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April

4

The Good News About Getting Out of Shape

A month in Bhutan with no bike, a running injury and a lot of excuses, left me back in CA in the worst shape that I can remember. Even if I am not training for an event or big (or small) adventure, I always train—for life. I enjoy swimming, biking, running, hiking, strength training and yoga while mixing in a couple other activities as desired. My body likes to cross train and even after all these years, I thrive on my activity time each day. So though I’m approaching 55, I haven’t known what it feels like to be in my 50’s and be totally out of shape. Now I know that it really really sucks. What I have known […]

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Category: Adventure/Reflection

21

December

0

Paper Fetish – Save a Tree or Three this Holiday!

NOTE: I posted this many years ago and it may become a tradition that I ‘recycle’ it (pun intended) each holiday. Join me this year in my paper fetish – boycott wrapping paper! We’re on it! I have this thing about paper. Full pieces, scraps, and various textures—any part of paper that has a blank space on it draws my attention. It started the day after college. I announced to my parents, who had come into town for graduation ceremonies, that I would be leaving the next day to ride my bike 200 miles up the California coast and that they were assigned the task of carting all my crap home. After successfully negotiating the virtues of the solo ride […]

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Category: Inspiration

22

December

0

Give Yourself the Gift of Writing – Part 1

I have not written here for a while because I have been spending my writing time on, my next book. I’ve also been interacting and sharing with other writers and poets, reading other writers and discussing all aspects of writing with a dear friend who is throwing much of his time into writing his personal story. Sort of like athletes who share with others information on the joys, challenges and struggles of their training process, writers too find value in that genre of mutual support. Many of you are writers or wanna-be writers (I think its kinda the same thing) so to bring you into the circle and support you in flourishing in your new or existing writing project, I […]

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Category: Adventure/Reflection

24

October

0

Learning How You Learn

NOTE: I get that this is an oddly fringe post for me to share. But I’ve been pondering all this and if there is one person out there who might benefit from it, its will be worth while to share it. So, READ ON! A couple weeks ago I was sitting with a friend reviewing for a quiz just outside the lecture hall of the photography class I’m currently taking. We both knew the material well and were spouting off names and dates and significances of certain images, when a young girl in our class chimed in, “How do you remember all that stuff!” In that instant I remembered that when I was her age, I was just learning how […]

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Category: Inspiration

25

April

0

Straight-Up ‘Girl Talk’ About Days on the Trail

Fair Warning: If you are uncomfortable with talk about female bodily functions please DON’T read on. As my gay male hairdresser loves to declare with icky distain during our always excellent conversations, “I don’t know how you ladies deal with all the stuff that goes on ‘down there’!” And he is of course referring to the type of maintenance required while in civilization. If I refrain to him that taking it all to the trails requires us to think way outside our cozy private bathrooms, he’d squeamishly shrug me off, implying—way too much information. If you are in the camp with my beloved hair dresser, read no further as this will most definitely be WAAAAAAY too much information for you. […]

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Category: Adventure

08

April

0

The Big Scary Test

REMINDER!: This year I am blogging on Athleta.com website and will be sharing the same blogs I offer Athleta to this blog site. Enjoy! – Terri In my last post, Part 2, we were left working with word imagery while prepping to head to Kona for the big scary test at the Ironman World Championship. Check list en route to Kona: Word cues and affirmations solidly in place? Check. Fit as I can be given minimal land running? Check. Stifling heat and unrelenting winds on the Kona Coast? Check. Huge unknown hanging over my head as to how this race will play out!? Check! Even though I was completely unsure how my injured leg would play out on race day, as […]

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Category: Racing/Reflection