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Donna Patient Expert

League City, Texas
I am a 40 years young, full-time working Wife, Mom and sometime student and most recently, a... Full Bio
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Bumpy Roads by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I know.  It's been a while.  Too long... a rough few months.  I've been preoccupied somewhat since December... maybe even a little longer, with some things I didn't want ... Read on »
Triathlon Season Officially Begins! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I thought I'd have to time to make this grand-ish entry about how it's officially the start of Triathlon season here in Houston.  The local tri community considers the day ... Read on »
A New Way to Party (on a Road Bike) by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity You have got to watch this.  You won't regret the 5 minutes and 21 seconds! Read on »
2012 Houston Tri... I mean Aquathon at Towne Lake by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Race Report... The week after Redman was the Houston Triathlon. At the beginning of the tri season I signed up for the TX3 series put on by On Ur Mark Productions.  It's ... Read on »
Redman 2012 Spectating, Sprint & A New Kind of Crazy Brick! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I've been to Redman for the 70.3 twice now, but this year I didn't plan to race. I just planned to support my training buddy's first Iron-distance effort. He's pretty much b ... Read on »
2012 Redman Race Report -- The Hombre by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity There's really no excuse for it -- my complete inattention to blogging.  I have a lot of thoughts in this noggin of mine, it's just getting it to my fingers and keyboard... ... Read on »
Getting Re-focused by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Bricking... well, grabbing a drink. Post-surgery it's been a little challenge staying focused.  It's about to become more challenging with Swim Team for Cas ... Read on »
Race Report: 2012 32nd River Cities Triathlon by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity This makes the 3rd year in the row for this race :)  I really do love this race!  The course is so much fun.  It's challenging, but certainly not insurmountable.  I made the ... Read on »
Nathan's "Greatness" by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Just came across a video by Nike.  The Jogger, in the  "Find Your Greatness" series.  Nathan is a 12 year old from London, OH.  He is overweight and they have him jogging in ... Read on »
"Crazy" Brick by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Every several weeks CC (aka Cranky Coach) has his athletes do a "Crazy" brick.  it's a workout that pushes you beyond where you think you are.  Beyond what will come easy.  ... Read on »
On Hunger... by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Not hunger for food.  For racing. It's been a recurring theme and I can't ignore it any longer.  a few weeks ago I was reading GoSonja .  She had received an amazing anni ... Read on »
"Don't Quit" The Original by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I was reading an article my Husband sent me on "How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids Athletics."  It pretty much reiterated what I had already known -- learned pretty muc ... Read on »
The Hardest Part... by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity ...is not crossing the Finish, it's showing up to the Start line."  I read that somewhere, can't remember where, but it always stays with me. Today the gun went off at t ... Read on »
Never Enough Backers (or Cowbell!) by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity So far Bia's progress has been pretty darned impressive.  With 17 hours left they have just a smidge of $82k to raise to make this a real deal!  Swim Bike Mom backed this pr ... Read on »
Dreams Don't Work Unless You do! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I'm officially back to "work."  as of Friday.  I went to Masters and did a 30 minute swim and felt pretty good.  Knee was a little fatigued, but that's okay.  It felt so g ... Read on »
Cassie's Race! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Cassie did a local triathlon sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.  They have a whole series of Kids races throughout the Houston area.  She had tons of fun  and did well.  She's ... Read on »
Healthy, Pretty, Strong and London Bound by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity It's no secret that I'm a fan of weightlifting.  I really do enjoy it, but I also love triathlon and it's a challenge to share time between the two.  This year though, befor ... Read on »
Recovery and Rambling by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Recovery is going well.  I'm still so very grateful there wasn't a detachment that required a repair, as that would have made for a far worse, much longer and would have ... Read on »
Some Good News! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Everything went fine yesterday.  Yay! Even better, because then the doc got in there, there was no detachment!  No detatchment, but, there was a big "flap" that had to be ... Read on »
We Have a Plan... by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity So I saw Doctor number 3 yesterday.  We'll call him Dr. O Dr. O came to the same diagnosis as Doc #2, which I was thankful for, since Dr. O is in my locale an ... Read on »