"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


It is hard not to think about goals and how to get there. I was reading a blog yesterday about someone who is 19 days away from their first Ironman and it got me thinking about mine. My goal is Coeur d’Alene in June 2012. It WAS going to be next year, but Goofy cut in line. With the way this past year has been it is a really good thing that it did get bumped. Then of course I started thinking about how I am going to get there. What’s that saying, “You don’t plan to fail, you fail to plan.” My swimming is good, it can definitely get better, but getting more pool time will help that. My bike… talk about a pain in the butt! Ok, so I need to find a) Better bike shorts; b) Better saddle; c) get more butt time in the saddle so my butt gets numb to it! Sadly, my bike has not made it out of the garage this year. I went in there this past weekend trying to find something and reached over to check the tires and for some odd reason both tires were flat, hmmm, I can’t figure that one out! Lastly, my running. Yea, I can do a marathon, that is no issue, but making sure I can do that marathon AFTER a 2.4 mile swim AND 112 miles on the bike is a whole different story! Between today and race day I am looking at two – three marathons, two – three half marathon, a century ride and as much pool time as possible!
Last night I took Charlie out for a refresher training walk, he forgot all his leash manners so we are starting slowly. I had planned on going out for about 3 miles, but that was before I had to sprint to my car in the pouring rain! And then mommy duty kicked my butt (back to school night is always so draining). By the time Charlie and I got home we had almost completed two miles (with two short runs injected because he really wanted to and he wasn’t pulling to hard!
Today – no evening activities. Going to try to hit the gymlet for three miles before picking up the boys!


  1. I tend to be a bit of a cheerleader when people set goals! We all have a million reasons why we can not, they are all stories that we can use! Coeur D'Alene 2012! Can't wait to see your name on the registration list! It is a big hairy audacious goal, but the journey is awesome! You will have the best time ever! Go and get Sammie Girl!

  2. Wow! That is an impressive schedule! You are an amazing athlete! Thanks for stopping by my blog : )

  3. I am that blank face that now follows you, it wouldn't let me put my picture in, weird!