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GO AWAY 2012! by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is one of the few times in my life that I am ready for a year to finish. Not that I am wishing my life away. It just sucked in every aspect. The worst part was t ... Read on »
SEASON OPENER by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is a big weekend for the Tri team that I am on. It is our 2012 first race weekend. I am a member of the Chicago LUNA Chix Tri Team. It is a great honor but along wi ... Read on »
FIRST CLINIC by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night I did my first clinic as a USAT coach. It was a Triathlon Transition Clinic. My focus was on newbies doin SheRox in Naperville. I wasn't nervous at all. I had ... Read on »
TRAINING FOR IRON by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ironman  Louisville is on the book for August. This will be my 3rd Iron that I have trained for and I believe my last. The time commitment is huge. My focus is #1 the bi ... Read on »
2012 HAS BEGUN by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The 2012 year has begun. There are no great expectations for this year just good training and some fun. January has brought me back to swimming regularly. I really enjoy ... Read on »
FAVORITE DAY by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is one of my favorite days of the year. Go ahead and call me a little crazy. But the airing of the Ironman World Championships is something that I have loved as lo ... Read on »
2011 END OF YEAR by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night was the end of the year banquet for or TriSmart Team. It send me into a time to reflect back to what was achieved or what did not happen as planned. ... Read on »
EVERGREEN SPRINT TRIATHLON by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday was my first race of the year. It was important to me to see where I am at in my Iron training. I was not nervous at all. My thoughts were that if I was nervous fo ... Read on »
RANDOM by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When life does not go as planned, you adapt. You make lemonade out of your lemons. Look for the positive. All these sayings, I find myself using more than ever these ... Read on »
2011 RACE SCHEDULE by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 5/1 Palos Half Marathon 6/12 Batavia Sprint Triathlon 7/16 Evergreen Olympic Triathlon 8/21 Pigman Half Iron Triathlon 11/5 Ironman Flori ... Read on »
(CANDY) HEART RUN by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running > Our Tri Club had a fun run for Valentine's Day. We went to the 40 Acre Woods. Prior to us getting there on ... Read on »
SWIM-A-POOLOOZA 2011 by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The options: 100 laps of 100 every 100 sec. = 10,000 100 laps of 75 every 100 sec. = 7,500 100 laps of 50 every 100 sec. = 5,000 My choice was the 5,00 ... Read on »
PICKING RACES FOR 2011 by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am in the process of getting my 2011 calendar together. This year I want to do it differently. Usually is pick several races that I would like to do and it ends up being ... Read on »
FIRST EVENT by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Besides IMFL, I have signed up for my first event of the year. It is not a race but it is called Swim-a-pooloza. Sound like a fun party by the pool. The reality of it will ... Read on »
ON MY WAY by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The time has arrived with no more excuses but to face what I need to do in my training for IMFL. The first thing is to address my weight gain and metabolic syndrome. I ... Read on »
2011 -A NEW YEAR by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running LOOKING BACK-2010 I was very quiet in 2010. No matter how many time that I would restart my mojo -it never stuck. That led to a year with not much to write about. LOOK ... Read on »
REPEAT IN 2011 by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 2 weeks ago in Florida, I volunteered at the finish line. The next morning, I found myself in line with my friend Flipper registering for IMFL 2011. Here we go again. W ... Read on »
PERKING ALONG by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I know that it is only day 4 into my personal reboot but I feel good. I am focusing on 3 things1. Nutrition - I am using SparkPeople.com to track my eating and meet daily go ... Read on »
10 on 10-10-10 by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After spending the entire day yesterday watching Ironman Kona, I was ready to run this morning. Temperature at sunrise was 51 and there was not a cloud in the sky. I got up ... Read on »