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How to RUN Away from Your Problems

07 Mar 2012 / in Uncategorized

You can run away from your problems — literally.  My brother, Robert, is living proof of that.  This past weekend he ran his first 1/2 marathon.  He ran it in an impressive 2:02!  He trained for the race, but only really has been running for the past 3 months.  By any normal standards, this would […]

Over the Moon (Luna Style!)

22 Feb 2012 / in Uncategorized

This week I started my training for my first marathon.  I’ve been thinking about writing about it… the start of my training “season”, and how hard it it is get back into the swing of things when it is winter and (maybe) you’ve taken a little too much time off. But my next training run […]

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” […]