2011: less running, more writing

The obligatory 2010 post: I’m not going to go into a huge play-by-play of the year. You have the archives for that! But I will say I started out the year at Wade’s house, drinking his home brewed beer (yum!) and hanging out in the hot tub. I imagine I may finish the year the same way ……

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Hard core and intimidating? Hardly

Much delayed, but I promised to share my experiences from my first triathlon, so here goes: There’s something that seems very hard-core and intimidating about a triathlete. Which is why I laughed in my brother’s face when he first suggested I race a triathlon. But the truth is, I very much wanted to become comfortable…

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Which end is up?

I feel too frazzled to blog. So much has happened over the past few weeks that I don’t even know where to begin! So, what I’m going to do today is be lame and tell you what I plan to write about. This will organize and un-frazzle me. = My first triathlon race report. Yep,…

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Nothing to be scared of here

Ok, so I’m still working on my full race report from my Very First Triathlon … I know you are anxiously awaiting all those minor details that probably no one cares about unless they are crazy enough to think these things are fun … But while I’m getting all the other stuff together, I wanted…

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Tomorrow, I get to play

First triathlon tomorrow. I feel ready and not ready, all at the same time. I know this much: I love it already. Even if tomorrow blows, I’m still enjoying the multi-sport workouts and all the good that comes with it. I’m sold! And, I’m super-stoked that Scott’s mom is coming to this one – I…

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Tomorrow, I get to play

First triathlon tomorrow. I feel ready and not ready, all at the same time. I know this much: I love it already. Even if tomorrow blows, I’m still enjoying the multi-sport workouts and all the good that comes with it. I’m sold! And, I’m super-stoked that Scott’s mom is coming to this one – I…

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What’s in your beach bag?

Some of my summer favorites, thus far: Neutrogena Ultimate Sport sunscreen: My friend Brian suggested I get this when I complained on Facebook that the Coppertone I was using was really heavy and greasy. He was right – I love this new stuff. It’s so light and sheer I almost forget I’m wearing it. But no sunburn!  Apple…

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Don’t phone it in

Change is everywhere. I see it and I feel it within. I look in the mirror and I see a stronger, leaner, toned version of myself. It reminds me of marathon training except somehow … better. I know now why triathletes love the sport. I don’t even care about race day; I’m loving the training…

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Shoe salesman with an agenda and other things

Okay, I’ll try to keep this in nuggets because I feel like I have a lot of nothing to say. … Triathlon training update: = Swim: So, I found out my friend Sally used to be a swim coach. Told you about that the other day when I mentioned our relay team. She had me…

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Things I want to talk about

= Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk at 5 pm on a Sunday; = Cycling rules/laws I’ve learned/want to confirm; = Brewfest in Rock Hill that boasted a climbing wall (does that seem like a good combo to you?); = Running a 5K while stressed; = Cycling the route of the triathlon that…

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