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How To Gain 9.4 Pounds in 13 Days. Really.

Let’s get right to it: 1.  Go on vacation to somewhere like… sunny, carefree Florida.  2.  Pack only drawstring or elastic-waisted baggy shorts.  And flip-flops.                                            Loosen up–literally.  Advertisements

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Three Triathlons in Eighty-One Days. Now what?

Water still dripped down my neck from the swim as the thermometer crawled toward forty.  Except for the burn in my thighs as I shifted into high gear, there was no evidence I was connected to my lower extremities.  As … Continue reading

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Can’t Wipe This Smile Off My Face: Confessions of a First Time Triathlete!

It started the night before the race.  The smile.  My husband noticed it as we walked the path to the pre-race swim clinic.  As 30-50 people gathered to hear what Ironman triathlete Bryan Rhodes had to say about open water swimming … Continue reading

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Can Couch Potatoes Change?… or Don’t We All Start as Spuds?

It’s official.  I registered (and paid) for the triathlon scheduled for July 16.  Pretty good for someone who—until very recently—thought triathlon was spelled Tri-ath-A-lon!  If you’ve read any of my last three posts or A Running Journal diary, you’ll know I rather dubiously started running via the … Continue reading

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