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Month: June 2015

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

I always find it difficult to just stick to the race day in a race report, because the race day is the finale in a series events leading up to the day. And so much of what happens before race day influences race day choices and decisions.  Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon was my first Olympic Distance River Swim “Away” Triathlon So needless to say, it was a big one for me.  But there was something else that distracted me from all the…

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Chattanooga Olympic Triathlon – Packing

Chattanooga Olympic Triathlon – Packing

Tomorrow, I take on the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon. It will be my  First Olympic distance triathlon First River swim First out of town/overnight stay triathlon One of my worst weakness is how much chatter I put in my mind leading up to a race, especially one that I’m nervous about (with 3 firsts in a race, I can be permitted to be just a tad nervous, I think). My personal focus for every race this year (after Dopey) is to stay…

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Gear Geek Box GIVEAWAY

Gear Geek Box GIVEAWAY

Most triathletes (and some runners too!) are type A++ personalities who have their eyes on the latest and greatest. And we want to buy more and even more stuff!  If you are one, Gear Geek Box might just be the one for you! Gear Geek Box is a subscription box aimed at triathletes who love trying new products and gadgets. You might find some big name staples in your box, or you might find a lesser known innovative brand.  How does GearGeekBox work? …

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Training Recap: Meltdowns and Bonks and Strength

Training Recap: Meltdowns and Bonks and Strength

I call this past week my roller-coaster week. Up and down and down and up! Physically and emotionally. There was no saying when I’d be on my up and then I’d be on the down. And I was totally bewildered by my apparent inability to control my emotions. I am a 1 or 0 kind of person, but for the most part I’ve learnt to even things out and this took me by surprise. It was quite a while after when…

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Training and Stress

Training and Stress

This post about my training and stress affecting it is one of the most unorganized  posts I’ve written. It bugs me because it doesn’t flow the way I wanted to in my mind. Perhaps this is two posts mashed into one. Either way, it was written from the heart without an editor’s hand and I don’t want to spend too much time fixing it.  So this stays!  Plenty has been researched and written about the mental benefits of running.  I’ve written about days…

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Things to do in Sedona – Vacation Part 2

Things to do in Sedona – Vacation Part 2

After a good four days in Phoenix, we drove to Sedona. Sedona has to be one of the most beautiful places with some of the BEST food I’ve ever had. There were so many things to do and see in Sedona and we did not do it justice by just staying two nights. Sharing the top 5 things to do in Sedona from our perspective, which might be a little skewed since we only spent 2 days and we travelled…

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Newton’s Third Law: Kindness Begets Kindness

Newton’s Third Law: Kindness Begets Kindness

I’ve been wondering if I should write this post. It doesn’t have anything to do with the running or triathlon or fitness world other than originating from it. On the other hand, it is a basic common life lesson that NEEDS to be spoken of.  A couple of months ago, there was a difference of opinion on the Internet and some of us who had a different opinion than the person I will call XYZ were blocked on Facebook. While…

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