Making Memories

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I just spent the last week making lasting memories with my boys, my husband and my parents. I knew that training was going to take a backseat for these days, as I spent literally every minute down there experiencing the magic of Disney World.  I can honestly say it was the best vacation I have ever taken and probably one …

B.Strong70.3 – Adversity

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I’ve been blogging now for several weeks and up until now, things have gone pretty smoothly. I have been faithful to my training schedule, made time to train even when it was inconvenient. I’ve dealt with some shoulder issues and think I have a plan figured out to get through the swimming part. I’ve done great on my bike and …

B.Strong 70.3 – Geronimo

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Ge·ron·i·mo jəˈränəˌmō/ exclamation used to express exhilaration, especially when leaping from a great height or moving at a high speed. I LOVE music! It motivates me, pushes me, and just makes me happy in general.  Certain songs remind me of times in my life.  Happy times, sad times, times of uncertainty, and times of triumph.  The song “Some Nights” by …

B.Strong70.3 – What I’ve Learned…

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I’ve learned a lot about myself already during my training, but this week was particularly eye-opening. I’m in my 7th week of training…not quite halfway yet. Runs, rides and swims are getting progressively longer and training is starting to become “inconvenient”.  My friend asked me if I was sick of training. I don’t think I’m “sick of training”, I just …

B.Strong70.3 – Motivation

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Mo·ti·vate moh-tuh-veyt verb To encourage someone to do something. On Saturday, I experienced my first REALLY unmotivated day. Usually I enter into my workouts pretty ready to go…slight nudging needed at times, but usually pretty good. I consider myself pretty good at motivating people, whether it be with my second graders, my high school basketball players, or the people that …

B.Strong70.3 – Sacrifices

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Today was the one of the first “sacrifices” of my 70.3 Ironman Training. I reluctantly decided to take the next round of Turbokick off so I could focus on my training. I am realizing that I can’t “wing” this training, like I have for some half marathons and other events. I have to make time to get my bikes, runs, …