Category Archives: sports

Flashback Friday: The Kentucky Blues

I didn’t intend for Flashback Friday to become a weekly thing, but it’s a fun, easy post. Today I have an actual story about my former life from four years ago — the last week of March 2009 to be … Continue reading

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Two steps forward … or not at all

As a sportswriter, I often had to write about athletes getting injured and their recoveries. Injuries to the legs, knees, ankles and feet usually were the worst, because of their significance in everyday movement (at least for those of us … Continue reading

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Living the f*ck out of fall

If you even half pay attention to sports, you know football in its various forms is in full swing now, which means if I were still at my old sportswriting job, I’d be more than a month into that part … Continue reading

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Bona fide

My fear in advance of my first Olympic triathlon was never that I wouldn’t finish. I would find a way to will myself to that finish line. My fear was that I still would be in over my head. Like … Continue reading

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Redefining hard and impossible

The big, bad triathlon I’ve been training for for the past 12 weeks is upon me. Tomorrow I pick up the race packet. Friday I rest. Saturday I race. Training has been both rewarding and disarming. I have done things … Continue reading

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Push it

I did something so out of character for me this morning. I got up at 5 a.m. in order to make a triathlon training session. There previously were only two things that could get me out of bed so far … Continue reading

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Don’t tri so hard

Oh, hello again weekend. It seems like you were just here. I’d say that is a good thing, but it really means I’ve discovered a new level of busy at my new job. Which I suppose IS a good thing. … Continue reading

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Beyond surviving

Every time I really start getting into my triathlon training, I mean really get into it, I get this sort of athlete’s high that makes me think, ‘I love triathlons with my whole heart! I should try a little harder … Continue reading

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Bruises

I’m training for a Memorial Day sprint triathlon. Assuming all goes well, this would be my fourth tri, so I feel like I should be an old hand at this. ‘Should’ is the operative word here. I’m mostly running this … Continue reading

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Weekend warrior

As evidenced in my last post, I was already aware how a change in jobs would require me making certain adjustments. What I did not expect was not being able to handle a normal, Saturday+Sunday weekend. Oh, I know now. … Continue reading

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