Trek Women
March 30, 2009


Definition of INACTIVITY - Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; lack of energy; sluggishness.

2640_64165748535_774583535_1557444_2562959_n Ok, so I have been feeling the repercussions of my inactivity.  Why?  Because I'm busy as all hell and my kids are sick so as a result I have been inactive.  Fiona had strep throat last week so she was out for three days, then I rehearsed for 4 days for a show I'm directing in New Mexico this week, then Seamus had a thick green mucus coming out of his nose which translates into "he can't go to the gym nursery", then I went to NYC for my friend's memorial, then Liam got strep throat and the list goes on.  I'm not complaining, I'm just pointing out that inactivity is just another way of enjoying life.  A lot of fun without the sweat. 

So I've only worked out 2 to 3 times a week for the past 2 weeks BUT I've been a great mom and a good friend and that has got to count for something, right?  But I can't help but think about the 2 (yes 2) Olympic triathlons that I've already signed up for this year.  Why Olympic?  I don't know.  Maybe because I figured I'd never be in the Olympics so this would be the one time that I would be doing something Olympic-like...not quite sure what I was smoking when I signed up.  Maybe I just want to suffer.  Maybe I just want to let my fat jiggle for several miles longer than usual....hmmm

Speaking of fat, I noticed that there was a special category for big girls!  I never knew that.  Even though I have gained 20 pounds and clearly fit in the big girl category there was no way in hell I was signing up for it.  If I did I might as well wear a sign saying "I'm one of the big girls, look at me!"  Believe me, people will already know that after looking at me.  Nothing wrong with being bigger but why the hell do we need to telegraph it? 

So once again I have to figure out how to shed those 20 pounds.  Guess I'm back to having my jaw wired.  I have no problem with it, it's just the Loveman that it bothers.  

March 25, 2009


So here's a kid I really admire.  He's 8 years old and has been growing his hair as long as I can remember.  He's been made fun of for as long as I can remember.  He's been called a girl as long as I can remember.  Inevitability, every soccer  game, when the opposing team walked on the field, one kid would shout, "I can't believe you have a girl as a goal keeper."  He would just shrug his shoulders and laugh. 

Liam2 When people called him names he would say "It's ok, I'm used to it by now."  He's never really cared what other people think of him and that's an extremely rare quality in a kid his age. 

With all that being said he decided about a year ago that when he cut his hair he would donate it to Locks of Love.  At seven years old he had no idea what locks of love was but he thought it would be a really cool idea after I told him what the organization was all about.  He new people with cancer, kids that had lost their hair Liamhair and felt like he could handle his part of the equation.

He grew his hair really long to the point that I was brushing dreadlocks out of it every other day.  We waited for it to get to the perfect required length and then called in the barber.  He had fun with the whole experience and it all makes sense because he is a really fun kid!

He's my son Liam and I love him.

March 20, 2009



UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!  Trek has started their own Trek Women's Triathlon Series.   The Trek Woman Triathlon Series promises to be spectacular and based on the locations and the name behind it, I KNOW its going to  be the best sprint tri series ever! 

These tri are being led by the one and only Sally Edwards.  A world-class and professional athlete, best-selling author, and inspirational speaker, Sally is the CEO of Heart Zones, USA, a training, education, programming, and coaching company. She is the CIO, Chief Inspirational Officer of the Trek Women's Triathlon Series.  Sally has volunteered to finish last in each of the 8 races in 2009 so that no other woman has joke.

Check out the these date and get there!  Don't you think its time you tried a tri?

• May 17, 2009--Austin, TX
• June 14, 2009--Southern CA
• June 21, 2009--New York METRO
• July 5, 2009--Seattle, WA
• July 12, 2009--Pleasant Prairie, WI
• August 9, 2009--Mount Snow, VT
• Sept. 6, 2009--Orlando, FL

March 17, 2009



March 14, 2009


I spent the last week working in Hawaii and about 2 hours before heading back home to see my family I received a devastating call that my dear friend Wendy (see January 27th blog) had died.  Is was a total shock as I had visited her 5 weeks prior. We had spoken and emailed back and forth within the past 7 days. 

She was home for the week spending time with her family between chemo treatments and her brain hemorrhaged.   She passed away the next day. 

Wendy was 40 years old and truly one of the kindest sweetest people known to mankind.  She will be missed dearly and I know in my heart that she has moved on to a better kinder world.  I know this because she was a believer in the goodness of life and all that it offered.  She will always live on and through her three amazing children. 

I'll never know why something so horrendous can happen to one person but all I can do is try to continue living my life in a way that would put a smile on her face.  I'm sure she is watching over me.  :)

March 12, 2009


After freezing cold weather and not being able to ride for a few weeks we finally had a day that was sunny and seventy.  Yes that’s what I said, sunny and seventy.

It was a brilliant day and the Loveman and I started our day by deciding who was going to get to go riding.   He was up first for the local Harford Velo Club ride and the minute he walked in the door I was ready to ride. 

I had already laid out my helmet, shoes and sunglasses and they were waiting by the door.  My purple argyle outfit was already picked out and sitting on my bed.  I quickly dressed and out the door I went.  I just started to ride and ride and ride.  I had no agenda, no time frame, and no route…. I just wanted to ride, plain and simple. 

The ride was glorious.  It wasn’t too windy or too hot but everything was just right.  I even ran into some friends along the way who were carrying a box of fabulous chocolates in their jersey pocket.  The chocolates were much better than any energy bar.  A savored every bite and off I went. 

As I rode through my hood my mind wandered as I thought about all the wonderful riding ahead of me in the spring and all the riding buddies that I would be able to reconnect with after months of hibernation.

Finally I was in my glory and loving it. 

March 8, 2009



Just plain ticked off.  Call it what you will but I have been slightly bummed lately since I found out that I will not be going to Australia.  Remember the Best Job in the World in the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef?  Well I didn't get the gig and that sucks. 

I'm the type of person that sets my mind on the prize and jumps in feet first.  No questions asked.  Never looking back.  I truly believed this job was mine and now it's not and never will be.  Bummer.  So that's where my head has been the last week. 

I've seen the finalists and they weren't that funny but that's how it goes.  I know it had nothing to do with me or my talent.  Believe me, I have been down this road many times and you just have to take it in and then move on.  

So that's where I am.  The weather is supposed to be really warm tomorrow so I am looking forward to a nice long ride to clear my mind. 

March 2, 2009


This year for my weekend away with my grade school gal pals we chose Nashville, Tennessee.  Why?  Probably because it was cheap and easy to get to for all of us.  But for a place that's cheap and easy it sure was a good time. 

I thought about checking out a local Trek dealer and taking a ride one day but all the cards were stacked against me.  The weather was cold and rainy and there was no way the girls would allow me to do anything but eat, drink and do the 2-step.

I succumbed to peer pressure and ended up doing everything that I could possibly think of that was bad for me.  Isn't that what girl weekends are for anyway?

This week it's back to the grindstone.  Time for lots of exercise and healthy eating (if I can remember what that is) and I'm actually looking forward to it.  Hee-haw!