in Uncategorized


Never Give Up

06 Apr 2011 / in Uncategorized

The most inspiring duo in triathlon.  Dick and Rick Hoyt. [youtube]

Ready or not…

05 Apr 2011 / in Uncategorized

3:30 AM. I’m up and panicking about cut off times.  The closer we get to the date of my 70.3 triathlon, the more information gets sent.  Just 5 more days to go. The first setback is that my swim wave, the 40-44 year old women, leaves LAST.  This means that I won’t have any “buffer” […]


30 Mar 2011 / in Uncategorized

If you haven’t seen this video yet… you should.  It’s a great act of sportsmanship.  Which is the way it should be.  Always.  To make your goals… you have to have to have a little help from your friends. [youtube]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…

19 Feb 2011 / in Uncategorized

My April 10th race is pretty much all I have thought about since November.  Of course there is the usual work, family, home life, kids, friends, etc. to keep up with… but every time I go to the gym, I have April 10 – 70.3 on the brain.  I have a calendar where I map […]