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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

Monday, May 27, 2013

13 days until I Tri



Beautiful weekend weather!



Open water Ocean swim yesterday
The ocean was choppy rough strong rip tide like swimming in a washing machine ....seaweed everywhere no visibility due to current and tide. hard to go anywhere but swam past the rip and made it 1/4 mile before my panic attach brain convinced me that biting creatures were coming to get me

Then My husband and I went on a 3 hour bike ride from home along the beach north and the down the Balona Creek Bike path to the 405 ....the way back was all into a strong head wind!

Today I rode 1 hour around Palos Verdes and jumped off the bike and ran 3 miles much much harder than it sounds my legs were not happy!

June 9th is coming fast so I need to be ready

Sunday, May 12, 2013

28 days until I Tri

Lessons learned today while practicing open water ocean swimming
Just keep swimming
Sight every 5 th stroke since unlike a pool no black line on bottom of the ocean to follow
Exhale in the water to prevent panic don't hold your breath icy water triggers a diving reflex and sends your heart racing.....counter act by exhaling into the water like your in a pool!
Seals are fast and curious don't try to out swim them
Transitioning from ocean to bike after running across the sand is messy!
Riding a bike in your wet trisuit is cold, and no naked time Mom trisuit under wetsuit! Bike and run in trisuit!
Today was dense fog Air temp 62 no wind super calm swell 3-4feet no chop
Water temp is 59 love my full wetsuit and my aquasphere seal 180 googles! I love swimming with these googles you can see everything so far that means sand and seaweed and a seal God help me if I see any biting creatures!

Running after swimming and biking feels like your legs are noodles go slower than you normally would