Category Archives: My “Firsts”

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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Racing Gives You Wrinkles

The past week was, shall we say, a little “trying” around the J-Girl Household. We, ummm, had a whole lot going on. Let’s leave it at that. Pressure can apparently be a very good thing. I channeled all the insanity … Continue reading

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National Championships: Ran My Own Race

Kristin Armstrong, I owe you an apology. I had written you off as a great big wuss–a skirt, even–when I read in Mile Markers that your favorite saying is “run your own race.” Competitive me didn’t “get” it; you sounded … Continue reading

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Age Group National Championships 2011 F 40-44 Results

The below results are from the official results page of the 2011 Age Group National Championships. Before each athlete’s name I’ve listed their three “places”: Division/Gender/Overall. To put these numbers into context, the race field consisted of: – 108    female athletes ages 40-44 … Continue reading

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Mav to Meet I-89 :)

Friday I took PTO from Cisco to head way, way north to Burlington, Vermont to do course reconnaissance for the fast-approaching USA Age Group National Championships. I remain both giddy and terrified to have qualified for and be competing in … Continue reading

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…And We’re Off!

What does one bring to a Half Ironman? A lot, that’s what! The minivan rolls in seven or so hours and here’s everything that’ll be in it…well, almost everything; you will note that Maverick the Cannondale isn’t splayed out on … Continue reading

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Mav Meets Moose

  …but do moose brake for  bikes? Don’t worry folks; Maverick does not endeavor to join the Dead Moose Society. Smart bike that he is, my handsome Cannondale is content with the squirrel sticker on his lapel. This weekend he did, however, lock … Continue reading

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Safety in Numbers?

Earlier this week I hit the Mooseman website to run some stats on my upcoming (and first) Half Ironman. All I can say is if there’s “safety in numbers” I am sooooo unsafe! total race field:    1,069 total females:      295 … Continue reading

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More Marathon Monday Pix

These just in, thanks to Marathon FOTO and my Discover Card 🙂  Can you spot the insanely happy chick in the insanely loud orange-and-blue checkered singlet? 🙂 If I have the water bottle in my hand and the pack around … Continue reading

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Ate My Dessert First

It’s closing in on 72 hours since I turned right on Hereford, left on Boylston and completed the transition from athlete to invalid. In case there’s any doubt in your mind: marathons hurt like hell! I’m healing now, but I … Continue reading

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