I have been seeing serious athletes riding their bicycles all week in front of my house as they prepare for the triathlon on Saturday April 6th.  I live on the west end of Galveston Island on the direct route of the Memorial Hermann Ironman triathlon.  These athletes have been steadily training and it has really brought to my attention how out of shape I am as I sit on my deck with my sweet tea watching them pedal by.  But, that is the joy that is Galveston.  If you want to take it easy you can.  If you are a serious athlete and feel the need to compete we have that too.  Beautiful views, warm sand and cool water; What more could you ask for?

When I looked up the details of the triathlon  I realized its actually  a 1.2 mile swim followed by a 56 mile bike race.   A race?  After swimming and then biking for 56 miles is it really a race or just a lets see who makes it kind of thing?  I’m not sure but what I am sure of is I’ll be on my deck for this one.  Happy Pedaling!


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Its drizzling a little here in Galveston but these bicyclers are undeterred.  I really have to give them credit for their level of fitness and determination.  Its also kinda serene watching them go by.

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Welcome to my blog. This is a place for my thoughts and ideas. Sometimes my thoughts are all over the place and at other times I can put them all neatly into their own category(not very often). I am a mother of 3 amazing children that always provide me plenty to write about,the wife of a very patient husband, a military veteran, an engineering student, and a writer. (Upon writing this I realize I do have a lot going on )

I love to write and I am full of ideas.  One day I will write a book, and not just any book it will be a bestselling novel and movie rights will be sold people. That’s right,  Movie Rights!

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I have made a decision.  I have always wanted to own land.  My own little piece of the world.  It has been a long journey for me and I have finally decided on Alaska.  I know, I know but before you say it think about this: Alaska is home to the Iditarod “The Last Great Race on Earth®”, is rich in gold and is America’s last frontier.  I have really been thinking about this and can’t really find a reason not to own land in Alaska. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I’m sure my land would have amazing views.  So now the hard part……Where in Alaska to buy land!



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