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"Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional"

Today was my sister's pinning ceremony as she just graduated from nursing school! for the first time but not the last because she's going to go to school forever just like I hope to... True to form we got in a morning workout and an afternoon/evening nap and most importantly, a meal. Here are some pictures.


The Graduate


Valedictorian and Leadership Awards!


Both of us

Now, at the risk of sounding like a bitch conceited person, I actually think I look pretty good! I've really been working hard over the past few months and I think it's really starting to pay off. I've not only changed my workout and food habits but I've also changed my thought habits. I'm making a real deliberate effort to think positively and honestly think that has made more of a difference in my life than any amount of weight loss or fitness status. Of course I still get negative and grumpy and all but those moments don't last nearly as long because I don't let them. So just for comparison's sake, look at the picture above which was taken today. Then look at this picture below from March and we'll take a poll to see if I've actually made positive strides in my weight loss journey. *disclaimer* Regardless of the results of this imaginary poll, I know I look (and feel!) better now.


March 17th Rodes City 10K Run

*Triathlon Training Tidbit* - Good week for my first full week back since the shoulder injury. Logged about 16 miles which isn't bad and made the executive decision to take tomorrow off completely. Thursday was a pretend workout because my car broke down on my way home to pick up my gym bag. After 3 HOURS of waiting there was just no way I was going to get in a quality hour long Brick workout. So I walked my dog a mile or so and called it a night. I did my Brick today instead albeit a modified version. 30 min ride and 30 min run...both on a lot of relatively big hills. Tough day but a good way to end out the week especially since it was my last week of 6 days of workouts and last week of scheduled Bricks. I'm starting a slight taper next week. Can you believe I'm less than 4 weeks away from race day?! Eek! But I'm really excited! Now I get to focus on getting my gear!


  1. Congrats to your sister!

    I can definitely tell a difference, especially in your face! Great job! You are kicking butt!

    I can't believe your tri is so close!!! How is your shoulder feeling?

  2. It's feeling a lot better. Now it just kinda feels like any other plain old sore muscle after a lot of swimming. But for the most part it's fine. All mobility is back!


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