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Going On in February

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

eating Mexican food for Husby’s birthday. A few years ago, instead of cake he requested a birthday flan. It’s been tradition ever since. (Although I’m still perfecting my recipe. This year’s was a bit sloppy.) We preceeded the flan with kale, butternut squash and mushroom enchiladas for dinner. listening to podcasts all the time, and also […]

Racing for Two

Friday, September 20th, 2013

At the end of June I competed in two triathlons, and while I wanted to share about them, due to circumstances and my new work situation I didn’t feel like it was the right time to share. But, now that some time has passed, I no longer need to stay mum about my summer races. […]

It’s training time again

Monday, March 25th, 2013

I have this half crazy idea that I’m going to do a half ironman at the beginning of august. Last week was my first official training week, and this is what it looked like: Monday: It’s about 28° F outside, and sleeting and I am running for an hour in this grossness. I don’t get […]

2013 Race Goals

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

This year I’d like to: Run a half marathon Run a Ragnar Race Run a Olympic distance triathlon PR a sprint triathlon Run a half IM triathlon What are your race goals?

Island Lake Summer Triathlon

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

My race report starts the morning of the day before the race.  I woke up Saturday morning with horrible double charlie horses.  After waking husby up with my screaming getting my calves to relax and rolling them out, we hopped in the car and drove out to walk a 5k being put on by a […]

Island Lake Triathlon

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

finished in 1:48:49

Triathlon Update

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I finally registered for that triathlon I’ve been training for. It takes place in 3 1/2 weeks. I’m feeling pretty good about my training.  I chose a 20 week program over a more typical 16 week. And even though I started it arbitrarily, without having chosen a particular tri, it lines up perfectly with the […]

sqeezing in one more

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Remember how I just wrote about my last race of the season. Then I ran another one.  Just a 5k. Nothing special time wise, but it was a good run. Over the winter I definitely will be working on some speed runs so I can set some new PRs. And remember how I said I […]

Detroit Turkey Trot 10k

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

At the beginning of last spring I ran my first race, a 5k through the arboretum. It was a wonderfully hilly trail run on a brisk March morning. It took the whole first mile for my feet to thaw out. (One of the few draw backs I’ve found to races in my Vibrams is that […]

rain run

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I’ve been running in my VFFs for about 2 1/2 months now, and am very pleased with my decision. My running form feels much more natural than it did before.  I’m also glad that I spent the 3 weeks before buying the VFFs running completely barefoot, it made the transition completely smooth, and cemented the […]