Author Archives: vegastrigirl

About vegastrigirl

I'm a tri baby who's just started to participate in this crazy circus of triathlons.

21 Day Challenge

Cheers and hello to everyone from your often absent for long periods friend (me).  It’s been a long cold winter, one surgery done, and recovering nicely.  It’s nice to see the green blades of grass poking through the dirt all … Continue reading

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Computrainer ride!

Happy 2014 everyone! I’m trying to make the best of my time pre-surgery, and exercise when I can.  My tri coach has a sweet deal worked out with Seattle Multisport that allows our team to go use their Computrainer facility … Continue reading

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Apologies for the hiatus

Hi all, Apologies for the lack of posts.  I’ll sum up quickly what’s been happening:  moved to a new house on the lake, love running by the lake, running was going so well, then….. boom.  I have gigantic cysts on … Continue reading

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Running mantras

I’m finally becoming more comfortable when running.  When I say more comfortable, I mean that I have improved from “oh my god this sucks so bad, my legs hurt, my knees hurt, everything hurts, this is so hard, how do … Continue reading

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I guess this is really happening….

Yesterday I quickly signed up for the Lake Stevens 70.3 Ironman in August of 2014. I was nervous thinking about it all day, and now I feel less nervous, and more a feeling of dread.  So. Much. Training.  So many … Continue reading

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Shameless brag

At my team track workout the other night I ran 2:30 400’s.  Multiple. That’s a 10 minute mile. 2 months ago I could barely do a 15 minute mile.  Hard work pays off.  

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End of tri season, and new things I can’t live without

My 2013 tri season ended last weekend.  I’d been very sick in the days leading up to the race, and I didn’t have the easiest race. Despite that, my times in all 3 legs were faster than last year, so … Continue reading

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My running secret struggle

I’ve been keeping a secret from all of you. I used to hate running, really really hate running. I ran / walked an entire half marathon, all the time hating running. But I love running now, and I have for … Continue reading

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The Motivation Myth

My former coach recently wrote a blog post strongly disputing the idea that motivation is some magical thing that people are blessed with, or can get out of a bottle. As usual, I wish she was wrong. I am probably … Continue reading

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Learning to bike at 34

It dawned on me that I’ve never shared the story of how I learned to ride a bike. Well, re-learned. I’ll back up a bit.  When I was a kiddo, I did a century with my dad. On a shitty … Continue reading

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