Married to a T

“Do you know anything about this?” My husband stands at the top of our circular staircase holding a blue t-shirt. A souvenir from a trip to Alaska, it features a dogsled team and ‘Iditarod’ in bold white letters.  Or it used to. Now there’s a rip straight down the middle, a dog sled driver on […]

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Warrior Girl Dashing… Race Day

Lyric of the Day (Raise Your Glass, Pink):  So raise your glass if you are wrong In all the right ways All my underdogs, we will never be, never be Anything but loud And nitty gritty dirty little freaks Won’t you come on, and come on, and Raise your glass Just come on and come […]

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Warrior Girl Psyching Up…T-1 and counting

Today’s training: 2 1-mile walks & a lot of napping Lyric of the day:   Now I lay me down to sleep…. lullaby, author unknown OK, granted I am posting this on the morning of race day, not actually on T-1.  Yesterday was a day for rest before the race. It was also a day for the […]

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Warrior Girl Walking… T-2 and counting

Today’s training: Relax and eat strawberries hand-picked by my mom and dad. Walk two miles. Try not to speedwalk (easier said than done) Lyric of the day: No lyrics, just the haunting piano crescendos of Crash by Kate Beneteau. The tune keeps running circles in my head. You can hear it at Reverbnation. A friend […]

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Warrior Girl Dashing ….T-3 and Counting

  Today’s Training:  1-hour windsurfer wrestling and 2.6 km run Lyric of the Day:  “I don’t play no games so don’t-don’t-don’t get it confused no Cause you will lose yeah” On the Floor, Jennifer Lopez feat. Pit Bull I didn’t really want to windsurf. I was simply yielding to my husband’s wishes in a fit […]

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Warrior Girl Dashing…T-4 and counting

  Today’s Training:  Warrior Dash Reconnaissance. That`s right. Reconnaissance. Recognition. To know again. We know the Warrior Dash Battlegrounds, the ski hills at Horseshoe Valley because we have been skiing down them for years.  Running up them them in the heat of July, however, is another matter. So, today’s mission was to to get a renewed sense of direction. […]

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Warrior Girl Riding Uphill…T-5 and counting

  Today’s Training: 8-mile bike including 3 1-mile uphills (yes, the dreaded hill from T-12) Whereupon I popped off my bike and into my running shoes thinking I would finish up with a 1-km cool-down run. My right knee had other ideas: stop, stop, for the love of Pete, STOP!   It took a few hundred metres for […]

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Warrior Girl Dashing… T-6 and counting

Today’s Training:  Full Course 5km+ with 12 obstacles Lyric of the day: I hope you know, I hope you know That this has nothing to do with you It’s personal, myself and I Big Girls Don’t Cry, Fergie I ran the entire course! I didn’t stop during any of the running portions. I used all […]

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Warrior Girl Dashing…T-9 and counting

  Down to single digits! Holy smokes! Today’s workout brought to you by the Spartan Race Series. No really. I signed up for email workouts and today I received my first one, coincidentally, just as I was heading out to run a long obstacle course. And what was it? Check this out:  exactly what I […]

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