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About garmin_girl

I'm a 40-something single mother of three--two great human girls and one four-legged Dalmatian banshee--who is hellbent on swimming, biking and running straight through my midlife crisis. Care to tag along? Crazy loves company! ;)

Operating Under the Influence

We all know questionable decisions can be made when one operates under the influence of hops-based beverages. I am here to warn you of a force that doesn’t get nearly as much press but is equally influential: the power interval. While beer … Continue reading

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Triathlete Armageddon

First I crash. Now my coach abandons me. I am bracing for the earthquake and asteroid because this is, like, clearly the triathlete version of Armageddon. You read that right: my beloved Coach Tim—he who has successfully coached my sorry ass … Continue reading

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Oh No, Water Row!

As you’ve probably heard through the grapevine (and by that I mean Daughter #1’s Facebook postings and text messages), Skerritt and I took a tumble yesterday. Yes, it was of the high-speed, clipped in variety. Yes, I am fine. Yes, … Continue reading

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Secret Goals and Bird Crap

These days I’m fascinated with Lance Armstrong*, and by “these days” I mean “the past decade”. (That’s normal, right?) I want to know every little detail. That said, when I read in Every Second Counts that Lance took it as … Continue reading

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Troll, Interrupted

I love my kids. I really do. As ya’ll know, they sure can pull off a heck of a Mother’s Day surprise. 🙂 As awesome as they may be, I still turn into a troll when one of those kids … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Mother’s Day Card, by Emma (and Lida helped too)

This is Daughter Number One, and this is a risk. In order to bring you this blog, I have had to do what I do best: be sneaky. And I still run the risk of getting in a teeny bit … Continue reading

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Billy Idol, Al Capone, and Number 56

This past Sunday I not only learned that Ludlow is in western Massachusetts, but I also trekked there for my first triathlon of 2012. I suppose that would make Ludlow my season opener, but I’ll do a race actually called … Continue reading

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Sorry Daughter # 1: No NYC in 2012

Daughter # 1 will be distraught to read this: I did not get a bib number during the NYC 2012 marathon lottery yesterday. We’ve been awaiting word since round-about noon yesterday, but alas, after 19 hours of finger-crossing, my profile … Continue reading

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ROFL re: the “ri”

Yesterday a friend emailed me to share his latest triumph. A newbie to this self-inflicted torture called running, he’d had a big breakthrough: “I actually felt like I was running last night instead of plodding along,” he crowed. “Not for … Continue reading

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The Lottery

I’ve got The Lottery on my mind lately, and I don’t mean the Mass Millions “you can’t win if you don’t play” one; I mean the Shirley Jackson “lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” type of lottery. You know, … Continue reading

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