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Angela Bancroft Patient Expert

California
I am a Wife, a Mother of three young boys, and an athlete. I am devoted to my family and devoted to their health. While we live a very busy lifestyle, I am determined to instill great eating and excercise habits in my kids. I don't allow time to be an excuse to eat poorly or to not be physically... Full Bio
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It's a new day!!! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Our 2nd day in Kona has been a great day!!  Why?  Mostly because I do NOT have a fever!!!!!  It's been since Saturday night and I am ecstatic to say I think I am finally alm ... Read on »
Surf's Up! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As I sit here on my bed in beautiful Kona, Hawaii I am mixed with emtions. Of course I am! I'm racing in the Ironman World championships on Saturday! (gulp, or am I?)  yes, ... Read on »
Countdown by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Every time I log onto the ironman site for the race, that giant countdown clock stares me in the face. I do not like that clock. I prefer to think of time in weeks...not day ... Read on »
Just below the surface by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I discovered something today. My emotions about this little Ironman out on that Big Island in the Pacific are just below the surface. Wow. I had no idea. I hoppe ... Read on »
The Only Failed Workout by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon is the one that isn't done.  In my opinion.  Have you ever rolled over in bed at 4:20 a.m. wondering why stirred you?  And then,  you sadly realize it was your alarm clo ... Read on »
Swirling, panicking, rearranging, regrouping and not quitting by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon That's me right now. Trying not to quit. I'm trying trying not to give up and quit.  why? Jury duty. I had the next month planned. It was all set. I was ready to put t ... Read on »
USAT Age Group Nationals by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Burlington didn't let me down. Mostly because I exited the water to the familar and comforting voices of my husband and one of  my dearest college girlfriends, Martha.  It w ... Read on »
Speed laces! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Summer summer summer. It's been a wild and crazy one for the Bancrofts this year. Loads and loads of fun. That also equals loads and loads of laundry and packing and rarely ... Read on »
The day in pictures and a few thoughts to go with them... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon  Here are a few shots from the Lake Placid  through the eyes of my husband. More to come.... I can't stop reliving that day so bear with me through a few more posts on Lak ... Read on »
The Race of my Life by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon    Special Needs bags along run course  Ange and Mary before the start (ok, this is out of order but I had t ... Read on »
The Ride -- by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This is the part that worried me the most.  I know I'm a swimmer, I now think of myself as a runner, but a biker? Um.... I'm still working on that part.  Sure, I can ride. A ... Read on »
Ironman Race Report- Part 1 by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The final week was easy. I moved my family of 5 into giant house with Mary's family of 5 and my brother's family of 4! Sounds potentially chaotic, but the house was so bi ... Read on »
Ironman Lake Placid 2011 by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This race is in the books. It was, quite possibly, the race of my life. We rolled back into Maine tonight after an incredible weekend of anticipation, nerves, support, h ... Read on »
Who am I??? by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's the week before the week of. On my training peaks plan, I am cautioned to 'keep my emotions in check' the day before the race. What about the week before the week of? ... Read on »
Training for an Ironman while summer whirls around me.... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon what the boys do on the shore all day.... TV? what's tv? My ice bath at the cottage. A little Sea water to heal the legs. Heading off to Farm ... Read on »
Is anybody still reading this??? by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Summer is here and I am never home!!!  I can't believe the last time I wrote was my Mooseman race report.  I guess I'll just try a brief recap and see what I can remember. ... Read on »
Mooseman 70.3 Race Report by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon  starting to suffer on the run Mooseman 70.3 is done. It was a great day but a tough day. Here's my story. After doing my best to squelch my ... Read on »
A Few of my Favorites.... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon 2 of the boy's names in Coral along the Queen K  2008 Urban Epic Portland, Maine  - post crash on head a few miles earlier--- nobody caught me ... Read on »
Time for some Action!! by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon T-4 to Mooseman 70.3. My first 'A' race of the season. I'm totally ready. Now. Back up 7 days at this hour and I was just finishing up several bad a-- days of training and ... Read on »
Life right now..... by Angela Bancroft Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon sleep train kids eat train eat work kids & husband eat sleep little bit-o-fun mixed in too repeat................ I'll get a real blog post in here Soon!! ... Read on »