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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: “Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You! Nightmares On Ironman Street”

Published on September 30, 2011 By T-Rex

As the weeks tick by and the new Fall Season shows it’s colors, I feel like a heavy magnet being pulled strongly towards an big Iron door.  Just eight weeks from my Ironman Arizona race day (but who’s counting?) and my body is on the verge of being in the best shape of my entire [...]

Excouch Potato Turn Iron(Wo)Man: Sweet Athletic Dreams Are Made Of Zzzzzzz’s

Published on June 9, 2011 By T-Rex

This last rainy weekend really put a soggy damper on my Ironman training agenda when it kept me from my long 75mile ride on Saturday afternoon. Instead of joyfully spinning out my legs and lungs in the fresh air, I dusted off my indoor bike trainer and pulled out some training DVDs then rode virtual [...]

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 [...]

Excouch Potato Turn Iron (Wo)Man: Building my Base One Brick at a Time

Published on April 19, 2011 By T-Rex

In the sport of ultra distance Ironman Triathlons it is said that most athletes take a good five years of ultra racing experience to reach their potential. Since 2003 when I rolled off the couch with my extra 55lbs of fluff I have slowly worked my way through many a triathlon race. Some were huge [...]

ExCouch Potato Turns Iron (Wo)Man: The Journey Begins

Published on April 6, 2011 By T-Rex

34 weeks and counting… It’s time. This ExCouch Potato has officially started her IronMan journey. I know this because even though I have yet to formulate my fancy dancing custom per iodized training program, I ran a rainy muddy trail race this weekend for fun and upon catching sight of the red M DOT tattoo [...]