Category Archives: Training

Getting used to the SS

**You will notice that I have started adding pictures to the blog. Historically I have had a terrible time uploading pics and in frustration, went with text only posts. I recently gave the extra effort to figure out what I … Continue reading

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Time to switch gears

Last Friday evening, I traveled about 40 miles north to Festus for an event sponsored by Team Noah, the racing team I am a part of. Festus has their annual town fair, Twin City Days and our team put on … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Drama. I’m really not a fan. It makes for interesting TV, books and movies, but nobody says they want drama in there life. We hate it when we have ‘that’ friend. Something is always going on with them. We think, … Continue reading

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Knee pain, recovery and a return to the saddle

Three weeks ago yesterday I went for a run and ended up with a significant injury to my right knee. I hobbled slowly home, thanking my stars that I had only made it a half mile away. Right away I … Continue reading

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What motivates you?

Months and months of nothing- that is what has happened here on the ole blog. Once in awhile I will pop in and give a little update, promising to be more active and regular with posts, only to do the … Continue reading

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Good thing I wasn’t holding my breath

So you know that old adage about just when you think you got the tiger by the tail, it turns around to bite you? Well, lets just say I need to be careful about what I say. As of my … Continue reading

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TABR16 is looming and I can’t wait!

In many ways, 2015 felt like a year of failure. I was stymied by the weather for Trans Iowa and went to TABR unprepared in almost every way. I chose to use those events as learning experiences and now 2016 … Continue reading

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Many lessons were learned from TABR15

In the aftermath of TABR15, I did  very little licking my wounds. I think I got all that out during the race and the day I spent alone in the Super 8 in Cañon City waiting on Jeneen to pick … Continue reading

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Oops! Houston, we HAD a problem

Well, it has been a busy and distracting month or so and I haven’t made blogging a priority. Today I tried to sign in to do a little check up and find that my domain had expired! After a little … Continue reading

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Here’s the gear!

So time has ticked away and I am now down to 1 day. That’s right! 1 day until I fly out. Tomorrow morning I will be flying to Portland to begin this journey. It is hard to believe that the … Continue reading

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