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so tired: B2B T-16 by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well.  This week was a true week of ups and downs in training.  I lost count of the number of times I used the F word in my TrainingPeaks post-workout notes.  I wish my e ... Read on »
Back in the Saddle: B2B T-minus 18 & 17 by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After a nice week of recovery from completely blistered feet, a swollen shut eye, and a sliced open foot, it was time to regroup and figure out what to do and where to go ... Read on »
Swollen Eyes and Sliced up Toes: Eagleman RR ’13 by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well hello world, I’m back from attempting to catch my white whale again.  And once again that slippery little bitch alluded me.  The end of the story is: Eagleman remain ... Read on »
taper crazies. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eagleman is in 10 days. And I’m heading way down to taper crazy town. Let’s start with the fact that yesterday I sat at my desk all day too excited to sit still.  Wha ... Read on »
TryCharleston 70.3 RR (or, Smiling for 67.2 miles) by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living GAH!?  So, I wrote out this post last night and then when I hit publish it got lost.  Sigh.  It’s hard to recreate the magic.  But, I’ll try anyway…here we go.  (If you r ... Read on »
First race of the season! by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In an hour, I’m leaving for the first tri of the season.  Unlike most other years, I’m starting out right away with a 70.3 .  Unlike the days leading up to my last 70.3 ( ... Read on »
The week I almost drove over my bike with my car. (3/4-3/10) by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week involved a lot of mental gymnastics. Once I get over the 11-12hour weeks, I sometimes struggle with the additional time. I start worrying that I’m going to burn ... Read on »
So Excited! (Team SOAS 2013!) by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I can’t believe that I’ve neglected to write this post.  I’ve tried but felt like what I wrote didn’t convey my level of excitement, so I did a lot of deleting.  Anyway, ... Read on »
Preparation actually helps with tests. Huh. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living With just over 8 hours of training last week, I felt a little silly having a recovery week this week.  But, I guess with two heavy weeks before and a race last Sunday, I ... Read on »
More training and some freaking out. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Always playing catch up, aren’t I? So, let’s just put myself out of my misery and get the last two weeks summary in now and move on with it. Because, let’s be honest, I d ... Read on »
First BIG Week! 2/4 – 2/10 by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eek.  Two weeks went by so quickly…and here I am starting a third week without posting during the last two.  The good news is that I have been doing a good amount of trai ... Read on »
January 2013 Training by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The beginning of the year has been the same old, same old.  Tons of work for my real job.  Tons of work for my part time job.  Tons of work with my Mock Trial team (I’m a ... Read on »
Not so Top Secret Goal…Kona 2013? by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ok, fine.  You’ve all twisted my arm enough.  (Fine, fine, no one twisted my arm…) But, because I’m sharey, I’ll share my super top secret goal that I alluded to before . ... Read on »
2013: The year of reasonable resolutions. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So, now that we are three weeks into 2013, it’s finally time to start with the resolutions. Ever since I dipped my toes into the multisport water,  I’ve been trying t ... Read on »
Good news/Bad news by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Bad News: I didn’t hit my Sub5 today.  I didn’t even come close.  It wasn’t my day.  There were some issues and I need A LOT more training on my running legs and a few fe ... Read on »
Cue meltdown… by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living …flipping taper. At least, heck, I hope that’s what this is.  Because I feel like death.  In the last two days I’ve slept about 10-12 hours a day.  Today, I came home ... Read on »
I lost count of the weeks: PS5 wks? – ? by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, it’s been another month.  And I can honestly say, I didn’t posted because I have been spending soo much time training.  Which is good…because the race is just 2 wee ... Read on »
I thought that I was in the land of the Bulldogs… by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Saturday morning, I was getting ready to go out for an easy ride, leaving from the boathouse which is used as the transition area for Augusta 70.3.  I was minding my o ... Read on »
Penelope is not impressed. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The swim waves for the Augusta Half Ironman came out today. And, Penelope is not impressed.  Ok, I know that that meme is so old.  But guys, do you see what I ... Read on »
Waffling Means No. by pennylope Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been saying that I’m not ready to head back into 140.6 territory next year.  I’ve been saying that training in the south for a fall Ironman is so miserable that I wi ... Read on »