Category Archives: triathlon

From last place at a 5K to USAT All-American

This was pretty cool: When I took Ben to Fort Wayne Orthopedics on Friday to have his  IT band checked out,  there was a huge poster in the lobby promoting local triathlete Diana Schowe. I’ve written before how Schowe, 49, … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My 1st Real Triathlon!

Last Saturday I did my first real triathlon. It was really, REALLY tough! Iron Kid was easy compared to this! Actually, the swimming was kind of fun. I liked the snake-style, going down and back and down and back. It … Continue reading

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A super cool Mother’s Day gift

My husband stopped buying me presents years ago because I’m the world’s worst gift recipient. I overanalyze everything, fret about the cost and consistently fail to display the proper amount of unbridled joy (even when I try really hard).   … Continue reading

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Team triathlon triumph: We’re better together

“I’m not going!” my 14-year-old niece told her mom at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, when Traci woke her for our team triathlon at Potato Creek State Park. “You can swim!” A few hours later, Madison was standing neck deep in 68-degree … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My teacher, the triathlete

By Colleen, age 10 Did you know that my teacher is a triathlete? Isn’t that cool? I decided to ask her some questions to find out more about her races. Her name is Flo Smith, and she teaches 5th grade … Continue reading

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A lesson in team triathlon spirit

My running shoes have holes in the toes and my bike won’t shift gears, but yesterday I spent fifty bucks getting my son’s bike fixed — so my sister can ride it. How’s that for a team-first attitude, as we … Continue reading

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Running ‘sacrifice’ brings rewards

The bad news: I feel like I’ve got increasingly less control over my running and racing schedule as I try to mesh my needs with those of my family. The good news: At 48, I’m faster than ever before — … Continue reading

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Iron Kid Triathlon 2013

By Colleen OK, so you are probably wondering why I am writing on a Tuesday. Well, the Iron Kid Triathlon was Saturday.  That’s a triathlon for kids. You start out swimming 50 meters in the Wells Community Pool, then you … Continue reading

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5k a day Ironkid training update

Day 2 of Colleen’s plan to do a 5K a day for one week collided with our busy schedule. By the time we got back from Ben’s baseball game in Fort Wayne, it was nearly 11 p.m. The good news: … Continue reading

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The Hummer Mile open-water swim

On Saturday my niece Madison participated in the Glenn S. Hummer Huntington Mile, an open-water swimming event held at Clare Lake in Huntington, Ind. The 1-mile swim was a down-and-back course with two lanes along a cable that required two … Continue reading

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