Saturday, January 03, 2009

Just a thought that pushed me through a very productive day. It began with spin then continued to the grocery followed by taking all the Xmas decorations down. Whew-no excuses from me.
Waddling to catch my breath..........

Thursday, January 01, 2009


For 2009 , I can say that I have only one goal and need to be very focused. It is something that I have been wanting to do for many years and I am now ready for the challenge.

The triathlon begins here at Wrightsville beach in the intercoastal waterway.

It finishes in Wilmington at the battleship North Carolina.

The Distance is 140.6 miles

Waddling to become Iron................

Waddling into 2009..............

Monday, December 29, 2008


Personal- Our family life has changed drastically this year.

-Hubby was diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in his rt. ankle. Because of this disease and multiple surgeries he has been at home since July. He has founded Team RSD drag racing team to raise awareness. When I see him walking with his cane, He reminds me of "House". He recently contacted Rich Christensen of the TV show "Pinks to do a charity race. Any support is appreciated.
-Hooch finished high school early this month and is preparing for college next month. She turned 18 and voted in her first election.She has a boyfriend. Also she experienced her first auto accident which kept her from school for several weeks. We are blessed that she is OK.
-Bino turned 16 and got his driver's liscence. This lead to his driving the firebird drag racing in July.He played varsity football and is on the bowling team.
-Dad is 86 and doing awesome. He is still so busy it is hard to find him at home.
- My MIL and her dog Scooter are doing OK also. She is still making adjustments to living without her husband but I think that she has come a long way.

As for me:

  • I did my first triathlon and loved it.
  • I set a PR for my 5k (30:34) and half marathon (2:39:56)
  • I did 5 triathlons.
  • I did my first half half ironman although the swim was changed to a run.
  • I signed up for an Iron distance in 2009.
  • Every year you can look back and see how your life has changed. Some years there is more change than others. This one has had more than ususal. It was like being on a roller coaster at times.I do feel like the changes have brought me closer to my Hubby.

    Waddling into 2009..............

      Sunday, December 28, 2008


      This morning was a day that I had been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. My swim homework was due by Jan. 1 and I had been procrastinating. I needed to swim a 3,000m time trial. Wow- I had never swam 2000 non-stop. Coach emailed me last night to break it apart in my mind into pieces of 3 x 1000 or 6 x 500. That made a huge difference to me.

      I still was awake alot during the night. I felt like this would be a turning point in my confidence. The other side was if I did not make it - I would have serious doubts about my goal. I knew it was time to find out.

      I got to Master's swim early and got started. There were 60 laps ahead of me. I broke it down to 6 x 500. I finished had 2 sets as others began to arrive. I continued. I could see the clock as I turned. I just kept going. The longer that I swam the more my confidence increased. When there was one set to go, I felt great. I counted-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and last lap ! I made it! I looked at the clock 1:41:00. A very slow time for most but I was elated. Coach gave me a high 5.

      I did it!!!! Huge, huge boost to my confidence!!

      Waddling with more confidence..............