‘Jen’s Journey’ Posts

 

Sugar, spice, snips and snails…

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What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Snips and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails That’s what little boys are made of What are little girls made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice That’s what little girls are made of My dear dad …  he […]

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My 70.3 Race Report … Finally

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Eleven months later, I am finally writing about my half ironman race in Wilmington, North Carolina. I signed up for this race expecting it to be easier than the first 70.3 I completed in Raleigh.  By all accounts it should have been; my friends who raced it testified to this. The swim had a current that […]

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Learning determination from my son

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Two years ago my son got the news that he had to have shoulder surgery. As an incoming senior with goals to wrestle his way into the state championships, this was devastating news. 6 months to a high school athlete is a HUGE setback. This surgery meant putting EVERYTHING on hold! He could not drive, he couldn’t […]

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My Transformation

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When I was younger I could eat anything I wanted and then could jump on the elliptical for 20 minutes and drop a few pounds. I was spoiled. I had no discipline where food was concerned. And then AGING happened. My metabolism slowed way down! My weight climbed. I exercised a lot – I got […]

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A Change in Plans

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Here is a belated update from my March race.  I ran the Tobacco Road half marathon for a second time. When I signed up my goal was to beat my time from 2015 but it wasn’t in the cards. First of all, I made the mistake  of starting too late to start my training. I […]

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Getting off the Couch

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I completed my first indoor triathlon today. With the encouragement of friends, I signed up months ago thinking it would be fun. By the time this race came around I was not ready fitness-wise or nutritionally. December is a crazy month for me and I inevitably take a long break from exercising and I indulge in […]

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I’m a Betty

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  It’s been a week since I got this news and I’m still excited and honored. I submitted my application a few weeks ago to become an Ambassador for Betty Designs Triathlon Wear. I had no idea how many applicants there were or how hard it would be to join their team. I only knew […]

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Triathlon Checklist for Newbies

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For my first triathlon a friend of mine sent me this LONG list of things to bring. She found this comprehensive list in some website. I was overkill and it was not for a new triathlete like I was at the time. I ended up getting a fraction of what was on the list and I […]

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Pen to Paper

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Do you write much? I don’t mean write books or essays … just use the pen and paper. I don’t. As an IT professional and a gadget person I type all the time. I am sure most of you are the same. It is fast and easy. In the meantime, however, my handwriting has gotten pretty […]

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I Did It!

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Over a month  ago I posted about my upcoming Half Ironman race in Doubt. Well, I am finally getting around to posting my update. I did it! It was an amazing experience, well actually it sucked while I was racing. The bike ride was too long and the run was too hot. The swim was […]

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