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This quote is resonating with me right now.  It’s one week since Ironman Racine 70.3.  You know what?  I don’t really know what’s next.  I’m thinking about it a lot.  Mulling it over while I rest my still-not-quite-recovered body.  I’m sure there will be many blog posts about it in the near future for your reading pleasure.

For now I want to balance things out.  A lot of my time during the last six months was dedicated to training.  Now I want to do some other things.  I want to play tennis and golf.  I want to take Dean to the dog park.  I want to relax and enjoy my family vacation next week.  I want to spend more time with friends.

I’ll figure out what’s next for me goal-wise.  I’ve got time.  Until then I’ll do some singing and dancing and laughing and playing.  :)

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Race Recap: Ironman Racine 70.3

by Stephanie July 25, 2015

After being seriously under the weather for the last three days I am finally feeling human again.  It’s a nice change.  AND now I am able to post my race recap!  It’s gonna be a long one so settle in for a little bit.  Here we go! The Pre-Race The morning of the race Steve […]

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Ironman Racine 70.3 Weekend – Before the Race

by Stephanie July 22, 2015

Hello!  It’s three days post-Ironman 70.3 and I think I am finally able to put a blog post together.  I may need a nap after this.  I’m completely serious. 😛 Before I do a race recap I need to do a recap of the trip to Racine and pre-race activities. On Friday around noon my fellow […]

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Mental Health Monday: Absolute Thinking

by Stephanie July 20, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping […]

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Mental Shifts: How This Training Cycle Was Different

by Stephanie July 16, 2015

I have never been good at exercising without a goal, like a race. I think this is a holdover from my competitive swimming days. Exercise always had a purpose. I was always training for an event. As an adult I wasn’t consistent without similar motivation, which is why I got into running and triathlons. (on […]

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Week 15: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie July 14, 2015

Last week was my final real week of training for my first Ironman 70.3!  I had my longest bike and run and I’ve been taking it nice and easy since. The bike was a solid pace on a really fun route.  We biked along the Mississippi River for about 10 miles on the Iowa side, […]

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Reading Recently: The Selection, Girl on the Train, & The Body Book

by Stephanie July 9, 2015

Prompt: A trilogy Full disclosure: the Selection series actually has five books but the fourth is set 20 years after the other three so I think the first three count as a trilogy. I make the rules here! The only way I can describe these books are Hunger Games meets The Bachelor. There’s a prince who […]

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Fitbloggin15: A Few of My Favorite Things

by Stephanie July 8, 2015

Today’s Fitbloggin recap (yep, still talking about it!) is all about the highlights. These are a few of my favorite things from this year’s conference, besides our mental health session and the amazing people about which I already wrote. Scavenger Hunting! This was the first year of the scavenger hunt. The list was a bit […]

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Week 14: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie July 7, 2015

Only two more weeks until my first 70.3 triathlon! This week’s swim workouts really made me feel good.  I neglected swimming at the beginning of my training and I’ve been worried about it for a while.  Now I know I can do the distance and I’ve been consistent in my pace. Last Tuesday I went […]

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Antidepressants: My Story Part 2

by Stephanie July 6, 2015

Hey all!  Today is the first Mental Health Monday Linkup!  This is our chance to share our stories, give and get support from our communities, break down stigma, and let others who are struggling know they are not alone. This linkup is close to my heart.  I hope you will participate in this #crazyawesome community […]

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