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Heat Acclimation (should have written this 6 months ago)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      7 comments

Every year I whine about my low tolerance for heat. Bring on the cold; I can layer up. But when you live and exercise in the South, the heat is real. Add in the high humidity and it's almost intolerable. Especially for someone that sweats bucket... Read more
100k and other things (since I haven't blogged in forever)
Thursday, January 29, 2015      8 comments

I completely fell off the blogging bandwagon last spring. I started training for an Ironman and my spare time dwindled to zero. I was still coming to SP to log my food and keep up with my Sparkpeeps, but I was further and further behind on blogg... Read more
Swimming in ice water and other fun.
Monday, March 31, 2014      11 comments

Last year I did a really tough triathlon on Memorial weekend. Tough because it's very hilly. I did the Olympic distance; they also have a half iron distance. I debated the half for this year. Then I found my good senses and decided I could do th... Read more
Back-to-back racing and a Houdini dog.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      11 comments

Winter is always a crazy time at my house. Between all of our holiday trips and racing it's constant packing and unpacking around here until March when we cut back on half marathons and I start triathlon season. Saturday, 1/11 was the MS Bl... Read more
Busting through the wall for that PR! (Long catch up with pics)
Sunday, December 15, 2013      11 comments

I've finished several half marathons this year at 2:08:**. I couldn't seem to get under 2:08. At least I'm consistent! I thought I had it beat at the Thanksgiving day half, but as the miles ticked away, I realized the course was long and I wasn'... Read more
Progress is any forward movement -no matter how small
Friday, November 08, 2013      6 comments

I haven't blogged since August. I know... you've all been clinging to the edge of your chair waiting for me to come back from that cliffhanger ending of taking a diet and exercise break to reset my metabolism. So here's what happened after I lef... Read more
Adaptive thermogenesis ... what you don't know about reaching your weight loss goal
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      11 comments

If you've been my sparkfriend for awhile, then you know the last two years have been a disappointment in the weight loss column. I started my weight loss journey 6/10 and rocked my first 9 months by melting off 70 pounds. Looking good, feeling g... Read more
SparkCoach Plateau Busting program
Friday, July 19, 2013      6 comments

So I clicked on the SparkCoach link to find out what it entailed. What is this program? Is there a fee? Does it offer anything new for someone like me? No answers to my questions and no FAQ. It doesn't provide any info until you make more selec... Read more
2 Triathlons in 7 days -it can be done even if you didn't plan it that way!
Sunday, June 02, 2013      17 comments

Several months back I registered for a local triathlon (that I did last year). It was my first "more than a sprint distance" and my first lesson in electrolyte management. It isn't a standard olympic distance because, for whatever reason, the sw... Read more
How could I forget to blog about the Ironman 70.3?!?
Monday, May 20, 2013      18 comments

OMG. Life has been crazy for the past month. Well, it was pretty busy before that, too. I was logging 10-12 hour training weeks leading up to the Ironman New Orleans 70.3 on 4/21. Two weeks were 14 hours. That's a lot of training time. I'm used ... Read more
"Girl you so fast you look like a shark in that thing." True comment.
Thursday, April 18, 2013      9 comments

Ok so I'm really behind on blogging, but I'll start with today and then back up to briefly catch up. Sunday is Ironman New Orleans 70.3 - my first half ironman. And my first wetsuit swim in a race. Last week I struggled to get the wetsuit o... Read more
A lot of catching up to do since Dec... races, etc.
Monday, February 11, 2013      14 comments

I left off at a half marathon with PINKBEANBOO on Dec 1. That was followed with another half on Dec 8. It was the anniversary of my first ever HM and is still the most boring and unsupported race, ever. My biggest complaint is that there were on... Read more
St Jude Half Marathon with PINKBEANBOO!
Monday, December 03, 2012      19 comments

We registered, we waited, we trained and the day finally arrived! PINKBEANBOO and I would meet in Memphis for the St Jude Half Marathon. It's funny when you get to know someone online for a couple of years and then you meet in person and, yes, A... Read more
Three years and 77 pounds later
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      20 comments

I was looking at photos from a week ago. There was a picture of my daughter and me at her college football game. I remembered a similar photo and dug it out of a long forgotten photo folder from 3 yrs ago, Oct 2009. This was the photo that made ... Read more
Cougar candy -or- being appreciative of the work it takes for this...
Friday, October 19, 2012      12 comments

Last night was the annual auction fundraiser for my son's fraternity where they auction off the guys to the highest bidding girl. They wash the winning girl's car or cook dinner or clean her apartment... whatever she tells them to do. (Where was... Read more

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