Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i hate blogging

First, I really hate blogging. I am inspired to do this by two very good friends that have amazing blogs. You should follow them too. and One of them inspires me to run, bike, and swim. The other one inspires me to cook for myself (and occasionally feeds me her delicious creations.)

Why do I hate blogging? Mostly because I don't think I have anything interesting to say and until recently I didn't really have anything passionate to write about. I also think that this will be the 5 millionth blog out there about someone trying to become an Ironman and I wanted to do something more unique. I am also a pretty private person. I really don't like a lot of information about myself out there online, but I guess in the long run I am writing this for me and not other people. I kick myself now for not starting this blog 3 months ago when I started training for the Tinman. Hind site is 20/20 and my next entry will be the day I complete the Tinman Olympic triathlon on July 31, 2011.

How did I get here? I love running. I have completed 2 Honolulu marathons and various other races. I didn't do great, but I finished and have gotten better in the few years I have been running. However, I get bored super easily. After this marathon I was bored. I knew I wanted to do something different, and was always curious about triathlons. Problem: I had no idea where to start. Around February I got a bike and got into a pool for the first time since I was a kid. I realized what a horrible swimmer I am, but not so bad on the bike.

I signed up for my first sprint triathlon and completed it basically training on my own.

SPRINT TRI IND Place -129 F30-34 Age Group -10 Swim -25:20 T1-3:02 Bike-46:55 T2-1:43 Run- 28:05 Time- 1:45:04

After this race, I was hooked and decided to sign up for a training program from Boca Hawaii for the Tinman. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. More on the Tinman in the next post.

The reason I started this blog today is because I just signed up for my next race which is a half Ironman.

CONGRATULATIONS Your registration is complete!
Event Name: 2012 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii
Date & Time: June 02, 2012 07:00 AM
Location: The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii on the Kohala Coast

And the journey begins....


  1. Deanna, how exciting! You failed to mention your blog with Bagheera, does that mean nothing to you?! LOL. You are a brave woman for taking this journey and I'll be following your progress in awe :)

  2. You are right, I forgot about my amazing ability to blog with cats.... I think i forgot that on purpose. I can't wait for this journey and for all the delicious meals I will get on the way :-)

  3. Yay! So exciting, maybe you will inspire me to blog more! Can't wait to follow your journey!

  4. nice! I am trying to find the earlier blogs but this only goes back to July.

  5. Not here, look at my dailymile account. Aren't you on there?

  6. yes but I don't know my account "grin"