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ExCouch Potato Turns UltraWoman: “Building A Foundation One Slice At A Time”

Published on March 7, 2012 By T-Rex

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong WHOLE body in [...]

ExCouch Potato Turns Ironwoman: Breaking Hearts… But Whose?

Published on February 8, 2012 By T-Rex

“Don’t you know that breaking up is hard to do…..now I know, I know that it’s true!” With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have to confess that is my current theme song… for my relationship with my couch, that is. Since I’m in confession mode, I may as well spill the whole bag of [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: The Ironman Tattoo!

Published on December 30, 2011 By T-Rex

Nov 20, 2011 I swam, biked then ran 140.6 Miles non-stop in 14hours and 17 minutes and became an IRONMAN
Two Weeks later on December 3rd I ran a trail ultra 34miles nonstop up 5,000 feet of mountain at the SF North Face Challenge
12 days later on December 15th I had a hysterectomy.
15 days later (today) I got my hard earned ULTRAWOMAN Tattoo in the Ironman font & with the letter M as the MDot Ironman logo!

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Published on October 28, 2011 By T-Rex

Over the last 5 months of Iron(wo)man training I have really gotten to know myself better during the heavily endorphin-flooded conversations with myself. I’ve battled some inner demons, resolved many work and family issues, and been deeply inspired digging deep into my blood pumping heart. Monday, while stroking through the longest swim of my life (5000 meters! YES that’s 100 laps!),

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: “Slipping Into The Twilight Zone”

Published on September 15, 2011 By T-Rex

Wikipedia says “The Twilight Zone” is an American television show created by Rod Serling where each episode was a mixture of self-contained drama,  psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense or horror often concluding with an unexpected twist . Yep, sounds like Ironman training to me alright. At least that is how and why I dropped [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: Happy New Year to Me!

Published on August 1, 2011 By T-Rex

  Samantha Pruitt On August 2nd this lucky Leo girl turns 42 years old and my new year begins. I’ve never have been defined by my age number nor afraid of its increasing annual tick tock. However, I have many friends who feel very differently about that clock. In fact they dread it. My fellow [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(wo)man: “Let Freedom Ring and Women Sing”

Published on July 7, 2011 By T-Rex

In-between swimming 2.5 miles, riding my bike 65 miles, trail running for four hours, grocery shopping, cooking meals, doing laundry, cleaning my toilets, paying bills, catching up on computer work and spending time with family & friends this last 4th Of July Independence Day weekend I got to thinking about how liberating it is now [...]

Excouch Potato Turn Iron(Wo)man: “Match Maker-Match Maker, Send Me A Match”

Published on June 17, 2011 By T-Rex

How about the idea of a ‘Match.com’ for life mentors instead of just hot dates? Silly? No, because there is so much to be said about having experience and being willing to share that wisdom with others. Many times throughout my life I have been blessed to have mentors at work, in friendship and in [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron (Wo)Man: If You Wanna Love Someone, Love The One You’re With

Published on June 2, 2011 By T-Rex

What a week! I am fully hammered sitting here with my compression socks on & legs up, typing away on my boat anchor Del laptop that will graciously be retiring this week. Mr. Vostro 1500 has served me well but the love affair is finally over and I am trading up for a sexy Mac [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(Wo)man: Calories In, Calories Out, Repeat…

Published on May 25, 2011 By T-Rex

Rachael Ray would be proud. I have started to become somewhat of an endurance foodie. I have to you see, in order to keep from getting bored, sick or bonking while cranking out these 16 and building hours of training each week. I am more than ever becoming creative about what I eat and drink [...]