Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Next Step

Onward and upward. I'm flying to Houston to find a home. Well, the four-walled variety anyway. Considering home is where the heart is, I have many homes.

But my next step, finishing residency, getting a "real job", moving, paying off "this debt", is right around the corner. I am excited, but I think I'm actually getting a bit grounded. Good decisions. I make better ones every day. As an Iron example, I bought trail mix for the flight (usually it's my license to eat chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate), not as a sacrifice, but as a choice that brings me closer to the Ironman finish. And of course, that is the goal :)

More on goals later...
Gotta fly...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or minor self indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

— Ayn Rand
Novelist and Philosopher

As I think about today’s quote I realize that “minor self indulgence” is the same as immediate gratification. It is the long haul and long term success that makes us whole.

Today (well, yesterday, since it’s after midnight) I had a great workout FINALLY! Saturday and Sunday I could barely hold my heart rate at or above 110 but today I lifted and biked for 45 minutes at 130ish. I’m following Joe Friel’s strength program & focusing on the bike for the next few weeks with a smattering of running and swimming. Still a ways to go with planning, but it’s a start. Have a great day :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Official- I am IronMoe

Today was my first Ironman Race! It was the Florida 70.3, which is, of course, a half ironman. But to me it is a huge victory and marks the beginning of a new life. Greg and I trained for multiple marathons, half marathons, a Goofy Challenge and a half Ironman, while exorcising some personal demons (or continuing to, in my case!) and during our emergency medicine residency. It has brought us closer as a couple, and has helped us believe in our ability to plan and achieve great things. I am many things, among those a wife, a daughter, a doctor, oh and I am a triathlete.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


The official blog is now

I might start to double post - I miss the other blogs I follow here and don't see them as much when I'm on wordpress. Here's today's:

Breaking through

Posted on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

“In the advancement of consciousness there is a struggle with reason that culminates in a rational impasse — in such moments you either back down or break through.”

— James Arthur Ray

Tomorrow is my first half ironman. My goals are to finish officially (with an official time) and have a great time. I will use my day to become a better person, attempt to exorcise my demons while I exercise my legs!