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Taking My Own Advice by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can't remember the last time I was "actually sick."  I can't remember the last time I called in sick to an employer and burned any leave time.  It's entirely possible that ... Read on »
I Can't Believe It's Over - 2014, that is. by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been thinking about how to write my Beach2Battleship 140.6 race report for about a couple of weeks now, and I keep running into the same obstacle:  If I write the ... Read on »
Full Time Job - Full Time Mom - Full Time Ironman by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve been an “athlete” for going on 12 years now.  I began running in 2002 just having turned 35 and with a 17 month old son.  Many of you know that I started running ( ... Read on »
Living A Life While Training for "Ironman" by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday through Friday 4:15 - 4:30 a.m.  Morning Alarm5:15 - 6:45 a.m.  Morning Training Session8:00 - 5:00 p.m.  "Work"5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Evening Training Session (swim) - ... Read on »
Choosing Your by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running May 30, 2014 Tattoo, Bucket List, or Life Style  “I hear you’re a running coach.” “Well, I sometimes help people I know reach a goal.” “Really?  I was hoping you’d ‘t ... Read on »
Red Hills Tri: Florida's Toughest Sprint by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "In the beginning..."  I had thought and planned that if I could "go"  1:40  that would be a great first time finish on that course. If I could get close to the Master's tim ... Read on »
Looking Forward to 2014 With a Glance Back at 2013 by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I used to look back over my year and try to set goals and plans for the coming year.  Then I found that goal setting and planning didn't work well for me.  Maybe it's bec ... Read on »
Who I am and Why I Do This by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It seems that a part of being a teammate involves introducing/re-introducing myself:  who I am, what I do, why I do it.  I am more proud of My Boys and my athletes than myse ... Read on »
That's what the letter said... by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Congratulations, and welcome to Big Sexy Racing!" A little in shock... Just read my e-mail from  Big Sexy Racing  that said, "Congratulations! Hi Team, I am very hap ... Read on »
How Do You Measure a Year in the Life? by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A year ago this week I was in the final days of "The Taper" for the Tallahassee Marathon where I was hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  I had followed my plan, "coa ... Read on »
Running Problems and Their "Ultimate" Resolutions by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dearest family, friends, and followers - This post is a multi-part read.  To get the entire picture, unfortunately, you must read the entire thing.  Names and locations hav ... Read on »
Missing AND Remembering Great Friends by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning, after an unplanned 20-mile run on Saturday and a very much planned 56-mile ride yesterday, my legs were simply "not feeling the love" of high intensity exercis ... Read on »
Running as a Resume' Item: Who'd Have Thought? by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running About two months ago I was on my way into the bank taking a check from the 15 year-old boy for deposit as reimbursement for the overly extravagant radio control helicopter C ... Read on »
A Somewhat Disjointed and Very Tardy Report on "Sarasota" Senior Champs (July 22-25, 2010) by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday, July 24 Here I sit in the hotel room with Colin this morning waiting for the 400 Freestyle event to come up on the heat sheet/event listing for today's swims.  ... Read on »
From Marathoner to Triathlete by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, so when a complete strangers tells you that maybe you should update your blog, perhaps it really and truly is time to post an update.  So, here we go.  Hang on, it's b ... Read on »
This Girl is Going to Boston! by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yeah haw!  Just in case you hadn't heard ... I was about to die by the time I reached the finish line yesterday ... I qualified to run the (THE) Boston Marathon next April.  ... Read on »
What a Reunion... by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When my ten year high school reunion rolled around (in 1996), I had a one and a half-year old and Mike was trying valiantly to convince the DEA (federal Drug Enforcement Adm ... Read on »
Holidays and Hopes by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As the year 2009 draws to a close, I once again find myself looking ahead to the coming year with anxiety and anticipation of the goals I have set and hope to accomplish.  B ... Read on »
Small Quizzes - Just as Important as the Tests by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and its wake left two minor quizzes  with a Passing grade.  Every Thanksgiving for last seven (yes, 7) years I get up early, usually wit ... Read on »
For Everything, A Season by IRun13point1 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know the e-mail that floats around spouting  on and on about how friends come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime?  I sat in the mall this morning wit ... Read on »