Monthly Archives: April 2012

A more positive outlook

I spent the last 48 hours feeling sorry for myself and whining to anyone who would listen about having 2 races cut from my schedule in May and June.  This leaves me with just Iron Girl to do.   Last … Continue reading

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Forced to slow down

Have I ever mentioned in this blog that I want the tortuga award?  Well, I do. But I didn’t want to get it this way. I visited good ole Dr. Victor yesterday.  He did a functional movement screening on me, … Continue reading

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The best part about being a triathlete

The best part about being a triathlete is being able to laugh at yourself. How can you tell someone is a triathlete? They tell you. How many people reading this blog can tell me how much their water bottle weighs? Empty … Continue reading

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It was an ass cramp. Sigh.

Eight hours after my dramatic bike ride I had almost no pain or discomfort left.  I couldn’t believe it since after my ride I was nearly immobilized and brought to tears, and for almost 2 hours.  Right now I feel … Continue reading

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Weekend training recap, with a scary ending…

I woke up bright and early yesterday to go cheer on some of the people I train with as they completed their first triathlon yesterday.  The water was perfect in both temperature and choppiness. Here’s my friend Crystal, who was … Continue reading

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A miracle has occurred!

For months I have suffered from plantar fasciitis.  I have tried everything – corticosteroids, arch supports, ice, golf ball, active release therapy, stretching, splints, compression, rest…. Nothing was working.  I have a triathlon in 2 1/2 weeks.  Walking a mile … Continue reading

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Envisioning your race

My sister and I are doing Iron Girl together on May 6th.  This is pretty special to me because it’s the first triathlon for both of us.  She’s totally going to smoke me, and I am cool with it. I … Continue reading

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I tried it: anti gravity yoga

I admit it, I’m a sucker for a fitness trend.  Tai Bo, did it.  Spinning, yep, used to be the first one on the waiting list.  Bikrim yoga, did it, blacked out, I guess that’s one way to find your … Continue reading

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Iron girls need Iron to keep going

Yesterday I went on a trek over to the Sunflower Market for lunch.  One handheld basket and a triple digit bill later, I was done.  I picked up some good stuff, kombucha, protein powder, coconut water, hard boiled eggs, but … Continue reading

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Tri Girl, hey!

I finally imported my old Blogger blog over here to Word Press (hooray!).  I started that blog in the summer of 2011, right when I first began to train for the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon.  My, how far I’ve come. … Continue reading

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