Category Archives: mental toughness

My new deep end: Iron Tribe

In 2011 I conquered the deep end of the pool – 20 feet down to the bottom of the pool. Sam and I never did have a tea party on the bottom of the pool like he promised though.  Then … Continue reading

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Augusta Half Ironman: A few more miles to go

I did not quite make it to the finish line as I had hoped.  66.2 miles is much farther than I have ever gone though. There were many things that went right on Sunday and the months leading up to … Continue reading

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Barb’s Race, part 2: Race Day

Barb’s Race and the Vineman course are a bit different than some courses. The swim is in the Russian River, starting at Johnson’s Beach.  T1 is also there but then T2 is at Windsor High School.  I was staying close … Continue reading

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Barb’s Race: the short version

Well, I didn’t finish.  It’s ok though. I had a good swim and T1, made 45 miles on the bike to just shy of the top of the hardest hill.  But I knew I was feeling too bad to continue.  … Continue reading

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Tri again: Another half

This weekend is Barb’s Race, another 70.3 triathlon.  I am out there trying again.  This time I will finish.  I drove the bike course today and it has more hills than I anticipated (define rolling, please!).  But there are not … Continue reading

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Ad by ad: Regaining my run

I am finally back to running again, but I have some ground to regain.  A month off doesn’t do much for speed especially when I am not speedy to start with.  Last week was the first week that I completed … Continue reading

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Changing my story

This post was inspired in part by my friend Kindra Hall.  She posted a video for New Year’s (watch it here , really, go watch it) talking about how we each can change our own story.  Her story made me … Continue reading

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