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    So let me tell you about motherhood (unless you already know)…

    Motherhood. It always seemed to be something way off in the distance for me, which as an 18 year old I assumed would be at the old age of 28. Then life and school and moving around happened. And then as a 28yr old I watched Sex and the City and told my friends I would never be 35 and still looking for love. SO OLD. And now here I am at 40 with A TWO YEAR OLD. At this point¬† in my life I was supposed to be dealing with the horrors of adolescence with my teenager. Instead, I have bought a book called “How to Potty Train,” and…

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    Top 10 (I mean 11) of 2018

    Wow, Huh. End of a year. I know each one is so different for everyone–some years ask more of us, some sail by, some are filled with the most joyous moments, some seem just like the last. Regardless, we made it through. There is celebration enough in that. Here is my top 10 list for the year (in no particular order): My little brother had a baby girl named June Olive. I mean, even the name is insanely cute. You should see her. Full head of dark hair, just gorgeous. I have always been so proud of my brothers–but never so much as when I get to see them become…

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    Race Report: Tour De Cure Duathlon

    This race was a 5k run/14 mile bike ride/5k run at the Sante Fe Recreation Dam (about 45 minutes outside of the city). Most people signed up for cycling rides (up to 100 miles)–the duathlon was a new addition this year. It is so rare in this crowded part of the country to find an event where less than 50 people are participating, but I did it! My main concern was getting lost, making a wrong turn, doing too many loops, etc–since there would be so many others out there going in different directions. But the race directors were super nice & on top of things, so I started in…

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    The Big 4-0!

    I turned 40 last month, but I’m so busy running after a mini-me 24/7 that I didn’t have too much time to think about it. I don’t have too many emotions around birthdays, other than a “thank you thank you I’m still alive” kind of feeling and a “I hope this is not even the half way point” wish. I am happy and healthy and forever grateful to have those two gifts. At 38, having a baby was the most incredible blessing–which is only hitting me as I turn 40. I say this to other new moms out there who are dealing with postpartum hormonal messiness, lack of sleep, a…

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    Race Report: 2018 OC Triathlon/Duathlon

    Here I am! At the FINISH of the OC Duathlon! Woo hoo. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I signed up for an Olympic distance race for my first event back in the multi-sport world. An Olympic distance is twice the distance as a sprint, and I can’t even remember that last time I have done this distance. But I’m happy I did because it motivated me to find time to get back on my bike. I had to get really creative to get some training miles in. I have a stationary bike in my yard, but it is SO BORING.¬† I found a “spinning” app & forced…

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    Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl

    Whew. We made it. One Whole Year. I’m celebrating mostly the fact that I somehow have remained semi-sane and the baby has not been permanently damaged by the 1,000 falls she has taken around the house as she attempts new moves and maneuvers (Baby Seal-ing, as we call it). Being so reluctant about parenthood, I can now tell you most of my fears did come true. I don’t have much me time. Or down time. Or time to work on the business. Or reading time. Or writing time. Or social time. It is all baby time, mixed in with dog time & loads of chore time and errand time to…

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    Screenland 5k+ Baby is almost a YEAR

    I completed my 2nd official timed run since Baby Kenzy arrived. This one was a local 5k. There is nothing like an event you can walk to and from & show up 10 minutes before it starts. My only goal was to make 9 minute miles. I set super low goals for myself, which allows for so much pride and congrats to myself when I complete something! I highly recommend it! You are lucky that a 3 mile race report is much shorter than a marathon or triathlon. It was pretty clear mile 1 when I thought, “This is going to be a long run,” that it may have been…

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    Momma Triathlete

    I’m changing the site up! We’ll pretend it’s not because GoDaddy/Wordpress lost 8 years of posts, no that didn’t happen at all. I just needed a new vibe as a new mom. Thank goodness for a website called the Wayback Machine that archives websites. I was able to save SO MUCH of my previous writing (if anyone wants a 50 page word document of triathlon race reports or an overly-detailed birth story, just let me know). The best part was being able to look at my site way in 2002. It was a thrill! I posted pictures of myself and called them “self photos.” (I’m not sure why this phrase…