Fitness Journey

Beginning Again

Amelia (Baby Elwood bloggy name) is eight weeks old. As each week passes, I feel more and more centered and normal. Pregnancy is NOT a normal state of being, and there’s a reason that the weeks and months following birth are called “the fourth trimester.” Hormones, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, not to mention your entire brain … Continue reading »

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Baby steps to the next race

I’m setting my sights on a new race: the Planet Adventure Winter Half Marathon on January 26, 2013. Anything that has the words “planet adventure” in the name has GOT to be awesome! The course is twice around a trail at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. And in a complete change of pace from most … Continue reading »

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Top 5 Triathlon Takeaways

1. Age is just a number. Quite literally. We all had our ages written on our right calves, and it quickly became obvious that there were a LOT of people over the age of 40 who were competing, and competing well. It appears that the sport of triathloning improves with age. The winner, in fact, … Continue reading »

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Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon

The short of it: my goal was to complete the triathlon – consisting of a 500 meter swim, 16.8 mile bike, and 3.75 mile run – in two hours. My final time? 1 hour, 55 minutes.┬áBeast mode was ON! The long of it: Pre-Race I woke up at 5:00, had whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, … Continue reading »

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It’s supposed to be hard

I sit here, on Labor Day, watching A League of Their Own, which is possibly one of my all-time favorite movies. And just as I am typing this post, Tom Hanks is taking Geena Davis to task for quitting the league to go home with her hubby. “It just got too hard,” she said. Tom … Continue reading »

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