Category Archives: cycle

road to Annie Oakley

I guess I made up my mind to do the Annie Oakley Sprint Triathlon about a week and a half ago, giving myself roughly two and a half weeks to prepare. Yikes! I am certainly not in top training shape, after being … Continue reading

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a triathlete is born: MIM Sprint 2012 conquered

These couple days following the event have been a bit surreal. I worked so hard and built up so much anticipation, the aftermath feels a little flat. I knew I could do it, and I did. Following is a fairly … Continue reading

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my rock

Tomorrow. Tomorrow at this time, 8.08am, I will be watching the first 250 or so racers to file into the water, 3 seconds at a time. My age group starts right in the middle; my guess is that I’ll be … Continue reading

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my parents, my heroes

Y’all, my dad has WON a triathlon. Placed first in his age group. Where was I when that was going on? Probably being a self-absorbed teenager who didn’t know her ass from, well, you know. He can’t remember which year, … Continue reading

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my brother, the hero

My little brother is six foot four, making him more like my big-little brother. He’s four and a half years younger than I am. Faster, stronger, smarter than I am (although he might argue about the smarter thing). In short, … Continue reading

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fear, plus some plant metaphors

Back in the saddle this morning after a few weeks (yikes!) of riding the trainer or missing group rides. Perfect weather: overcast, but not raining, 71 degrees. Perfect company: Emily. Perfect route: mostly bike lanes on Southern. I really enjoyed myself! … Continue reading

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week eight update

Run: This is the sport I am most excited about! As I’ve detailed in past posts, I’ve struggled to become a runner with little success until now. At the beginning of tri training, my progress felt excrutiatingly slow, but I … Continue reading

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