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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 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 Turn Iron(Wo)Man: Open Your Eyes To Everyday Inspiration

Published on May 11, 2011 By T-Rex

6 weeks into our journey together, you are probably getting a sense that I don’t take life too seriously. Yes, I am an average Jane excouchpotato who happens to be training for the toughest 140.6 mile race of her life, but my motto is “if it ain’t fun then I’m not going.” However, I don’t [...]

Excouch Potato Turn Iron (Wo)Man: Silly Kids… Toys Are For Triathletes

Published on May 4, 2011 By T-Rex

This last weekend I went on a field trip up at Lake San Antonio with my Central Coast Triathlon Club at the Wildflower Triathlon Festival. Over the two action packed days, I witnessed over 5,000 athletes of all ages and levels compete in many multisport events! Some competed in the Mountain Bike Sprint distance (.25mile [...]

Excouch Potato Turns Iron (Wo)Man: Embracing My Not-So-Skinny Genes

Published on April 27, 2011 By T-Rex

In my years of transforming from a size 16 couch potato to a size 6 endurance athlete & coach, I have read more than a hundred books and studied more than a thousand ways to train for maximum athletic performance. As well, I’ve coached hundreds of unique clients toward their weight loss, fitness and multisport [...]

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 [...]