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Finding my fun in FitnessTriathlon Season is almost here! I have lived where I live for my whole life, today I'm going to hike the mountains around it, I have never done it and I want to seize the day!Yesterday I posted about seizing the day, so I went hiking with some friends! We hiked the outskirts of Hells Canyon (North America's Deepest George) with beautiful views of the mountains! We even saw a pack of Big Horned Sheep! A fun afternoon exploring! #ironbraids #funwithfriends #itwasaworkout #beautifulviews #triteamlcBe Bold!I got Sparkpeople Motivator of the Day! What a great way to open my email this morning! Thank you to whomever choose me. Pick a dream house! :)Happy Saturday! #goalsLive your life the way you want your kids to live! Make Goals! Reach for the stars! Keep Going! <3 <3 <3 <3Today is my Birthday. I can't wait to see what this year holds! It is going to be amazing! Adventure, here I come!Gone on a work conference but enjoying the views on my runs! Double Bonus: my hotel is bike themed and today I hit 1 million steps recorded on my Garmin and have only had it for two months! Score!#motivationmondayOne of my favorite quotes!I have been avidly working on my strength for 9 months and finally got to a full Handstand push-up, not one but 5 in a row! II am so excited! #triteamlc #triathlonstrengthtraining #crossfit #handstandpushup #goals #gettingstronger #inspiringwomen #empoweringwomen #hardworkpaysoffs #soexcited #harderthanitlooksA little motivation today.Above all...be nice to yourself! Make the choices you won't regret!Motivation is Expensive!OMG! I deadlifted 200lbs last night! I never thought I could get this strong! You are capable of big things! Just be brave a face your fears! Whether it is Day 1 or Day 1000, make today a path you WANT to take! You will never regret it!Make your Monday Great!Its a big world, but you have the power to change your own cornerNice weather is here (or coming), what is your patio style?I have spent the last 2 weeks building a chicken coop and house from scratch! Today we put our chicks in for the first time, and they love it! #operationurbanfarm #backyardchickens #eggswillcomesoon I took my new Triathlon Kit out for a spin today! 30 cycling miles and concurred 2000 feet of elevation gain. Olympic Triathlon Distance in 2 weeks! Expand your thoughts! The world is huge!Over the weekend I entered a running race and got 2nd in my Age Group and 5th female overall! 1:31:15 for the Run for the hill of it Race (8 miles up a 2000 ft mountain!). #nonweightgoal #accomplisments #motivationalmondayToday, I completely my very first Olympic Triathlon Distance with a finish time of 3:30 on the dot! Felt great! #makegoals #nonweightachievements #swimbikerunFinished my first Olympic Triathlon Today!You are so strong! Let yourself shine! 500! I hit 500 RUNNING miles (so for in 2017) this morning! Only 499.3 miles to go before I reach my goal of 1000 running miles in 2017! Woo Hoo! #biggoals #1000milesin2017 #messyhairdontcare
For those of you, suffering through cravings!Wise Words for today!Happiness is a spending the morning weeding the "yarden" and getting some dirt therapy. We harvested strawberries today and found some green tomatoes. The raspberries are huge and will be ready for picking in about two weeks. I am so glad we decided to join the #growfoodnotlawns movement! I'm pretty sure our neighbors did too! #feedthefamily #suburbancountrylife #semiselfsubstainable #shareyourharvest #organicgardening #dirttherapy
I didn't want to but I powered through a short (3 mile) run in the 102* heat. Sweaty but so worth it! I have a sprint triathlon race in 3 days! It's going to be my first all-women's triathlon! Wish me luck! #momof4 #90smusic #empoweringwomen #triteamlc #makegoals #runnermom #allwayssmile #lifeistooshorttobeinside #hotoutside #metime #triathlon #valleygirltriathlonTime in the garden today has resulted in harvest! Zucchini the size of boats, cucumbers, peppers, a full herb garden ready for picking and Red Tomatoes! The spaghetti squash is growing too! #urbanhomesteader #growfoodnotlawns #foodforall #veggies #organic #nopesticides #veggiestandopeningsoon
10th in my age group at today's triathlon! That equates to top 20%. Not too shabby for my first non-wetsuit legal open-water swim race! #triteamlc #empoweringwomen #itsreallyhotoutside #triathlon
12 miles at sunrise this morning! #triteamlc #marathontraining #motherrunner #runner #empoweringwomen #busypeoplegetitdone #24hoursineveryday #success #inspireothers #keepmovingforward #sunrise #lovewhereyoutrainThink Positive! It goes along way!All 28 of my tomato bushes are COVERED! It is a plentiful year! #growfoodnotlawns #feedtheneighbors #organic #pesticidefree #greenthumb #betterstartcanningIt is so smokey here! I need to go for a run but the smoke is awful!I love sharing our garden bounty with our neighbors! Who knew just planting a few more plants would make so may people happy! #tomatos #growfoodnotlawns #homegrown #biggerthanme #smilestoall
The morning at sunrise is worth not pressing snooze! 7 mile run this morning with this view!Viewing the Eclipse today at 95% coverage! So excited!Canned Food never looked so good!
Spaghetti Sauce, tomatoes, pickles and Candied jalapeÃ±os. #garden #planningforthefuture #freshveggies #yum #growfoodnotlawns #canning #urbanhomesteader #justlikegrandma #passeddownthroughgenergations
#deliciousdailymomentThe sunrise was amazing this morning! The whole sky was glowing! It made my 17 mile run a little more bearable. But, on the plus side, my training must be working because I didn't cramp up at all! 6 weeks until my Marathon! #triteamlc #marathontraining #runner #sunrise #makegoals #same24hoursaseveryone #fititin #itsimportanttome #inspiringothers #keepmovingforwardAnd to think I almost didn't even go for a run! Beautiful Colors in the Pacific Northwest! No filters! I needed this today!June 3rd!!! Bring it on! I am so excited!27 weeks!!! Make big goals...Achieve them! #nonweightgoal #gothedistance26 Weeks until my Ironman 70.3 in Victoria! #dreambig #makescarygoalsToday, I am implementing the "U Rock" award at my workplace. A way that we can improve inter-office Moral! I'm really excited to add a positive vibe into the office. Each week during our staff meeting, the week before's recipient gives it to a fellow employee, and states why. 38 miles to go until I have reached my 2017 goal of 1000 running miles! Any guesses of when I will cross that mark?has completed 1000 running miles in 2017!1000 running miles in 2017 is DONE!!!!
Check out my full 2017 journey at my SP blog(I would post it here but it is Long and has lots of pictures!):
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g_id=6442090Merry Christmas!Be Happy!Motivational Monday!This pretty much sums up my life with 4 kids, working full time, and training for a half ironman! Life is busy!Everyday you have thousands of choices to live your life...1st Place finish in my Age group at my Sprint Triathlon today!#mondaymotivationTuesday's happy little reminder!Make today amazing! Be grateful = happiness!I finished a Half Ironman this weekend in Victoria Canada! 70.3 miles over Swim, Bike and Run! Today's Mantra!So this happened yesterday!2nd place in my Sprint Triathlon! March 2015I completed a Spartan Race!My Before SP Picture...1 month before SP (Spring 2007)Valentine's day 2009; 2 years on SP, one year maintainingJust Me!My Family!Me on June 1st 2008 (1year with SP)My Babies!Me and my Boys (right before I started SP)