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Come Play with the Jellyman

March 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

I … am not a fish. I know that comes as a shock to some of you, because if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know how comfortable I am in the water. It is, in fact, like a second home to me. I love having the wave’s splash over my face as I try to swim. It’s especially nice when the seas are just a bit higher than your head, so that when you come up for a breath the [...]
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Boiling a Frog – Thoughts on Aging

March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Age is just a number isn’t it? I have always been told that, more so as I get older myself, but I have to be honest with you, my friends, I am starting to feel it creep in. Getting older is a funny thing, because it is not the brain that ages. My head feels like it’s 30, but each morning as I wake and get out of bed I feel all of my 51 years at once. Injuries I had in my teens come [...]
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All Sizzle but No Steak

March 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

I hope this post doesn’t turn into a rant, but I have a sneaky suspicion it will, so I should apologize for any hurt feelings, but I won’t, because if you think I am talking about you, then I probably am. The more I get into this blogging and podcasting thing the more I see instances of so-called “fitness experts” hawking either their own products or something they are [...]
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Chick Magnet

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am very popular with the females in my various training groups … I would like to say it is because of my keen insight to the training demands on the working gal … Or maybe it’s my overall sexiness and appeal to the fairer sex … I would LIKE to say those things but unfortunately it is something entirely different … I think I am well liked because I am someone they [...]
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Injuries and Adrenal Exhaustion

March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Athletes can be a stubborn bunch. Even though of us that know better, that coach or advise others, tend to not follow the best practices when it come to injuries. You know who I am talking about. When we are training for a specific goal, a target race, the only A race on our schedule, nothing will deter us from those long training days, the early morning sprints around the neighborhood, the [...]
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Race Report: Rock ‘n Roll DC Half Marathon

March 18, 2015 | 5 Comments

With each race completed there must be a race report. This, is a rule, so I am going to try to portray my most recent “run” in the best way I know how, and hopefully it will provide you, the reader, with enough insight when making a decision on which races to sign up for in the future. Let me start by saying this … I have liked all of the Rock ‘n Roll races I have [...]
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Dealing with Negativity

March 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

Rick never leaves me alone. The first thing in the morning after we get out of the shower. We look at ourselves in the mirror. Immediately Rick starts talking in our ear. Self doubt, self loathing, negativity sets in. “Look at yourself!” “You’re pathetic!” “How could you let yourself get this way??” “You’re such a loser!” Rick gets in [...]
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Hard Decisions

March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

This is all becoming very confusing and I am not sure where I am going in the future. Some changes are happening for sure, some personal, some professional, a lot medical, and it has me feeling a bit lost and rudderless. I have been feeling like this for awhile (yeah … I know … shocker right? I keep SO much to myself!) but it is reaching a breaking point and some decisions on where I [...]
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Killer Instinct

March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

The thing about a Killer Instinct is this …. I don’t have one …. I am not sure if you can even develop one if it’s just not part of your make-up. I see other’s racing, others that I know have not put in the training time I have, or are equal to me even during training sessions, but then during the race they blow by me like I was standing still. I have even seen my [...]
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Unprepared

March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

I had an epiphany yesterday. I was driving home from a Team in Training ride Sunday and my mind was thinking about the century ride we are training for in June and how, if I stuck with the plan, that I would be very prepared for that event. Not only that event, I thought, but the four triathlon races I also have through the year that will be along the same roads I am training on now. I would have [...]
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