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The Ugly Duckling

I haven’t had much to say lately. I have more than a few draft posts sitting around unfinished, and I can’t seem to find the inspiration to get past the first paragraph of any of them. But — I think I finally found the words to finish this one thanks to a few weekends spent … Continue reading

Yup, Still Fun — 2012 All American Road Race

First things first. I’m really in love with my bike, and I’m so happy to be at the point where I can’t wait to ride, where I’m excited to get my ass kicked by fast boys, where I’m getting my money’s worth and then some with my recent investment. Also, I’m the proud owner of … Continue reading

Sorry Y’all, BRB

To kick off a work meeting last week, we were asked to share our life theme song. Normally I hate icebreakers like this, and when put on the spot to come up with a favorite movie/book/artist I always get flustered and can’t think of a single example. Sure enough, when it was my turn, I … Continue reading

When It Rains, It Pours

1. Shit never ends. My knees are in solid shape, but my left peroneal tendons are acting up (cue pre-Boston injury) and I’m having some pain in my right foot that is horribly similar to what plantar fasciitis is supposed to feel like. I’m nipping this in the bud quickly though — the pain started … Continue reading

No, Really, I Will: The Plan For 2012

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t do a post about goals, resolutions, blah blah blah? Really, though, I only write specific goals for my races, and I consider resolutions to be things that are made with good intentions but that often fail in the follow-through. So, let’s think of this more … Continue reading

The Year That Treated Me Well

It’s pretty hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  It seems like the older I get, the faster the days fly by. Even so, I managed to fit a lot into that seemingly short period of time. I didn’t set any specific goals for the year (other than to survive, maybe), but … Continue reading

Throwback: Triathlete 4 Life

A peek into my athletic history reveals that I probably was meant to be a triathlete all along. I took my first steps on my 1st birthday. I was a natural water rat. And I loved Big Wheel bike rides. I got distracted, like every preschool girl, with ballet. Then I tried T-ball (which later … Continue reading

This Is Why I Train

Last week I finally discovered my mantra (I KNOW, late to the party) and that, along with the realization that my big race is less than nine weeks away and I’ve been training hard since January, got me thinking about why I do all this crazy stuff. Sure, I love it, and spent a lot … Continue reading

On Strength: My New Mantra

Saucony has a cool new campaign called “Find Your Strong.” I don’t wear Saucony, but I think the marketing is brilliant and makes me want to watch this over and over and over. [This is not hard — it plays during every TDF commercial break.] Katie is the queen of awesome mantras, and I’ve been … Continue reading

Three Things Thursday: Tired Edition

Who said recovery week is easy and relaxing? My body is shutting down — hard — and making me feel miserable. Not the sunny few days I was hoping for. 1. I was really excited to check out Monday night boxing with my new Balance pass, but I’m sad to say it was a really … Continue reading

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