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I was asked by Chloe of 321delish.com to write a guest post and I was honored that she would ask.  She and Steph have great information and as they say it is like getting two blogs for one.  I wanted to write about sleep because just a few days after I was asked to write the guest post the topic came up.  I am repurposing the post I wrote for them on my blog since it is a topic that should be discussed.  Here is my post: ==================== [caption id="attachment_3771" align="alignright" width="121" caption="Are these necessary?"][/...

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It has been nearly three weeks since I was nominated for this post and I am finally getting around to it.  Life has been a whirlwind in the past two weeks and I just kept pushing it off and pushing it off.  Finally I made the decision to sit down and get this done and schedule it for the future (so I am writing this on Friday the 19th.) [caption id="attachment_3679" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Is there a better age grouper picture out there?"][/caption] This is not like the other blogger chain letters that go around asking q...

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[caption id="attachment_3736" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Which Advice Is Best and Which Advice Do you Listen To?"][/caption] While waiting for what I hope will be the people who buy my house to cruise through and look through all my stuff (selling a house might be the worst thing you ever have to do in life) I was perusing the interwebs and stumbled across a piece in Triathlete.com titled What's The Best Training Advice You've Ever Received? There were some good ones on there and they all made me want to get back out and trai...

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I make no secret about the fact that I want to race in the World Championships at Kona someday.  When that day comes I haven't got a clue.  It might happen in May or it may happen when I cross into the 80-84 Age Group but the dream exists.  Every year I watch the World Championship, even before I took up this lifestyle, and thought how amazing it would be to race in the event.  The history, the battle, the camaraderie, the event itself has always intrigued me and so when I say I want to race there someday it is more than just a bucket l...

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As many of you know I am raising fund for Shape Up America! to help fight obesity by teaching people about healthy weight management which incorporates diet and exercise.  Since launching this fund-raiser approximately two weeks ago you, my readers, have donated $734.05  I know that there is another $100 coming in the form of checks and I have some fund raisers in mind to help push this number higher.  When I announced this initiative I asked for $14 (or 5 cents per mile racing in Ironman events between now and May 19th) per person and that ...

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This post is coming out late because I had another one scheduled but I pulled it back and decided to go with this one because it has been on my mind ever since Jim Thome  hit his 600th Home Run. [caption id="attachment_3642" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Source"][/caption] If you don't know Jim Thome plays for the Minnesota Twins and became just the 8th player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 career Home Runs.  This is an unbelievable milestone.  When you think about how old baseball is and how many players have pa...

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[caption id="attachment_3593" align="alignright" width="186" caption="Not the MOmentum I'm talking about"][/caption] Momentum other wise known as Mo or Mr. Mo and no I am not talking about Vic Mo (Vic Vegas) from The Food Network: Next FN Star (btw - the right guy won and I'm contemplating submitting my name for the next season's contest.) I am talking about momentum as in: mass x velocity.  Or an object in motion tends to stay in motion.  Now that we are clear on that, here is the point of this post. There is a saying in basebal...

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[caption id="attachment_3532" align="alignright" width="272" caption="The Road Doesn't Have To Have An End"][/caption] I have been doing a lot of questioning of my ability lately, in a good way but also in an inquisitive way.  It was not all that long ago that I wondered if swimming had become my 2nd best discipline that I trotted out a 20+ mph bike at Disco Triathlon.  I then followed that up with a near 19.5 mph ride on the 70.3 Longhorn course and I feel like the bike has jumped back into 2nd place. Now I know that with training ...

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I am putting up this post from a few months back because today I am dragging and its because I did not get enough recovery.  This weekend was a total whirlwind for me.  Saturday morning up at the crack of dawn (actually before the crack of dawn) to layout water for the Marathon Makeover North Dallas team and then proceeded to run 55 minutes.  I felt great during that run and was putting down some sub-8 minute miles which hasn't happened since we entered Dante's Inferno here in Dallas.  After that run was over I went home and had to pack my ...

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Do you find that you ask yourself the question What If?  As in what if I had taken that job instead of the one I have now?  Or what if I had moved to Boulder instead of Tampa?  How about what would have happened if I had taken up triathlon 10 years ago instead of last year? Can you see that the common factor in all of those questions is regret?  You are asking yourself a question that inevitably puts you behind the 8 ball.  I don't ask myself what if questions unless its a positive connotation to it.  I ask questions like What if I qua...

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