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doing the extreme course

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1st tri - finish line

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half way to goal...


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I retired in May and have been trying to get my life in some sort of order. I have been someone successful, although I am still not on a schedule like I want. So, my first goal will be to get organized and (continue) to declutter our house.

I finished a sprint triathlon yesterday (9/12/15) and want to do another one, although I have not found a close one for this fall. My desire is to do an Olympic length tri in the spring, but need lots more training before then. So, my second goal is to tackle more hills on my bike and run more.

I also need to track ALL my food, as this has been an on-going struggle for me.

Member Since: 2/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 57,486

My Goals:
My goals for fall:

1) bike/swim/run (one or two of these a day) 6 days a week

2) track EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth!

3) Hike 2 times a month

4) spend more time with our grandchildren

5) spend more time with God

My Program:
After next week (taking a week off for my body to recover from the triathlon, although am doing the Wii and walking), I will swim/bike/run 2 days a week, more if I can work it in.

I will eat "clean", getting in the freggies that my body needs.

Personal Information:
I have been married 38 years, am mother of 3 WONDERFUL daughters, grandmother of 7 grandchildren (4 boys, 3 girls). I am a Nurse Practitioner who retired in May. I am starting a new job, 1 day a week, tomorrow.

Other Information:
I love to sew and quilt; I am hoping to reorganize my life to work on some unfinished projects, although I am not sure how that will happen. I love to read, but seem to only get time when I am sitting in a waiting room. I usually carry a book in the car "just in case".

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    Wow, trials and tribulations. My bike tire was flat, gas station for air. Opps, I forgot I have one presto valve and one regular, home to get adaptor, can't find to bike store....closed. Home search high and low, find one. Air, off to bike. I have always wanted to do a mini triathlon...maybe one day. My bucket list is short but there's that. Goooooo lady!!!!

    2056 days ago
    It seems we are in the last days of summer, it's sunny and 68 here in Chicagoland and it is biking at it's best. I'm hitting it shortly! Have a wonderful monday!

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    2056 days ago
    Welcome to the Dawggies! A new challenge is like a new notebook - so refreshing starting again!

    Fall is here and cooler weather is coming - I can hardly wait to run with the pack again!

    These tired old paws have gotten lazy since the Summer Challenge ended - it's time to get with the Pack again!

    WooHoo! We can do it!!
    2057 days ago
    emoticon and CONGRATS Pam on the race!!! So happy to see u were able to complete it. How many miles? Was it a combo of cycling, running and perhaps swimming? It's so cool u r able to do this!!!

    Congrats also on the decluttering!!! I've been doing this also. Strange when I moved back from CO a few yrs ago and later moved in here, I barely had any possessions, but it already needed to be gone through. Feels good huh?

    Get ready!!! It's going to be cooler,,, we HOPE!! So we can move around easier, and up here, before the snow flies!!! I always stock up on the non refrigerated items,,,,ice is NASTY!
    2057 days ago
    Pam, So happy to see you in the Fall kennel. Enjoying the Arizona weather this time of year? I keep Gold Canyon as a location on my Cell phone weather. My son, who lives in Chandler, says that's all people in Oregon think about, the weather! At any rate there is a nice campground out off Ellsworth, it looks over the whole valley and is quite peaceful! It would be a great time of year for it!

    We will have the best time this Fall, romping in the giant piles of leaves. If I can help you please give me a shout out on my Spark Page, I will love to hear from you. hugs, Janey EL(extra leader) for the Fabulous SUDS 2015 Fall Challenge emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2058 days ago
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