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7 Week Itch of Tri Training

Got a 7 week itch of tri training. The take away:  Sometimes the best thing to do is sleep. As much as I talk about being positive, having a healthy mind, at times I need an attitude adjustment.  That’s happening now, and that’s because I’m tired.  So, after a good night’s sleep everything will be Read more about 7 Week Itch of Tri Training[…]

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Week 5 Recap; Ironman Training

After a tough week 4, which ended with a kick ass ride lead by the Warrior, week 5 left me feeling strong and positive. The take away: find joy in the process. Also, here’s a protein rich snack that fed my sweet tooth. Mix a few scoops of cottage cheese with a handful of fresh Read more about Week 5 Recap; Ironman Training[…]

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Discovering Long Beach

Today’s training started with a 90 minute run, and it’ll end with a 75 minute swim. Wanted to share a few thoughts about the run. Like always, my mind dreaded it. Within five minutes my breath is labored, I am sweating like crazy, and all I feel is body weight and no rhythm. If you’re Read more about Discovering Long Beach[…]

Recap Week 4: IM Cozumel

So grateful for last week’s lite training, less than 8 hours.  That provided plenty of time to rest, sleep, cook, clean.  Basic life chores to help me feel good and healthy. Not sure about you, but if my environment is disheveled  I feel disheveled.  Now, the house is organized as am I, and ready to Read more about Recap Week 4: IM Cozumel[…]

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Historic Moments

This historic week changed our United States.  The Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act.  They enabled marriage equality.  And the Confederate Flag is coming down. I agree with all of the above, and I respect the opinions of those who don’t.  Free speech; that’s one of the amazingly graceful attributes  of our fabulous U.S.A. Read more about Historic Moments[…]

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Week 3 Recap: IM Cozumel

Week 3 recap of Ironman Cozumel training. A hot mess – that’s how I’d describe the first half.  Nothing worked together as my negative mindset tried to dominate every move. Thankfully my heart took over, just in time. Sunday’s late day swim and run; sloppy.  Bad form, slow speed and sore body.    Plus my attitude Read more about Week 3 Recap: IM Cozumel[…]

It’s Okay To Submit. Moments in the gym.

Made a mad dash to the L.A. Fitness on Valley View for a lunchtime workout. Walked in and instantly didn’t care for the equipment.  Looked like it came from 1979.  Still, they played good music. The staff was friendly. So I pushed aside any negative thoughts, submitted to the atmosphere, and enjoyed a solid 60 Read more about It’s Okay To Submit. Moments in the gym.[…]

Focus. Focus. Focus.

Focus.  Focus.  Focus.  Need to listen to my own advice. This morning I drove away with my swim bag on top of the trunk.  About 2 miles down the road cars were honking, and while looking around to see who was offended, I spied with my little eye … my bag flying through the air.  Read more about Focus. Focus. Focus.[…]

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Sending love to Houston

Just got off the phone with a friend in Houston.  Our conversation started with something like, “Houston, we’ve got a problem.”  Torrential rain caused havoc to the city while robbers caused havoc to his home. He, his wife and baby were only gone an hour, and upon returning found their dogs in a closet.  Can Read more about Sending love to Houston[…]

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Training on Signal Hill, CA

Years ago I use to commute from Signal Hill to L.A. for a job with KABC radio. To this day I can’t forget my first Friday night drive home. It took an exhausting 2+ hours.   For those who don’t know the drive, the running joke about the 405 freeway is that it take 4 or Read more about Training on Signal Hill, CA[…]