Category Archives: triathlon

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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And BOB’s your Uncle

I did a ride this weekend called the BOB which stands for Best of the Bay. And by  “best’, they mean climbs – the best climbs.  Truth is, there are so many great climbs around here that you could actually … 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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It’s All About the Training

If I were feeling more prolific and profound I would write a bunch of stuff about how different this year is. I would reminisce about how fit I was in 2009 when I raced B2B and how I started working … Continue reading

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Thumbkin goes to Canada to Race an Ironman

  The rest of the story goes like this: I got my cast off, fully expecting to be able to use my hand at will.  Yay – opposable thumb recovered!! HA! I don’t have words for the pain I suffered … Continue reading

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Thumbkin stayed in jail

It’s been a while since I update this blog thingie. That’s partly because I work a lot and partly because the whole typing thing was impacted for 8 weeks due to my hand being in a cast. So here’s what … 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

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at The Time

I have decided not to race Ironman Canada. I have a neuroma in my right foot and it hurts when I ride more than 50 miles. 112 = (50 x 2) + 12 and then there’s that marathon thing and … Continue reading

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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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