Monday, September 27, 2010

SNL with Katy Perry...

This really had me in tears I was laughing so hard! What a great come back from that insane Seseame Street boycott earlier in the week!

Friday, September 24, 2010

This is incredible...

This really took my breath away...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Banned because of Katy Perry's BOOBS

Parents flipped out about Katy's dress...or lack of it! So they had to pull the show. Of course 1.5 million people have watched it now on You Tube.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beware...I am venting here.

I guess I fired a few people up today talking about The Biggest Loser. I said that I felt everyone should or could run or walk a mile. I did not say it to make anyone mad but to say...hey a mile off the road there is some pretty cool stuff. If you can walk a mile you can get pretty far into an apple orchard, you can hike at the new Nature Y in Appleton, you can go explore the Reforestation Camp in Green Bay. There is so much to see and do in this life that has nothing to do with a couch, a car, or a sedentary life. It makes me sad to watch The Biggest Loser and hear people say things like I have not run a mile in 25 years, or my daughter got so sick because she didn't want to eat in fear of looking like me (her own mother!) It crushes me. If you want to be mad at me for wishing for people to get outside and enjoy a bit of the world...I think I will just let you be mad.

I never vent in my blogs but it has really made me feel thanks!

Mary Love
email me if you want to talk more about this...

Tina really the BEST!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Best Punishment EVER?!

What do you think of this punishment? His smile says a lot to me!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Too Much Attention...

Seriously, I have had way too much attention for doing an Ironman. Flowers, cards, cookies, posters, emails, texts, Facebook posts, and the hugs and cheers along the course. I am not saying I don't LOVE it...I just feel like I should have had a baby or died or something. There were so many people out there giving it their all on Sunday. I hope they all got the attention that I did!

I would say that I literally had the perfect day for my first Ironman. I enjoyed every second of 14:18 of my IM WI. The swim was crazy, and I got my ass handed to me! BUT I am proud of myself for keeping it together and not panicking. I am also proud of the fact that I didn't let it get me down. I knew that I could swim that distance much faster but on this particular day in this specific place that was not going to happen. I told my self...get over it and get over it now! I did...and running up the Helix was so incredbile with all those fans just screaming and yelling...

The bike was tough...long and super important! I knew that I had to be perfect on the bike...had to go slow enough to not kill myself, had to eat enough to be able to run, and to drink enough to not get dehydrated (and it was hotter than it felt!)I got stung by a bee at mile 100...and that felt insulting! The last 12 miles were brutal back into Madison...and I couldn't wait to start running.

The was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced! Running through Madison with thousands of people screaming was so much fun! I felt pretty good right away so I knew I had done a great job on the bike. SO, I just sat back...ran and had some fun! I just couldn't wait to get to mile 18...because I had never run that far before. Every mile after that felt like a huge accomplishment! I am not sure my feet hit the ground the last mile up to the Capitol. I was just floating...with a HUGE smile on my face. I was NOT ready to stop! I could have gone farther...

What I know about Ironman is that I can now do anything I set my mind on! And so can my kids, and any one who dedicates themselves to what they love.

Find something you love...and go for it! Why not!? You might have a "State Street" Moment and your feet might not hit the ground!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Is this considered modest?

Bristol slammed the outfits on Dancing with the Stars and said she would only wear modest outfits...hmmm?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Sweet Article in the Paper...

This brought tears to my eyes! This was such a nice article by Gloria West about me doing Ironman. I feel so overwhelmed by the amazing people in this community who have encouraged me over the last few years. I really feel lucky to have fallen into this world of IRONMAN! It has really changed my life.

Click here for the article.

Thank you so much everyone for your well wishes. It really means a LOT to me!