Posted on: August 24, 2010


Saturday I tentatively tried training again. Shoulder and side are seriously sore still – but I thought I’d better give it a go. Serious props to Traumeel though! Traumeel is a homeopathic remedy with arnica and other assorted herbs and things in it. T …

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Promises Made – Promises Kept…My Vineman Experience

Posted on: August 7, 2010


"French Maid Guy" – on Vineman run So, about 5-6 months ago, I came to the realization that I was going to need a Secret Weapon during the Ironman event. When was this? During my 1/2-Iron at Sedona. When I ran up to the car where H was waitin …

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Triple Brick…SOC Lifestyles…Wow, I’m Tired…

Posted on: July 29, 2010


I’m tired. Mentor Margaret says that’s what happens about now. You’re just so tired of  training, tired of getting up at 5 a.m., tired of the pool, tired of your run courses, and perhaps particularly tired of your bicycle seat. About 3/4 of my Teammate …

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If It’s Saturday It Must Be…the East Bay Century…

Posted on: July 13, 2010


OK, first of all, let’s just get this out of the way – look at this: OK, I know that you can’t really read this. But you can “kinda sorta see” the hills. Suffice it to say that the highest percentage was FOURTEEN percent. Yes, a 14% grade. Yo. Mama. He …

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Money In The Bank: 3/4 Iron Weekend (beware: long post!)

Posted on: June 8, 2010


I never really understood the phrase “Money In The Bank” until this weekend. The week was a toughie for me. I had gotten an eye ulcer (likely from a gnat flying in my eye – though I am VERY careful to ALWAYS wear some sort of eye protection on the bike …

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Markers, Markers, Everywhere…

Posted on: May 24, 2010


This weekend, my “Tennessee Teammate” Missy went and rode the Ironman Louisville course. She stated that it was rollers – basically NO flats, but not a lot of “horrible hills” either. One of the things that she mentioned was that she was constantly gea …

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LONG Weekend: Oysterfest for LLS, run/swim brick, triple brick

Posted on: May 18, 2010


showing Maria how to make a black'n'tan On Saturday, Maria (M-Dot) Afan and I worked Oysterfest for LLS. Basically, that means working from morning to night pouring Guinness-branded beers, with tips going to the Leukemia Society. It was a SUPER …

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Use Your Planks (& Your Grumpy Husband) To Your Advantage!

Posted on: May 6, 2010


So. This morning I had an appointment at the mechanic at 10:00. I took the car in on time (a-ppoint-ment…), and was excited because my friend Sharyn was going to meet me at the mechanic’s, to go for my “scheduled” run together. We dropped off the key …

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Wine Country Century & China Camp “Hike”

Posted on: May 3, 2010


Saturday, H and I did our “big event” – the Wine Country Century. Click HERE for the route map. We went into this having been told it was a “moderate to easy” route, and so we figured that what we would be conquering was more the distance than the “geo …

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S.F. Bay Aquatic Park Swim & Country Music Marathon; Run Marker

Posted on: April 25, 2010


Missy in the Marathon So, first, Missy’s update from doing the Country Music Marathon. Missy is my “Tennessee Teammate” – she found me via my blog, and we have been “training together” ever since. The best part was that I asked my IronTeam members to s …

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