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Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2013 by runmyssierun


Just TRI it

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2013 by runmyssierun

My stomach was in knots all day. It was my first day of official triathlon training with Coach Sandy Overly. I had a really big important lunch meeting that I think went pretty well but could hardly eat three forkfuls of food!!!

See, I’m just a regular ordinary girl. I don’t have the history of athletics that the rest of these people have. My self confidence is probably large enough to fit in the palm of a child’s hand. And that’s enough to blow my time… That and an injury and just finishing the Herothon half marathon just two days ago and being off my feet for a month was probably all it took. I blew it. I clocked an eleven minute mile.

I know I’m better than that. And even though I KNOW it’s not about time, it’s still disappointing that I felt I didn’t do my BEST. Now I HAVE to do better.

There’s no room in this journey for going at it half a$$ed. That’s not what they wanted for me.

That’s not the message I want to send out in their memory either.

I must try harder.


Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2013 by runmyssierun


Maiden voyage

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The fighter

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2013 by runmyssierun


Give em hell
Turn their heads
Gonna live life til we’re dead
Give me scars
Give me pain
Then they’ll say to me
Say to me
Say to me
There goes a fighter
There goes a fighter
Here comes a fighter

All Wally has to do now is put her peddles/clips on and fit me and I should be ready to roll!!!

When I walked in today to check in, I couldn’t believe she was really here. I even asked the guys at the shop to hold her so I could take this picture. I’m too scared, nervous, whatever to hold her!!!

I stupidly blurted out “It’s happening!! It’s really happening!”

And Wally calmly said “it happened”.

Here comes the fighter. Get ready. There’s no turning back now.

Never ever give up.

Beat up by a red ball

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 by runmyssierun


Doc gave me some exercises to do today for therapy. Gotta admit.. Part of me still thinks this was part of a conspiracy of pranksters. I mean really… How is a little innocent teency weighted red ball going to work me out?!?! Come on… I run marathons for heavens sake!

Yep! You guessed it! I got served.

That little red ball you see here made me wobble, fall and had all the other patients in the office scared outta their wits. One poor man actually stopped in his tracks and clearly did not think he could survive if he got any closer to me. I think he feared for his own life and the life of the therapists that were around me and that red ball.

My exercise was supposed to help improve the little muscles in my foot that controls much of the pain I endure during my runs. But I think the muscles that got worked out most were the abdominals of all around me (and myself) from laughing so hard at me!!! Trying to bounce that ball off a trampoline while standing on one leg was quite comical.

But in true “Myssie” form, I didn’t give up and completed the challenge! I looked like a flamingo taking a sobriety test…. But I did it!!! And better yet, there were no serious injuries to the other patients being served.

Thanks Doc! Both my feet extension increased to an impressive eleven!!! What does that mean??? I have no idea but I’m supposed to get to an even higher number. Coming from a negative 3 last time, Doc seemed pleased with my progress.

Something tells me this was all the work of Donny from way upstairs!!! Can you hear that giggle?

Boogie woogie woogie

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Body Rock!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2013 by runmyssierun


I got the text from Wally at #wallysbicycles that my #feltbikes custom frame came in today!!! He’s putting her all together and should be ready to ride on Wednesday!!! He asked me what I was going to name her. My reply…

“Mimi of course. She’s the reason I’m doing this.”

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