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exercise is my medicine. I run, swim, and lift weights anything to keep my body in top form. I am an RN, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I am grateful for my life and each new day. My PRs Los Angeles Marathon (March 22, 2010) - 6:00:03 San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon (June 6, 2010) - 2:47:53 Redondo Beach Superbowl 10K (Feb 2010) - 1:03 Redondo Beach Superbowl 5K (Feb 2009) - 27:31

Sunday, April 27, 2014

160 days until 70.3

It's getting closer
Most of the 70.3 is spent on the bike 56 miles is on the saddle cranking

I need to get more seat time right?

So this weekend I rode in San Louis Obispo the Wildflower ride
There were 3 options on this hilly windy course 50, 70 and 100 and I chose 50
I went with my husband but he is an animal on the bike eats hills for breakfast and he wanted a challenge he rode 70,so I rode alone.

Are you really alone on a sponsored ride? Not really.
The support crew was great! The had cars circling around every 20 minutes I never needed them but it was comforting to know they were around.

The start temperature was a nippy 42 and windy I was frozen! The hills warmed me up though there were plenty of hills.

Around mile 40 I meet up with a new friend I had ridden with once around the hills of Palos Verdes so we commiserated and chatted and the last 10 miles flew by, she is my new best friend bike riding companion!

I completed 50 hilly windy windy ride .......did I mention the wind?

In 5 hours.....now how will I ever do a swim, ride and the run a half marathon all in a day.....? I am not sure!

But I am going to keep trying to figure this out!

Today after a relaxing drive home I swam 1225 yds in 30 minutes I better run tomorrow after work

My second attempt at Redondo Beach Sprint Tri is June 8......wait to read the race report and that also means Ocean swim workout season has officially begun. Seal and sharks be warned triathlon season is underway!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

266 days

266 days
until Sunday October 05 2014
a Sunday 8 months and 23 days from today I will complete Ironman Silverman 70.3

My exercise plan

Monday swim
Tuesday run to work, ride after work
Wednesday strength training and yoga
Thursday run to work, swim after work
Friday swim, spin after work
Saturday long ride + Brick run off the bike
Sunday long run day

It's a start I will adjust it as the months go by and longer days filled with sunlight allow for riding in the evening

Sunday, November 24, 2013

First clip-in ride

I rode today with bike shoes that clip into the pedal. I was really nervous because I am a klutz. My sweet husband put his mountain bike pedals on my bike so I could practice clipping in and out. I practiced for about 15 minutes up and downy street then hit the road fora 2 hour ride in congested areas to practice over and over clipping in and out.

I had one close call when I un clipped then while turning I reclipped and was at a dead stop don't know I managed to twist my foot and unclip without flopping over but I did. I had asked my husband to put the tension on the easiest to clip so that saved me from the fall.

Views from my ride today! I love Los Angeles!

Made a big vegetarian lasagne for dinner

Now to think about the week ahead
Monday swim after work
Tuesday run to and from work
Wednesday bike after work
Turkey day run 10K
Black Friday bike and run
Saturday ?
Sunday ?

Monday, November 18, 2013


I have to get faster climbing hills.
So I have to climb faster on hills.
Sunday ride 24.8 miles around Palos Verdes past Trump up the switchbacks to MaryMount college and back 2,165 ' elevation gain fastest down hill speed yet still afraid of speed 26mph!

Ran 1/2 mile off the bike in tri training it's a brick run rubbery legs!

Things I heard on my ride from other riders:
Nice bike now get bike shoes!

Honor where you are in the process! Thanks random riders and knowers of bike stuff!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Grey damp Sunday

out and back to Kincaid's
Distance 4.49 miles
Time 48:19
Average pace 10:46min/mi

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Foggy Saturday

Rode out to Trump golf course
17:33 miles in 1:38 (average speed 10.6mph)

Building a base

Mental toughness
Getting the planned training done no excuses

With a year to train I need to just log the miles and hours in each sport

By December I want to be able to
Swim for an hour
Run for 1.5 hours
Bike for 2 hours

All without blinking

Currently I
-hit the pool and swim 15-30 minutes and get out can't pace myself get tired or bored or annoyed or whatever
-hit the road and run to work every morning 3.3 miles about 40 minutes with a 10 pound backpack
Filled with shower stuff and change of clothes
-hit the road on my bike umm not any habits here need to figure this out I have done one 62 mile hilly ride a few years back and I am so slow so so so so slow my poor husband he stayed with me but when climbing the switchbacks in Palos Verdes and I was going 4mph so slow I almost toppled over

I need to get my head into he bike world
I don't even know how to put air in my tires let alone change a flat or put a popped chain back on I need to become more independent my husband is not going to be with me during my first half Ironman so I need to figure this out maybe join a bike club or take a few classes at a bike shop

ok California really only has hot or foggy