Category Archives: Training

Reindeer Games

A decade ago a friend and I were training for a marathon together.  When we met early one morning she said “So what reindeer games to you have set for us today?”.  The name has stuck, and nobody ever really … Continue reading

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Willing to Tri

Seven weeks.  That’s how long I have to get ready for my next “big” (read:  meaningful) race.  I generally take more time to prepare.  As I’m typing, I find the fact that I’ve chosen the word “prepare” over “train” interesting; … Continue reading

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Gotta’ Train!

Upon my departure to Hawaii, a friend said “Have a perfect vacation.  You might even think about relaxing a bit!”.  Perhaps because so much of my life is wrapped up in the “balance” of things, I was a little insulted … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

Yeah for me!  I’m home again!  My three month Chinese drywall project took five months, but it’s done.  Well, almost.  In my hurry to get re-established in my own home I didn’t notice that my stove/oven were missing (she’s such … Continue reading

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A Real Kicker

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.  ~Josh Billings Food Police.  Exercise Nazi.  Running Fanatic.  Triathlon Junkie.  On a daily basis, I encounter them.  … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED was that I went on a training ride with five friends yesterday. WHAT I HEARD WAS that the wind was so bad it was nearly impossible to ride.  That is was hard to stay motivated.  That one … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution #5: Lose the Fat

(Please note that this post has been delayed due to the fact that I went out for a pizza.) Seriously. My body composition had gotten considerably off during my months of prolonged non-training.  My goal was to lose four pounds … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Toughen Up!

I’ve been meaning to write a thank-you note (of sorts) to two men I met last year.  I don’t know how to get it to them, so I pray for them, ask God to protect them, and hope that they’ll … Continue reading

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Just Wondering

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman. All the world is waiting for you And the power you possess. In your satin tights, Fighting for your rights And the old Red, White and Blue. …Now the world is ready for you, and the wonders … Continue reading

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Perfect Balance Phase IV: Time to Work

The “real” purpose of my Arizona trip was to work, and the time has come to do just that.  There was no mistake in the scheduling; it was orchestrated as it should be.  Travel.  Get butt kicked.  Travel.  Have spiritual and introspective time.  Travel.  Teach.  … Continue reading

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