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I never said I was Popeye.

At least I don’t think I did. Sure, I’ve been showing off with all my triathlons.  I mean, wouldn’t you if you did five triathlons and got four medals?  (Even if they were basically for showing up because there’s almost … Continue reading

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What Really Happened At My First Olympic Triathlon?

I usually start every race hopeful I’ll be a contender–you know, beat someone.  Then, by the end of the race, I’m pretty happy to finish it.  Usually, I don’t beat many, if any, people.  In my age group or not.  … Continue reading

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When Your Husband Means Well…

A couple of disclaimers: 1.  Before the race a couple of day ago, my husband and I had never run together. 2.  I am not a natural athlete.  He is.  When I started running about 6 months ago, he was … Continue reading

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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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The Second Time Around: Can It Ever Be as Good as the First?

Well, if you walk away with a trophy, maybe it can.  Or not… After my first triathlon, I was flying high from the excitement of the whole event.  If you read my summary “Can’t Wipe This Smile Off My Face…”, you know what I’m … 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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Just When I Was Feeling So Good (Translate Cocky) About The Triathlon…

Here’s my top 11 random thoughts during a 25 mile bike ride in 90 degree weather today. 1.  Is the wind ever, ever at your back?  I mean ever? 2.  And will I ever be able to catch my breath? 3.  … Continue reading

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