New Normal

This morning I woke up early enough to meet my friends at the pool. Keeping busy and being with others is just what I need right now. Even my dogs notice the void of Kosey being gone. My swim went well. Since I am still not eating the typical healthy diet I normally do, I... Continue Reading →


The Fray wrote the songĀ All At OnceĀ  and the chorus contains a phrase I consider profound. "Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same." Today I discovered how painfully true these words are. This morning I had to put my 18 year old cat Kosey down. Out of my five pets, he... Continue Reading →

Taking It Indoors

With today being day thirteen since my stomach virus hit, I can say somethings are returning to normal. My diet, however, is not. I am slowly working my normal food back in, but it is taking time. It is amazing the things we take for granted - like being able to digest food without pain... Continue Reading →

Training and Racing

This morning Jill at Jogging Jeans suggested I share my upcoming races. Last year I would lay out my goals for the month and I have gotten a little away from that and I thought I would take time today to share. After all, I write about all of the training I am doing, I... Continue Reading →

Getting Back on the Bike

After two strong workouts yesterday the one thing I was not expecting was that I needed a little extra sleep to recover. This morning when my alarm went off I knew seven hours of sleep was not enough, so I sent a text to my swim buddy letting her know I would be late and... Continue Reading →


This morning I felt very good when my alarm went off at 4:30. I still hit snooze, but I knew I would get up and get to the pool. I only snoozed a little, it may be an excuse, but I am recovering from a nasty stomach bug. Once I got to the pool, I... Continue Reading →

Lessons From Setbacks

Today is day six of not working out and I am also down six pounds. Neither or which I could really afford. The extra rest hopefully will be to my benefit, time will tell. The weight loss certainly has me just below my ideal race weight, hopefully that too will work to my advantage in... Continue Reading →


I spend a good amount of time learning as much as I am able about proper training, nutrition, and race preparation. The past four days I have not been able to workout at all - the longest I have gone without training in close to four years - so I have spent some time research... Continue Reading →

Motivation While Sick

Unfortunately my stomach troubles have continued through today. Once again I have spent the day at home laying down. A friend of mine phrased it well: "You can be really healthy and still be taken down by a microscopic organism." As the day has progressed I believe tomorrow I will be able to sit more,... Continue Reading →

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