"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, September 14, 2010


You're from Colorado if you'll eat ice cream in the winter. Guilty!!!
When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt. I would rather not wear a skirt unless I am running!
It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be canceled. Why would you cancel for anything less?
You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature. Yea, and the physical therapist yells at me for it too (no matter what the temperature!)
You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them. I would never!
'Humid' is over 25%. YUCK!
Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains. Is there any other way?
You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one. We have two around here.
You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard. And for it to be 70 in December, your point is what?
You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day. Duh!
You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat. Of course!
You know what the Continental Divide is. Been there!
You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal. That’s cause it’s not!
You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult. Their food sucks, but it a lot of fun!
You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities. I guess a VW Beetle would fall in that category.
You always know the elevation of where you are. Definitely more than a mile above sea level
You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow. OR it blizzard yesterday and today is 80 degrees.
You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at "Mile High" that will never change
Every movie theater has military and student discounts. Of course
Everybody wears jeans to church. And there is a church on every corner!
You actually know that "South Park" is a real place not just a show on TV. :)
You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder. yea
You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags. But then again, it is not longer Six Flags (and I am required to get season passes!)
A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you. Bears go shopping in the stores around here, why can’t them make house calls?
Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders. Ummmmm, no.
When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.
You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue. Yup!

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