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A little shout out and “thank you” to Terry at TriathlonTrainingSchedule.org, who put me as #63 on his top 125 Triathlon Training blogs of 2012.  
He must not read this blog much, though, because clearly, he would have put me lower on the list than 63.  Afterall, 63 is higher than I place in most races, so I feel like super winner.  Check out Terry’s website too – many of you guys have been looking for training plans.  He offers plans from Sprint to Iron.  I don’t know how his plans are… but I do know that without a man, a plan, there would be no canal in Panama.  (And no Swim Bike Mom in spandex). So get a plan from somewhere and execute it.
This morning was Coach Monster’s spin class, plus a 2 mile run.  I was an incredibly sweaty beast after that class. There wasn’t a dry spot on my clothes.  Gross.  I love that class… that will forever be the class where this journey started for me.  Someday, I’ll tell you guys the story… I’m kind of shy.  Oh wait, not I’m not…
Is everyone following the CNN FitNation Tri Team for 2012?  7 lucky newbie triathletes are training with Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s team to get to the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.  I am rooting for two of them pretty hard core… to the point where they might stop liking all my tweets towards them and start blocking me.
Adrienne is a newbie triathlete, mom to twin girls, and an English teacher.  She’s a swim bike mom already.  How about that?  I hope you guys will give her lots of support.  Her blog is here
And then there’s ATL radio personality, Jeff Dauler, who is battling the newness of triathlon along with attempting to quit smoking.  He recently posted on Facebook:  “Think about this, smokers: If you smoke two less cigarettes today than you normally do, by the end of the year, you will have smoked 34 fewer PACKS. Every journey starts with one tiny step. I’m running a quarter-mile at a time now, will race a triathlon in September. You can do it too. Just decided to do it. Go.”  You know I love that attitude, and I tend to say similar things myself….all the time…. over and over again.  Here’s a link to his story, too.
Don’t forget to place your orders for the Swim Bike Mom tri kits, cycling kits and other gear.  Orders must be in NO LATER than noon on Monday the 31st.  We’ve had a HUGE order, so I am stoked about all the Swim Bike Moms who will be representing. Go Here
And finally, since today is Friday, and we should be doing some Fix Your Life stuff but I have been slack about that, so I am pointing you in the general direction of people who help me “fix” mine.  Although they may not want to claim me, because clearly I am not fixed. 
Life Coaching: Coach Carrie at Tempo Life Coaching
Nutrition:  Ilana Katz at Optimal Nutrition for Life
Hope you guys have a great weekend.  I’m off for a long ride tomorrow, then a swim on Sunday.  Oh, and a little Half-Marathon a week from tomorrow. A little 13.1 miles that I have never done stand-alone in a race. Does someone hear the scary music?

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5 Comments

  • Amanda

    January 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    If you can run 13.1 AFTER swimming 1.2 and biking 56, the stand-alone will be no problem – you're already way tougher than that half-marathon distance!

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  • Eleanor Burns

    January 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Go out there and show them what you can do! Awesome blog. You inspire me (maybe a little too much – having tri thoughts-yikes).

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  • C

    January 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I entered the CNN Tri Challenge but didn't get selected. Hoping maybe next year. Not going to let this stop me from trying to get fit. Good luck in your race. I know you will do well.

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  • Jill

    January 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Oh my gosh I'm so glad I found your blog! I so relate on so many levels with you! You are hilarious too…I was laughing at the first post I read on your blog!

    So looking forward to reading through your blog and maybe even some email as I begin my journey!

    So excited that found your blog! We have much in common.

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