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Spring into Training

Suzi / April 7, 2018

Questions answered for your first sprint tri training plan The calendar tells me it’s spring, although it’s snowed every week for the past month and the last thing I want to do is get out on a bicycle. But in any event, my training plan has officially begun. If this is your first year jumping into tri, welcome aboard! You…

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What is Your Racing Personality?

Suzi / March 10, 2018

My Best Running Buddy cheats on me all the time, but I’m totally faithful to her. I run with her on the same day, at the same time, every week. When we’re apart, I’m not out sowing my wild oats with another running buddy, but I know that she runs, with multiple other running buddies, on other days. This kind…

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Oh, my word!

Suzi / December 30, 2017

Setting up for New Year success in one word It’s finally time to wrap up my December fitness streak (at least 10 minutes of deliberate exercise every day). As I am posting on the penultimate (one of my favorite words!) day of the month – and year – I am happy to report that I have kept the streak alive.…

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31 Gifts – for Yourself – Under $31

Suzi / December 23, 2017

Whew! More than two-thirds of the way through December and I’m still streaking. (At least ten minutes a day of intentional exercise. More on that here.) One of my rules is to reward myself when (not if) I finish. If you’re out there achieving your goals, you deserve a reward, too. At the beginning of the streak, I suggested saving…

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Running in a Winter Wonderland

Suzi / December 16, 2017

December Streak Week 3 I hate being cold. And yet, last Sunday, on a twenty-something degree December morning, the day after the first snow of the season, I found myself toeing the line for a race, numb fingers barely able to select a podcast to keep me company.  Two years ago, this would have been unheard of. Forty degrees was…

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Home Gym Basics

Suzi / December 9, 2017

December Streak Week 2 Week two. Whew. And still at the December fitness challenge. (Every day this month, at least ten minutes of exercise. Read more here.) As the days get shorter, I admit that it keeps getting harder to motivate myself. If it wasn’t for this challenge, I would’ve skipped some days this week. But I’m still at it. …

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The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good

Suzi / December 6, 2017

December Exercise Streak So Far In my last post, I announced a December fitness challenge to log at least ten minutes of exercise a day for the whole month. On November 30, I went to bed and dreamed of good intentions. I even pre-wrote this post, with details about the swim I was certain I’d take. The next morning, I…

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I’m going streaking! Who’s with me?

Suzi / November 25, 2017

I have a very simplistic way of logging my exercise: a wall calendar and a package of stickers. Exercise that day, get a sticker. At the end of the year, when I look back at the progress I made, there is one disappointing pattern, year after year. My activity falls way off in December.  What is it about December? The…

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Post-Season Shopping Adventures

Suzi / November 11, 2017

A long-overdue update to my tri gear In my last post, I gave some basic information on the clothing you’ll want for a tri. On a recent Saturday, armed with animal crackers and a bag of toys in a moderately successful attempt to occupy the youngest member of my cheering section, I ventured out to my local multi-sport store. Because I…

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Buying Your First Tri Gear

Suzi / October 28, 2017

The time has come for me to buy new tri gear. This weekend, I am planning to venture out to my nearest multi-sport store to squeeze into some pricey spandex while simultaneously managing a toddler who abhors being restrained in a stroller.  I’m hoping to save some money on last season’s clothing, which should make this a good time for…

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