Life Transitions

Hard to run carrying all this milk

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I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…I swam an hour and 2 miles on Friday night. Ran a 2 hour half marathon on a trail on Saturday morning. Then a 3 hour (2:45 – 48 miles bike 15 minute run) brick on Sunday….I went into the weekend weighing 195 I left the weekend 195. I don’t know how to train, lose weight and MAINTAIN POWER at the same time ….that is without starving. I’m constantly hungry. Even while I write this all I can think about is the giant jar…read more

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Runners High

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Sweet for the first time in a loooooong time I actually experienced a couple of short but blissful runners highs tonight. Short 45 minute very slow paced run but for a good 5 minute span on two different portions I had that feeling like I can run forever. I know its minimal but I can feel it…..only problems going on right now is my right hamstring is really tight. I don’t know what the deal is but I can feel it right up to my butt. Only slightly more amusing…read more

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Winter Beach Run Jacksonville Beach

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Much as the triathlon bug has me by the toe I just can not afford to sign up for my pool membership right now so I’ve been sticking to running and cycling. My first and thus far only “A” race planned for this year is the Gate River Run in Jacksonville on March 10th. So, for the most part I’ve been using a Hal Higdon intermediate 15k training schedule and riding the bike as cross training. I haven’t really decided on any triathlons yet but it most likely won’t begin…read more

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Tomoka 4 Miler

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Of the many beautiful outdoor areas in our neck of the Florida woods one of my absolute favorites is the Tomoka State Park. I’ve made this particular piece of Florida my adopted home, quick personal history because I don’t know that I’ve ever shared: born in Miami, mom fell out of love moved to brentwood ny, mom fell in love moved to palm bay Florida, dad went into business with uncle john moved us all to Michigan, I fell in love moved to Ormond Beach, FL I fell out of…read more

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I got some wild, wild life

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Thats a Talking Heads reference by the way. First a quick history lesson. Teddy Roosevelt is one of my favorite US Presidents (Very close second to Ronald Reagan) and a quote of his came to mind during a little trek I took this weekend and I always thought this quote was “Walk softly and carry a big stick” so I did my typical Wiki research (I love the wiki) and as it turns out this was a West African proverb that he had heard and the actual quote was “SPEAK…read more

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HOLA! Long Time no See

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Racing Raced in Ponte Vedra called Beaches and Fine Arts Triathlon series this weekend and had a great time … in fact a PR for sprint distance .25 mile Swim – 11.5 Bike – 3.1 Run in about 1:03. My run is still suffering because of my knees especially the ITB in the right. I’ve just learned to live with it …. Its like an old friend at this point. I’m thinking I should give it a name. The killer part about this race was the shirt. A sleeveless jersey…read more

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Winona Classic Weekend and Race Report

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Lots and lots to mention on the tri front from this weekend so I’ll take it day at a time Friday & Saturday I just happened to show up at the same time a local team was swimming so I was able to get in for a workout of 4000. I caught the same group on Saturday morning after my P90X workout and did another 3000 This is significant because I showed up to the pool with the intention of swimming only a quick 1600 or so. I haven’t swam…read more

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5k with The Beast and my first brick of the year

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Saturday – I took The Beast (Maddie) with me to do a 5k at the Jacksonville Gate River Run this weekend. Stuck her in a jogging stroller and off we went this was a charity event and wasnt a timed with chip etc but we found our way through the crowd with only a few close calls and finished in about 26 minutes….knees felt fairly good the entire time. Pictures to follow if I ever get them. Sunday – After church I went out on a late afternoon ride …..winnnnnnndy…read more

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