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  • As 2011 Closes
    on Dec 30, 2011
    As 2011 closes, I have given myself time to reflect over the last few weeks.  Especially over the last few days.  As I look back on this year I have had some of my greatest successes.  I have also shed a lot of tears.  I have foug...
  • Kona... Finally... Post race
    on Oct 16, 2011
    Kona....  race time.  All my hard work, now  put to the test.  Did I pass or fail?  What exactly do I mean by that?  Just crossing the finishline to some is passing, but, how I manage to get there and with the fastest ti...
  • 3,2,1.....
    on Oct 6, 2011
    The day after tomorrow at this time I hope to be well into the run portion of this Ironman.  The excitement here is amazing... IF you are following me via Facebook, I have tried to make regualr updates, I will start doing that via twitter as wel...
  • Day 7... All packed UP!
    on Oct 1, 2011
    This time next Saturday I will be still out on the run course... Hoping for a strong finish... The time change from Texas to Hawaii is 5 hours so if your in Texas.. Keep that in mind if your watching via http://www.ironmanlive.com/  my race #113...
  • Day 8... It's crazy windy but, all I have to do is SWIM:o)
    on Sep 30, 2011
    Today the wind was howling at 5:30 am.. OK... COME on.. that was a funny picture..howling wind??  DOG?? I laughed... Funny, I guess sometimes I write to self entertainment.  So Yes, it was windy on the pool deck this morning and I was...
  • Day 9... Gettin' it DONE!!!
    on Sep 29, 2011
    9 days.... Boy, how time flies...and now it seems like my days start,  and a few hours it's bedtime.  No sitting around hereAfter I got my kids to school is was out the door for a run... I was feeling great and the weather wasn't to ba...
  • Redefining my Impossible.... Day 10
    on Sep 28, 2011
    Today marks my 10 day count down until I race in Kona... I decided to start writing today about my last 10 days.  I thought if I wrote about my training the entire time, it would get a little boring for some and for those of you who think I am c...
  • Time for Take OFF.....
    on May 29, 2011
    It's 6:40 and we are walking to swim start area.  While some athletes were waiting in line for the portaPotties, I headed for the trees.  I was not waiting in line to P.  I ran back out of the bushes and Jeanne and I both laughed.
  • What it Takes
    on May 29, 2011
    It's been a really long time since my last blog here in March.  I seem to just between this blog and my website http://www.irunitri.com/ and recently I started a new website http://www.iron-maniac.com/ .Today I am going to write about my IR...
  • What Motivates Me
    on Mar 21, 2011
    So many times I get the question "What motivates you? What keeps you going? What makes you do what you do?"  The answer changes to that questions on a pretty regular basis.  I find motivation in so many different things, people, places.&nbs...
  • When it's Time to Turn Back
    on Mar 5, 2011
    Today sarted with big intentions on the road.  I had a big ride planned and having the company of Ed for the first 50 was going to be great.  He rode the entire ride with me last week, but this week he needed to cut it a little short,...
  • .... and Good Days
    on Feb 25, 2011
    My last post was about not just my physical struggle but, my mental struggle as well.  Today I want to show you what happens in my mind and body on a good day of racing.  On Sunday Feb. 20 was the Austin LiveStrong Full and Half Marathon.&n...
  • Bad Days...
    on Feb 21, 2011
    It's been a while since my last post and I am full on into "Strength Phase" of my Ironman training...I will explain this later but, I want to back up a little.Exactly 3 weeks ago I ran the 3M half marathon in Austin.  Now normally this is a PR c...
  • Week 3 Base Building... Ironman
    on Jan 19, 2011
    Ready or not, I am in week 3 of my Base training for Ironman and it already feels like a full time job.  I went from riding 2 days a week to pretty much 5;no swimming, to a ton of swimming; and easy running to very high intensity running. ...
  • So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Goodbye
    on Dec 31, 2010
    As the close of 2010 I would like to say Thank You.  To all my friends who have supported and encouraged me.  Looking back on my year, I can hardly believe what I actually did.  It seems like forever ago I turned 40 and did my http://w...
  • Now What???
    on Nov 30, 2010
    So, now that my SEASON is officially over, what's next??? What does an athlete/coach/Mommy do right now??  I laugh as I write that.  Somedays I wonder how in the world I got all my training done during my training season or how I actua...
  • World Championships Clearwater Florida 70.3
    on Nov 19, 2010
    After having a great flight in, Jeanne came to pick me up from the airport. I was joined on the flight by Jim Ryan, a local Austin triathlete and friend. He rode back with us as well. We had a few hours before Rob and the kids arrived and we had lots...
  • It's Not That You Fall Down.. but How You Get Back UP
    on Nov 19, 2010
    Last Saturday, I was racing a 24k Trail race in Bluff Creek. I felt great coming off a big week of training for me. My goal was really to maintain a specific pace for training purposes. We started the run with a pretty good pace, I backed off a tad j...
  • Proceed with Caution
    on Nov 19, 2010
    With 3 days to go until the Half Ironman World Championships, I am going forward. Broken hand and all. I have done my training as schedule this last week and feel pretty good about that. I have had some issues. Putting on my wetsuit was a huge OUCH!!
  • Damage Control
    on Nov 19, 2010
    With 8 days left until World Championship, I am a little stressed. I rode on Monday morning and felt good but, my leg was hurting. I had to really suffer with my hands. I came back and ran a very easy 20 minutes. My legs are still moving albeit slowl...
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