Category Archives: Ironman

From the Beach to the Battleship – a journey of 140.6 miles

This is my story of my first 140.6 – the Beach 2 Battleship which starts in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and ends in Wilmington, North Carolina.   I went into this race completely convinced I could finish but even more completely … Continue reading

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Rumble Eve

It’s 7:00 PM the night before my big race and I’m ready to rumble.  Like everyone who endeavors  to traverse 140.6 miles all in a row broken up into a 2.4 miles swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a … Continue reading

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Ironman Anxiety Dream #278,605

Everyone has them – the race anxiety dream.  They are not limited to iron distance races but they are de rigueur for them and I was getting a little concerned that mine had not yet shown up. I was worried … Continue reading

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Over the Top

I can’t believe I got from last weekend to this weekend without writing about the fabulosity that was those 2 days, a week ago.  I think that’s how it goes.  I figure I’d better spit it out before I have … Continue reading

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Monday Monday – It’s All About the Win/Win

I had such a fantastic weekend that I’m not sure I can convey its greatness.  I had the opportunity to do things that made me feel strong and capable and to see things I’d done make others feel strong and … Continue reading

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Livin’ Large in North Carolina

This is where we live (I get to be part of  “we” when I’m here) Where the bugs are huge And the babies travel in herds Where the vines cover everything And the healthy living trails are brought to you … Continue reading

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That’s Just Mean

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That’s Just Mean

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The Vineman Giveth, The Vineman Taketh Away

Vineman, dear Vineman – why you gotta be like that?
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Good Vibes to all you Racers!

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