Friday, January 22, 2010

That's why I don't like rest days

I had written this on my GOTRIbal blog, but thought I'd bring it over here.

For me, the tragedy of a rest day exists not in not taking it but in taking it.

Unfortunately, I'm either on or off. When I get into a training groove, I rock it - for days. When I have to take my rest day (which IS, of course, absolutely critical), it's quite difficult to get back into my training.

First night: Legitimate rest day.

Second night: I really need a night to catch up on housework.

Third night: Gary's leaving for a couple days in the morning and I need to make sure he's got all he needs.

Fourth night: Gary's out of town tonight, so I'm just going to veg with the dogs on the couch.

RIDICULOUS...but that's how it goes. It is, though, not how it should be. I just need to find a nice place in the middle...

But, tonight, the middle's going to be on the couch between the Great Dane and the Yellow Lab.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CamelBak water bottle giveaway

I've got an unwrapped CamelBak water bottle to give away. I bought it from L.L. Bean back in December to reach the minimum for free shipping. By the time I bought the water bottle, I only had to pay $1 more. Not too bad for a buck, but I don't really need another water bottle - even a really nice one like this.

Anyway, here's how you can earn points:
  • 3 points if you post about this giveaway on your blog (leave a comment letting me know you did).
  • 2 points if you start following me.
  • 2 points if you Tweet about it and leave me a comment letting me know about said Tweet.
  • 1 point if you just started following me and leave a comment for this post.
  • 1 point if you follow me already and leave a comment for this post.
You can have one chance to win, or up to six to eight chances to win. The choice is yours.

What are you waiting for? Enter the drawing today, start earning your points and this handsome baby could be yours!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

GOTRIbal interviews me

I was excited just to get the call. I was humbled to have been asked the question.

It was Tanya Maslach, the founder of GOTRIbal, the awesome new organization aimed at empowering women through the journey of endurance sport.

Tanya was working on GOTRIbal's next monthly newsletter and she wanted to interview me for it. I told her yes and we scheduled a time for the interview.

You can read the short story here.

Chrissie Wellington is a big part of this group, too, as you can immediately see on the home page of its site. If you do any kind of endurance sport, triathlon, running, biking, etc., please come on over and check us out at

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!


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