Monthly Archives: March 2015

Swimming 1 mile for the first time ever

Does it count if I did it sidestroke? I know, I know.  I should be using the YMCA 8-week triathlon to work on my freestyle stroke in the event I get around to doing a triathlon this year. But I … Continue reading

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Love the run you’re with

We got a lot of rain on our spring break trip, washing out our plans to explore the vast network of trails in Brown County, Indiana. Luckily the roads near our more-remote-than-expected cabin provided their own trail-like experience, from the … Continue reading

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A quick Y-Tri update before heading out for spring break

I’ll be taking a few days off the blog this week during our spring break trip to southern Indiana, so here’s a quick YMCA triathlon update: Over the last six days I’ve rode 48 miles and run only 10. It … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Good news!

After looking at my MRI results last week, the doctor said it was OK to go out for soccer. AND I lost 4.5 pounds last week in the family weight loss contest! My foot still hurts a little bit during … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to get started

Is it more impressive to set a world record at 25 — or 95? Retired dentist Charles Eugster didn’t have an athletic background when he started working out … at age 85. The British-born Swiss citizen took up running and … Continue reading

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Trail fail (but still kinda fun)

The thing about running on a sloshy spring trail is, once you quit trying to creep around the edges of what is essentially a small stream running through the forest and just plunge your foot into that ankle deep water, … Continue reading

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Y-Tri update: Running when you’re sick

I was fighting a nasty cold all last week that kept me out of the pool, but I did manage to run 16 miles and bike 29 to bring my Y-tri totals to 46 running and 61 cycling (with swimming … Continue reading

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A tale from when women were new to marathons

When it comes to racing stories, I’m drawn to back-of-the-pack dramas. And so when Kathi Weiss told me a few months ago – near the back of the pack of the River City Rat Race, appropriately enough – that she … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 3 more pounds (and getting an MRI)

BY Colleen, age 12 This week I had softball tryouts, soccer open gym workouts, Y-ball practice — and an MRI. I am really excited for softball and soccer, but at the same time I have to see what the MRI … Continue reading

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The Strenuous Life

“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life — the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the … Continue reading

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