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Never Give Up

06 Apr 2011 / in Uncategorized

The most inspiring duo in triathlon.  Dick and Rick Hoyt. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI?rel=0&w=480&h=390]

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” […]

Inspiration

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaXVk5GBx-s?rel=0&w=480&h=390]

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 […]

Oh no… oh yeah!

09 Nov 2010 / in Uncategorized

So the “off season” can really make you feel off.  I’ve been going to the gym, but I have to admit for the last few weeks I’ve been in maintenance mode.  I was trying to let my Plantar Fasciitis heal and stay away from running.  So for me that means workouts on the eliptical, bike, […]

There really is something to this fitness thing…

21 Oct 2010 / in Uncategorized

My triathlon “career” started with just sprint tri’s. I had been a long distance biker and enjoyed organized, multi-day group rides for a few years before one day — a couple of friends of ours challenged my husband and I to sign up for a triathlon. After that, we were hooked. We loved the option […]

The Beginning of Athena Triathlete

18 Oct 2010 / in Uncategorized

This is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time. All the thoughts that swirl in my head when I’m training or competing in a triathlon… I always think of sharing because I’m sure that there are other women out there like me. Women who want to be active and competitive and […]