May 2009

Gotta Lose Weight

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Training

It’s not like I’m fat or anything, but we use that word “fat” in our society very loosely and along very subjective lines.  On a measured basis, like on a BMI scale, I’m definitely far from fat but on a perceived self image basis along, I’ve hit a point where action is now necessary. Truth be […]

Columbia Triathlon Photos and More Training

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Training

Photos from the Columbia Triathlon were just posted.  I don’t particularly love any of them, but I do like the one of Fern and me together.  It was taken just a few minutes after he crossed the finish line.  He was very disappointed in his day but  still smiled brilliantly for our photo.  Here’s the […]

Columbia Triathlon – Race Report

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Training

Before I finally  got into bed Saturday night at Marty’s house in Bethesda, Maryland, I stood in his screened-in patio looking the rain hitting his pool cover and wondered what was in store for me/us on Sunday morning.  Is it going to be a day of suffering, will I actually be able to have fun out there, will […]

Spring Couples Relay – Race Report

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Training

The best part about this race is the camaraderie.  The event is designed to be for male-female duos where one runs 2.2 miles, the other bikes 12.2 miles, and both get into a row boat in the middle of Central Park and row the periphery of the pond which is said to be about 3/4 […]

Victory in Philadelphia!

Posted by on May 4, 2009 in Training

I’m feeling like a million bucks.  Yesterday wound up working out so well on so many different levels.  It’s rare that I write a race report with this kind of feeling.  Most times, I’m lamenting some component, either physical or mental… or both!  In this case, I feel fulfilled and elated. On Saturday, I walked […]