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There’s been a lot of stillness and quiet since I finished my big race. At first, it was really nice to feel like I had my life back. Dinners with friends. Wine on rooftop patios. Sleeping in on Saturdays. But then I hit this weird wall. I had all this time to kick back and […]
My coach was right when he called this my “first” 70.3 a couple of months ago. I don’t think I’m finished racing yet. There were several moments of training when I thought I was through and when I questioned my sanity. When I crossed that finish line, I swore I would never do another race […]
Oh man, what a race my first 70.3 turned out to be. The short version is I finished, and I did so with a giant smile thanks to my friends, family, the Rev3 team and lots of prayers. The cutoff time was 8:30, and I crossed the finish line in 8 hours, 29 minutes and […]
It looks like this: I don’t how many test strips are in that pile, but I know it’s five months worth of finger sticks during training. Most days, diabetes plays nice, but when it doesn’t, it’s often fiercely uncooperative. I’ve spent the last few months detailing diabetes in a way I never imagined. It’s made […]
It seems I keep experiencing mild amounts of panic as I think about my upcoming 70.3 race, now just barely a week away. First, the “Only One Month Away” email from the race organizers sent me into a tail spin. Then it was a Facebook thread about how hard the hills are on the bike […]