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Remember that triathlon I did last April?  It will be televised on NBC July 26th from 2:30 – 3:30pm. There is a slight possibility that I might be on air, if only for a second, as a camera crew followed me for two miles while I biked in.  If you happened to watch, I was […]

I’d like to take a moment to thank these fine inanimate objects that make my current triathlon training possible. Mark Allen Online Mark Allen is a seven-time Ironman champion. He runs a great triathlon coaching website that generates my daily workouts based on my age, height, weight, past exercise experience, and current fitness level. If […]

Yep, I did it!  I successfully completed my triathlon on Saturday!  I swam .93 miles, biked 24 miles, and ran 6.2 miles in 3 hours, 57 minutes, and 42 seconds.  Although I broke no land speed records, I achieved my goal and did it with a smile on my face (except during the run).  It […]

Tomorrow is my big race. I’m nervous. I have knots in my stomach. I know I can do it, but I’m scared. Think good thoughts for me tomorrow morning! Or, at the very least, feel grateful that you aren’t swimming in 55 degree water with 500 other people. I have every hope that when I write next, […]

Though my posts are becoming more and more infrequent, I am actually thinking, on a regular basis, of what to write next.  A number of blog post ideas and titles have flowed in and out of my brain. But as I decide to put each idea into writing, I realize that I have already moved on.  Thus, each topic becomes […]

Blowing off Triathlon Tuesday again, yes I am!  Never fear, my faithful dozen, I will have lots to talk about on, uhhhh, Thursday.  Like sticking my entire body, face and all, into a 58 degree lake while attempting to swim a whole 400 meters.  Yes, I was wearing a full-body wetsuit.  What would be MORE helpful?  […]

Hi!  Yes, I know!  I totally skipped Triathlon Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.  It’s my blog and I can do what I want. For the record, I’m now swimming 2000 meters, biking 25 miles, and running 7 miles.  The race is in five weeks, and aside from putting all the pieces together, I’m swimming/biking/running distances that surpass the race distances […]