UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Can't have long bleached hair and swim too.

Short Post. I cut 8" off my hair today. I practically had to do therapy to do it, but done it is.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Birds and weightlifting.

Weight: 164 pounds. Right outside my kitchen window, there is a male house finch leaping around a female, singing loudly. He has his head thrown back and he's kind of hopping back and forth with his head thrown back, singing the same song over and over. Probabl the bird equivalent of "hey, baby, don't you know I got something for you? I could make you happy!".
The female, of course, acts as I might: after a while of this she flies at him, pecking at his head, trying to drive him away.

I went to the gym this morning. I'm going to try a routine of Monday, Wednesday, Friday doing weights and swimming. Then Monday - Thursday (this part starts later this week) riding my bike into town to the counseling center, where I'm interning this summer.
So here's my routine, to get back into the swing of things:5 minutes warm-up, then stretches-bicep curls, alt. with tricep pull-downs-flies, alt. with rows-hamstring curls, alt. with lunges-leg lifts, alt. with oblique trist crunchesOf all the exercises, I hate the lunges and the leg lifts the most. Which means, of course, that I need to do them. I'm toying with the idea of trying to do a triathlon this fall. I hope to be in the Athena division. I'm proud of it - it's for larger women. It means I wouldn't be competing against 98-pound runners. I'll talk more about that later.