Don’t Stop Believin’

Looks can be very deceiving. From outside my window it is a beautiful sunny winter day. Stress the word winter.  The forecast was for a warmer day than yesterday, however the wind changed all that. When I started out on my 11 mile long run it was 28 degrees with a windchill of 19. I... Continue Reading →

Swimming Uphill

Today I swam a 3,400 meter workout my friend suggest I do. It was very well thought out and the send off times were based on what I have done in my 100 meter and 1,500 meter time trials. The warm up was the now standard 1,000 meters of 500 swim, 300 pull, and 200... Continue Reading →


One definition of Determination by Merriam-Webster's Dictionary is "a firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end." Well, until I can get my end up and over in the pool, my determination is firm and fixed to flip.  I cut my swim workout short this morning (my first Thursday swim as I build to... Continue Reading →


I am learning the importance of sleep. That may sound silly, but it is true. We all know that if an active person like myself tries to get by on 4 hours of sleep night after night burnout is inevitable. Common wisdom says eight hours of sleep is ideal. Well I get up between 4:30... Continue Reading →

Progress and Lessons

I am making progress. This morning I swam 3,000 meters. Since I ran my long run yesterday, I was not sure how well I would hold up today. For the most part I did well. After my 1,000 meter warmup, I did my Tuesday 6 x 100 on 2:10. I was able to do all... Continue Reading →

Flip Flop

Today was a Flip Flop day in more ways than one. First, my training partner suggested on Friday that we flip our Sunday long run with our Monday swim workout after looking at the weather forecast. She is so smart. The temperature was 7 degrees at 7:00 AM this morning and I was happy to... Continue Reading →

Learning to Rest

Something is wrong when I get 10 hours of great sleep, walk two miles on my treadmill and feel guilty that I didn't work hard enough. Ah, "active rest" days can be stressful to an on the go Type A. Saturdays are my active rest day, due to the cold and blowing snow this morning... Continue Reading →

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