Monday, January 11, 2016

The Thin White Duke

I was utterly shocked when I was getting ready for work this morning and heard the news of David Bowie's passing. He was a legend in the truest sense of the word.

I saw him in concert when I was a teenager at the Vet in Philly, the Glass Spider Tour. But I'd been a fan for years before that - I just wasn't old enough to be allowed to go to concerts with my friends until then.

An amazing show. An amazing performer. RIP Ziggy Stardust.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

And Just Like That...It's 2016

Wow...what happened to the past 12 months? I feel like they just flew by. Don't worry...this isn't going to be a post filled with all of my resolutions for the new year. I've decided I'm not making any this year - I usually forget what I intended and just do my own thing anyway.




Since I haven't been doing as many triathlons as I did my first two years in the sport, I sometimes feel like I'm not doing anything. But when I look back on 2015, I can see that really isn't true. Last year I participated in:

1 - splash & dash 
1 - mile open water swim
1 - sprint triathlon
3 - 5k's
1 - 10k

Not bad for someone who can't run any longer!  I don't really have any solid plans for what I want to do in 2016. My favorite triathlon - the Mermaid Triathlon in Alameda - is no longer held. The Catfish swim that I did last year has been moved from June to August, and the new date just doesn't work for me. And my best race buddy recently moved out of state, so I'm going to miss her signing up for events then convincing me to join her. 

But I did have a friend recently reach out to me to walk a 5k with her in February, and another friend and I are planning to walk a 10k in March. So all is not lost on the fitness/training front.

Endorphins...they are real!


I realize I haven't been posting as much as I did when I started this blog. Back then, everything was new and there were so many new milestones. It was easy to find something to write about. So I may be changing the direction of things here. Instead of focusing mostly on training and racing, I'm going to write about more everyday things - life! I've got some exciting non-athletic things coming up this year and I want a place to document them for myself - even if no one else reads them. 

So welcome to 2016! I'm excited for the adventures that lie ahead!