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

Friday, June 20, 2008

Iron Buttah.

To the water's edge
All the iron lemmings drew
And froze their butts off.

I did a 20-minute swim in water with Greyhound and Baboo, so smooth, so calm, that sighting was accomplished without even lifting my nose out of the water. I was oh, so slow but felt good. Swimming in water like this, albeit 56 degrees, was like BUTTAH. I wore a snug-fitting l/s shirt under my wetsuit, which seemed to increase my comfort without slowing me down too much. Today's water temp: 56 degrees. TOTALLY doable. All I'm worried about, as usual, is the bike.

Last night I had dinner at a place called Capones and met so many bloggers that I hope I don't leave anyone out: In attendance were Tea, Momo, Iron Eric, Greyhound, Blink, Neoprene Wedgie, SWTriGal, Big'un, Di, Tac Boy, Spokane Al, Supalinds, and many, many more, and many wonderful Iron mates and kiddos.

Beat the moon!



  1. Beat the Moon indeed!!

    Glad to hear that the swim felt so good!

  2. Beat the Moon!! I'm so excited for you! You are SUCH an inspiration to me. I will be thinking of you as I do my tiny little baby sprint tri tomorrow :) You Rock!

  3. I did hear some rumors that Taconite Boy and another blogger were there as well, but I may have my stories confused.

  4. Oh my gosh, I am so excited! and so terrified, and so excited and I am not even there! Good luck, good luck, good luck!

  5. I'm stepping out of the shadows to wish you good luck on Sunday! I'll be looking forward to reading all about the experience.


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