Yearly Archives: 2011

Terre Haute Thunder in the Valley Triathlon

Saturday was my first triathlon since Ironman Wisconsin.  It was my final exam after a winter of faster, harder and stronger.  Before the race I was nervous with expectation and felt a bit like a novice with such a long … Continue reading

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Different Drummer

One of my team physicians, Betsy Sabga, died last night after a short illness.  I met Betsy after my arrival in Bloomington.  I needed an OB/GYN and she was well trained and highly regarded. Betsy had a small part time … Continue reading

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The last 10 days have been a whirlwind.  Training has gotten “fresh and fruity” whilst work has given me more of the same (I admit that the Swim Smooth program totally tickles me with language including lots of whilst, fresh and fruity). … Continue reading

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My 5k season ended officially on Saturday with my last race.  Another local affair with about 200 participants. The best part of this race is that my training partners Bob and Bob showed up.  I was fortunate in the race … Continue reading

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Don’t Come Home Unless You Win

My family is beyond supportive of my triathlon “hobby.”  Before every race, it is announced as I depart, “Don’t come home unless you win.”  Lately, I have had a string of good races since December where I have either won … Continue reading

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On a Mission

Last year for my birthday, my best friend Ann, gave me the gift of a butt kicking by taking me to Maine to run with Joan Benoit Samuelson.  After a fun run, Joanie invited me to join her long run … Continue reading

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Chasing Squirrels

I happen to serve a 5 pound bundle of fur Yorkie named Cocoa.  Actually, it is Coach’s best friend and must be treated with the deference reserved for royalty (only when Coach is around).  When Coach is gone, I have … Continue reading

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Every Thursday, we have family night dinner.  These dinners usually involve great wine, lots of laughter and interesting discussions.  Last night we talked about sunk costs in regards to a software project. I am fascinated about sunk costs and how … Continue reading

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The Truth is in the Testing

This winter, I have started focusing on “raising my roof” in training.  I am preparing to be faster and stronger this season when I compete.   How do I know?  Testing.  And more testing. One part of training that few … Continue reading

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