For Shame! Or Not…

I own every season of Friends on DVD. I think part of the show’s success was that we could relate to the characters. There is a little Monica, Ross, Rachael, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey in each of us. Recently I was reminded of the episode “The One With the Secret Closet”. I have accumulated clutterContinue reading “For Shame! Or Not…”

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

How do you measure a year?  This well known song from the Broadway musical Rent recently had a new meaning to me. It has been a full year since June 23, 2017 – I did one of my rare blog posts that day only to come home that evening to find my home filled withContinue reading “Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes”

New Beginnings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Semisonic Closing Time Semisonic released Closing Time in March of 1998 and on April 29, 1999 the song really hit a chord in my life. My new beginning began that day when I signed up to run my first marathon to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation andContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Awful Hole

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? -Clarence, It’s A Wonderful Life   This quote came to mind to me today after pondering a comment on my last post by Leela. She mentioned that my daily posts of inspiration areContinue reading “Awful Hole”

Learning, Control, and Friends

Since I started blogging I have written on several topics that are near and dear to me. Over the past four months my life experiences have accentuated their importance – learning, control, and quality friends. Funny – three topics, the underlying theme of this blog is based on my triathlon training, and not one isContinue reading “Learning, Control, and Friends”

A Glimpse at the Brighter Side

After writing a few posts of the trials going on in my life, I want to write today about the brighter side – my training. Today was my rest day, but the past week I have been swimming, cycling, and running quite a bit. First my swimming – last week was my first full weekContinue reading “A Glimpse at the Brighter Side”

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, IContinue reading “Training and Racing”

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 inContinue reading “Lessons From Setbacks”

Influence of Friends

After a very good night of sleep I awoke feeling so much better than yesterday. Knowing I had three workouts ahead of me today, I didn’t push it too hard in spin class. That was not easy. A good friend of mine was on the bike in front of me and I could see herContinue reading “Influence of Friends”

My Year in Review – Team Work

Running and triathlon for the most part are not considered team sports with the occasional exception of relay teams. Over the years I have approached training as an individual activity, primarily because I was slower in running and swimming than most of my friends. This year my experience has been much different. Through my writingsContinue reading “My Year in Review – Team Work”