Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Swim Challenge? Maybe Not.

The Walnut Creek YMCA in Des Moines area has an annual 100x100s on 100 seconds every New Year’s Eve Day.  Not that this would sound familiar to ANY of my old swim buddies.  Just kidding!  Remember Cy’s New Year “parties?”  We did the number of 100’s of the year it was turning on a quick […]

Slump a dump

A few days after the HyVee Tri, I ran about 4 miles with Braxton and Matty J.  Since then, I’ve not even been able to run 2 miles.  Actually, scratch that…I haven’t even made a whole mile without having to stop and walk, or without getting a bad side cramp.  The farthest distance I’ve covered […]

The Next Challenge: Flapjack 10K and a New Running Goal

It is just 2 days post triathlon and I don’t feel sore other than a killer sunburn I got waiting for a ride at the finish.  Otherwise I’m surprisingly good.  I decided that I’m just going to get to it with my running training and signed up for the Flapjack 10K on Sunday September 16th […]

HyVee Tri Race Review

This year’s HyVee Triathlon didn’t fail to impress.  They had a record number of athletes participating and a record number of relay teams: about 300!  This brought out lots more newbies and weekend warriors (yay!  Just like me last year) which was great.  The amount of smiling and helpful volunteers was absolutely astounding. Pre Race: […]

HyVee Tri Recap-My Experience

We did it!  This is part 1 of my race recap.  A more “race-reviewy” post will follow. I was not as nervous for doing the full tri as I was for being on a relay last year, probably because I knew what to expect more or less this time around.  On race morning, I was […]

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