Category Archives: Racing

The Other Side of the Mountain

The most famous 3 words in the world of mountaineering are “Because it’s there” allegedly spoken by George Mallory when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest.  We all have a Mt. Everest in our lives and some of … Continue reading

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Weekend Update (from 2 weekends ago)

The weekend started out with SHARKFEST!  which is a swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park.  This was my 6th run at it and so far it was Sharks 0/21CM 5.  I intended to keep it that way but you … Continue reading

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Where is Thumbkin?

There’s a funny picture of Mr. Rogers apparently flipping someone off on the internet. I took one look at it and knew perfectly well that wasn’t what was happening. Mr. Rogers give someone the bird?  I don’t think so.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Racing, Swimming, triathlon | 3 Comments

In Which our Heroine Engages in New Math

I’ve already gone from “1 Down, 5 or so to Go” to “2 Down, 2 or 3 to Go”.  It’s the new math!    Or it’s because I missed a race due to illness, injury and apathy to train and … Continue reading

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1 Down 5 or So To Go

Today was race day.  1st race of the season and I arrived at the start under trained and over weight – not a winning combination but a great way to inspire myself to get it together. I also showed up … Continue reading

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Of Races and RollerCoasters

Folsom, August 15, 2010 – Folsom Olympic Distance Triathlon There is no better time for self-evaluation and a trip to the internal loony bin than during a race. The rollers on the bike course are no match to the rollers … Continue reading

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Lemons, Lemonade or an Arnold Palmer?

I don’t think I can make lemonade out of lemons quite they way Runner Susan can. She turned a 3 hour traffic jam, a full bladder and a missed race start into running an ultra marathon and getting a marathon … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Pain and Suffering, Racing, training | 9 Comments