Monthly Archives: April 2014

DIY Superhero Style- Customize Your Action Figures

The boys have created their own version of a dynamic duo- Liam Lightning and Kellen Thunder.  Liam Lightning can shoot lightning from his eyes and fingertips.  Kellen Thunder makes thunderclaps and has orange heat vision.  They both drive airplanes- Liam’s … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Be in the City You Love, Love the One You’re In- Phoenix, Part 1

When I moved from Colorado to Arizona seven years ago, I was despondent about leaving the mountains I loved so dearly.  If you have spent any time in the Rocky Mountains, you know it is a magical place.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Elite Athletes, Underwater Burps, and Peeing in Front of Strangers- The REAL Tri Story

Ok, I already wrote the feel good, Rocky-style version of the triathlon.  Now, on to the gory details. The triathlon was more of an elite event than any other race I have done.  My chiropractor was inquiring about attempting a … Continue reading

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Tri-umph Over Your Fears

“Be Brave.” I asked my four year old, Liam, what I should do if I got scared while swimming at my first open water triathlon.  He responded with these two words. I wrote about my practice swim, and being overcome … Continue reading

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Tri and Fail? Help Me Pink Nails- You’re My Only Hope

When the shit goes down, pink nails are not going to save your ass. I picked up my rental wetsuit today, and headed to the lake for a practice open water swim before Sunday’s triathlon. Last evening, I painted my … Continue reading

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March to Your Own Drummer

Kellen has always had great rhythm.  He started clapping his hands before he could even sit up on his own.  So I was not surprised that he asked for a drum party for his third birthday. My in-laws and I … Continue reading

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The Body of an Athlete

I analyzed the minuscule piece of neoprene with marked skepticism.  I knew wet suits were supposed to stretch, but this suit looked as if it would cover a single arm. “Are you sure this is the right size, Woody?”  Having … Continue reading

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