Tidbit Tuesday – 2017 Race Schedule

Here is my game plan thus far:

Snake River Half Marathon

Snake River Sprint Tri

IM Victoria 70.3


Vancouver USA Marathon

IM Arizona


I also plan to do the local 5k’s and a few favorite road races, as they fit in with my training, my family’s lives and other races/rest/recovery time.



Geez, been a little bit. I have a had a touch of Grump-itis.

Although, I did have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner, it was a first for my sister and I to prepare a turkey and many of the dishes we made, but it was a super fun day.

Things at work have been a little heavy lately. I have had a tough time with it, but yesterday, I had a moment with a patient that made me remember all of the reasons that I choose this line of work, with this population. So even when there are tough days, and there are definitely tough days, what matter are the the moments that I hold someone’s hands and know that I am making a difference in someone’s life.


Also, been having some tough stuff going on with family stuff (don’t stress, I don’t mean family right here in my little nest). But I had a birthday lunch today with a gal (her birthday, not mine), that I feel through fate made my family. Sometimes, I think that we have to choose our family and surround ourselves that complete our lives.


My daughters decided that they no longer wanted to have separate rooms, which I was able to take over one of them!!! Hurray!

Got some bike miles in today in there! And it was awesome!


Anyways, long story short, no more grumping-around. I have so much to be happy and grateful for. I am so very blessed.

Stay tuned, this week I will be firming up my 2017 race schedule on Tuesday’s post, giving away a bunch of odds & ends in a giveaway on Thursday (see my instagram account for the details) and just sharing some general awesomeness the rest of the week!


Tidbit Tuesday

  1. Do you like soda or pop? I love Diet Pepsi
  2. Do you shampoo first in the shower or soap? Shampoo, I have a routine… Doesn’t everyone?
  3. Wet the toothbrush or brush dry with the toothpaste? I totally brush my teeth in the shower, with a wet tooth brush
  4. Pen or pencil? Pen, super fine tip
  5. Have you ever gambled at a casino? Yeah, but I am no good at it
  6. Have you thrown up in a car? A long, long, long time ago…
  7. Do you scream on roller coasters? Hmmm…. No I think I laugh…
  8. Whats your most missed memory? Having my parents house’s Sunday night dinners
  9. Where did you go on your first airplane ride? Seattle, when I was like 10
  10. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? Bill
  11. Whats your favorite season? Summer, the hotter the better
  12. Do you like music? Yes, most music
  13. Last thing you bought? Chex and chocolate chips, to make the kids Muddy Buddies
  14. Last person you argued with? Bill, about grease fires… We are both stubborn jerks…
  15. Do you put butter before putting the peanut butter on? On what? Uh no.
  16. One of your stuffed animals’ names as a kid? Mr. Bear, and I still have him
  17. Favorite day of the week? Sundays
  18. Do you play a musical instrument? Not anymore, I played saxophone in junior high and early high school
  19. Most frequent song played? It changes…
  20. T.V. show you secretly enjoy? Forensic Files
  21. One place you wish you could travel right now? Hawaii
  22. Do you use umbrellas? Nope.
  23. If you dont know the words to a song do you improvise? Totally, but badly
  24. Favorite Potato Chips? BBQ Lays
  25. Favorite cheese? Mozzarella
  26. Movies or TV? Either


On The Up Swing!

Well after another bummer of a week, sick again, I went to see my doc (who is amazing) and finally am on the mend! Amazing what a ABO shot in the rear and a high powered ABO will do for this crappy lungs!

Th high note, on Friday between long naps and crime documentaries, I put together my 2017 race schedule and my training plan! I am excited to have some lofty goals in my future but even more excited to have a direction for my training again!

So this week back to the grind.  And back to the pool… which I have avoided like the plague since returning from Maryland.

Stay tuned for my 2017 race schedule!


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