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Music Relief

In Triathlons on March 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM

One of my favorites, Ani DiFranco is in concert tonight in San Francisco… if only I could be there.


The Liebster Award

In Life, Triathlons on March 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

My Multi Personality graciously awarded me with the honor of the Liebster Award on March 24! Additionally, and surprisingly today, my new follower Tri Grandma Try left me a comment on my post: Oh Lord! Mid-Life Crisis passing the same award on to me. You can check the post so you can see I’m not making this up. The fact that I have received this twice in less than a week, makes me have to pass it on no later than today.

This is how the Liebster is described:

This award we’ve discovered is given to bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers. The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning ‘Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.’

When My Multi Personality sent this to me, I was very happy but at the same time troubled because I had to pass it on at a moment, which still prevails, when my writing has been in crisis… the thought of sitting down and having nothing interesting to say makes me fearful of the possibility of boring you to death. I mean, I can talk about anything, but is that anything interesting to you? Of value to you? Will it at least entertain you a bit? I don’t know.

However, to pass this along doesn’t necessarily mean I have to dig into my soul for some profound and interesting words, toss them in the air and make a sentence, or two, or three out of them. So here I am.

I am happy of this award especially because my Whole Foods Road Trip companion and team mate gave it to me “for being awesome in real life as well as in the virtual one”. Yeay for me! Now, here’s how it works:

  1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
  2. Post the award to your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value (It’s a great way to get to word out there about other blogs!!)
  4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have received this award.

The five that I chose for the honor are as follows:

Sweet & Tipsy: Because she’s an excellent friend, a great writer, an entrepreneur, a fellow Gemini and someone who has reinvented herself despite adversity, always carrying a huge and pearly white (excessively white) smile on her face. I sometimes wish I could see her more often just to get some of the rays of light that come out of her being. If you are in Miami, I suggest trying her cupcakes… they are not just any cupcakes. They are cupcakes with a twist!

Bear Runner: Because anyone who has “bear” + “runner” as part of their blog name deserves the award! Actually, the fact that this man lives in Canada, and trains for triathlons up there makes him deserve a much better and bigger award. Kudos to you, my virtual friend. You were one of my first… followers.

Rufus on the WebBecause I love dogs and I know the writer. Johnny and I worked in Dallas many moons ago, when I was younger and he much younger than I. His dog Rufus is for him what Socrates, my dog, is for me… life itself!

The Alternate Economy: Because it’s all about the idea of love… and who doesn’t like the idea of love? I’m not sure if this blog has less than 200 followers, though. But just in case, it’s a good blog reco.

Nancy Creative: I’m certain Nancy has more than 1,000 followers, but the food, smoothies, ideas, are great, and the photography is to die for… clean, uncluttered, crisp, breezy… Makes me want to eat everything on the blog.

Seniors Train for Their First Tri

In Bike, Run, Swim, Triathlons on March 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM

You might want to keep on eye on THIS group on July 28th!!! They are doing their first Sprint Triathlon.

What I love about this sport, apart from hosting an environment filled with people who will support and encourage you all the way, is that age is not a barrier. I hope I reach 70 and more racing my butt all the way.

Oh Lord! Mid-Life Crisis.

In Life, Swim, Triathlons on March 26, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Is THIS why I ventured into the world of triathlons??? If so… good! It’s much better than plastic surgery. Although it states that women resource to their femininity, and I’ve done quite the opposite.

I searched this topic after a conversation with a school friend last night about how he went through this and the paralyzing effects it had on him. How he couldn’t pin point what was going on, but he questioned himself on every level, even on a parenthood one. In some aspects it proved to be a disaster because he made precipitated decisions on delicate topics that cost him dearly. And only now he can look back and understand it all.

I have to agree that we get to a point where we stop and think “what the hell am I doing with my life?”, with the subsequent reactive question of “will I be able to at least impact the life of one living creature in a very extraordinary way?”

I’ve been feeling stagnate for a very long time, twirling inside the vortex of a hurricane of existential questions. The incessant talking of my mind driving me crazy for hours… Not only thinking of what to do, but also making up stories that have no real foundation, that can easily become the next Hollywood blockbuster. I now feel very compassionate for them screenwriters.

It looks like there’s hope! And with a stack of projects in my head, I try to weave out the ones I know for certain do not go with who I am, nor what I believe in, nor what I want to do or be. I have identified a couple of things that can work together hand in hand, thus making a difference in others’ lives… should I take action.

The beauty of it all is I just need to add some extra hours of preparation, while I can continue my regular life undisturbed. One imperative though, is the need to grow a pair of balls so I can finally do it. The downside is the unnecessary extra drag I will be producing with those things while swimming in a race!

To my friend, many thanks. Your input was an eye opener.

Bear with me, please.

In Triathlons on March 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Ok. So THIS has NOTHING to do with triathlons, but if the fact that I heard/saw it at Trijungle this morning is not a stretch, then it does.

It’s a beautiful rendition of Phoenix’ Lisztomania song, which I totally love, along with many other songs from their “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” album. On vocals, displaying a bad hair day, Thomas Mars, Sofia Coppola’s hubby, seems like a cutie to me.

Please watch both videos. However, I hope you agree with me, that the video of the kids is the best… Their beautiful voices and the way they are having fun singing along with their musical director/pianist who, by the way is not too bad to the eye either, will put a smile in your heart.

“My Multipersonlity” – A friend’s blog

In Bike, Life, Marathons and Half, Run, Swim, Triathlons on March 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

This is a friend and team mate’s blog which I think it’s awesome. She too focuses on endurance training. She has launched a “Multiviews’ series which consists of interviews to athletes of all types… if you would like to be a part of her series, send her your info!!! And if you don’t, at least follow her blog. She is a great, great writer.


Try not to Die

In Triathlons on March 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

One of our Alien Endurance team mates posted this video on our Facebook Group Page, and thought it was hilariously true. Click HERE.

P.S.: Sorry for not writing, that is if you have missed my postings, but life has been hectic with a tint of blues every once and a while. My inspiration is hiding some where. Aside from that, after reading another team mates’ blog, it’s so good I just rather read hers than write on mine.