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 →

My Favorite Day

After two days off, I was ready to get back in the pool this morning. I did an easy workout - only 1,500 meters. But it sure felt good to be in the water. When we got to the pool every lane had one swimmer. As I looked for which lane I was going to... Continue Reading →

70.3 Miles Behind Me

I was up by 5:00 this morning to get ready for the race. By 5:25 I received a tweet from the race organizers "The swim is ON. Gorgeous calm morning." And they were telling the truth. Lake Erie was smooth as glass. It was a bit chilly in the air, but the water was 74... Continue Reading →

Getting Rev’d Up The Day Before

There are two words a triathlete does not want to hear the day before a race: riptide warning. Storms came through last night and the lake was literally on a roll. The practice swim was cancelled entirely. There was a sprint tri and a kids tri scheduled for this morning. Those races turned into a... Continue Reading →

Travel To Tri

As a storm system moved in from the west this afternoon, I headed out driving right through it. The drive should be about an hour and a half to Sandusky from where I live. The rain wasn't too bad and I made it in about 1:45. Revolution 3, or Rev3 for short, organizes very family... Continue Reading →

Making a List

I have not hidden the fact I am a type A person and like things in order. To help me not get too stressed out preparing for my race, I made a list today of everything I have to do before I leave tomorrow afternoon. The only challenge to this method is now I have... Continue Reading →

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