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 clutter... Continue Reading →

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 and... Continue Reading →

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 are... Continue Reading →

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 is... Continue Reading →

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 week... 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 →

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 →

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 her... Continue Reading →

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