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Month: June 2014

Allatoona Sprint Triathlon – Race Report

Allatoona Sprint Triathlon – Race Report

This is a race report that shouldn’t have been written at all. This was a race that wasn’t planned to happen and certainly not trained to race. But faced with a last minute entry from one of the sponsors, I succumbed to temptation and signed up for the Allatoona Sprint Triathlon. I had done a very similar course just last year. I was stronger than last year (not necessarily faster, sadly) and I could swim, bike and run the distance of…

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What do I need for my First Triathlon

What do I need for my First Triathlon

So you want to Tri? You are a brand new wannabe triathlete and you don’t know where to start or how to sift through the overwhelming information. This post “What do I need for my First Triathlon” is meant to help a newbie who is looking to do their first triathlon (or an only triathlon) and does not want to spend anything more than they really have to. When I did my first triathlon in 2011, I was a newbie…

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Training Recap – Never Say Never Again

Training Recap – Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again. As this training recap will show, the saying is right! I enjoyed doing the Acworth Women’s Sprint Triathlon last year but  this year my focus was on getting ready for Ragnar Napa and then the Dopey Challenge.  Just on Wednesday night, I was telling a friend how I would NOT do a triathlon this year because I didn’t have time to train for it. And on Thursday, I was offered an entry and I had signed up!…

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Enso Roller from EvoFit – Review & Giveaway

Enso Roller from EvoFit – Review & Giveaway

My journey into running started rather abruptly – a spur of the moment decision took me from being a couch potato to a half marathon runner in a matter of months.  In the early days, all I knew was I had to run and I had to “stretch” after the run. Inspite of this “stretching”, I had “issues” every time I crossed mile 9-10. On recommendation from my local running store, I went to see a sports chiropractor who introduced…

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Memories from a Back of the Pack Runner

Memories from a Back of the Pack Runner

I’ve always been a back of the pack runner. I finish in the bottom 20% regularly. And while I’ve done my best to get faster, I seem to be perpetually slow. Always. (Another topic for another day). I have also been amongst the bottom 5% (or maybe the bottom 1% even), especially when I was starting out. In the super early days of this blog, I wrote a short post about my first 10k, the Chattahoochee Challenge 10k. “It was…

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Training Recap – Pushing through Physical Inertia

Training Recap – Pushing through Physical Inertia

As much as I wish that every week of training is filled with enthusiasm and great results, it is not always the case. Some weeks, I’m positively bursting with energy and wish that I could do more, and some weeks I’m dragging myself to do anything, if at all anything. As this week’s training recap will show, I was mentally willing but physically tired. And since it is always the mind that has the upper hand, it was easy for…

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Three Things Thursday – Socks, Flan and Dunking

Three Things Thursday – Socks, Flan and Dunking

Three Things Tuesday or is it Three Things Thursday? I always get confused! Anyway, three random facts from the week. (I’ve been told that I need to make TTT more personal. And I tried. But I can’t think of one thing that happened in my personal life that would be interesting to someone else reading my blog! Maybe next week! 1. It is never too soon to plan runDisney costumes! I got this in the ProCompression grab bag sale they…

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