Monthly Archive: February 2008


Coeur d’Alene Bound

I’ve decided to do an Ironman. Ironman Coeur d’Alene on 6/22/08 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I signed up for the race in a vague haze of post pregnancy confusion – just a couple days after Kevin was born. Maybe I signed up because I was feeling, well…fat? Maybe I signed up because I didn’t want my life to solely revolve around our new baby. Maybe I signed up because of the enormity of the goal. Maybe I just want to be called a “supermom” by somebody. It might be a little bit of all that. But mostly, I’ve always wanted...


The Mile Smackdown

We’ve been talking about it for almost a year at track practice. Finally this weekend we all gathered to run the mile at a track meet. It was a beautiful sunny day (almost too warm) and “the usuals” met at the Los Gatos high school track where an open track meet was being held. For some this was their first official track meet. Others ran track in high school (a few years ago). I don’t think anyone was expecting the large number of people at the starting line. We had some troubles on the first lap getting out of the...