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Forging Ahead

What I don't know about dressage and triathlon training

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:48:01 +0000


And now it’s 2018forgingahead

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:47:32 +0000

How disconcerting to find that a year has gone by since my last post. Let’s see if I can recap 2017 in a concise way… I did in fact successfully swim my way through the year! The Masters program and Coach Mohammad at the YMCA are awesome and I love my little team who I […]

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Baby Steps forgingahead

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:01:57 +0000

My 2017 promise to myself was to find a workout that (a) fits in with my chaotic work schedule and (b) allows me to go hard without further damaging my tibia stress fracture and (c) includes a group of nice and supportive people who would come to expect my presence. I know I show up […]

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Italy July 12-21 2016forgingahead

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:35:48 +0000

Tuesday July 12th – Siena Discovered our hands down favorite restaurant in all of Itay Grotta di Santa Caterina. Also known as Bagoga, the nickname of owner Pierino Fagnini who was a jockey in the famous Siena Palio horse race. Fabulous food, great service, friendly and comfortable. And lots of horsey art and riding helmets from all […]

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Italy July 6-11 2016forgingahead

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:32:16 +0000

So hot. Day 6 was spent avoiding heat exhaustion. I did finally have a spritz cocktail and am now officially a fan.  Day 7 we discovered the second floor of Mercato Centrale! A gourmet food court with nice service friendly staff and fabulous food. Plus places to sit and decent AC. We did have a […]

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Italy July 1-5 2016forgingahead

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:11:45 +0000

Arriving in Venice via boat – feeling like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in The Tourist: Thank goodness for Google maps making navigation of the winding streets of Venice possible.  We played tourist at Piazza San Marco, explored the Peggy Guggenheim museum and window shopped. We had a lovely dinner one night at Anice Stellato, […]

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Another Yearforgingahead

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:35:54 +0000

I just looked back and it was nearly a year ago when I last posted. Oh my. I am still working around the stress fracture in my tibia. Saw a specialist last October who said these injuries do take a long time to heal and to just be careful. So I’m back to cycling, swimming, […]

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:49:41 +0000

After 3 months in the boot the people who are well paid to make such decisions told me to try walking without it. Even though the stress fracture was still – well – fractured. They couldn’t really articulate why this was a good idea except to say I had been in the boot long enough. […]

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:06:53 +0000

Seven weeks into wearing a walking boot for my fractured shin bone I am not yet healed. So four more weeks have been dictated. The good news is they say I can swim. And they changed their minds about having to use crutches – thank goodness because the 3 days I used them were hard. […]

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Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:31:11 +0000

I’m starting the year with a six week imposed rest from a stress fracture in my left tibia. So many plans to get back running biking and swimming will have to wait. Bert took me to the top of Twin Peaks on New Year’s day on his motorcycle so we could enjoy the view. Wishing […]

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:56:48 +0000

Greetings from sunny Santa Barbara. Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season and a fabulous new year!

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