Getting Closer…..

Getting Closer…..

I'm still smiling!Watching the livestream of yesterday’s Ironman in Boulder was a great reminder of why I’m taking on this monumental challenge. I couldn’t stop watching athletes of every shape, gender, size and age cross the finish line with arms raised and smiling ear to ear.

At the same time it was extremely eye-opening to realize these competitors accomplished in one day what I’m completing during a strenuous…

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Arizona athletes Boulder Ironman training

Roger Waters description of how ‘The Wall’ was created #pinkfloyd (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)

Roger Waters description of how ‘The Wall’ was created #pinkfloyd (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)

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Happy Anniversary to the most amazing person I know! From  amazing travels around the globe, highlighted by our engagement in Prague to yoga classes, TRI training and free-spirited wanderlust you inspire me every day!!! #luckyman (at Athens, Greece)

Happy Anniversary to the most amazing person I know! From amazing travels around the globe, highlighted by our engagement in Prague to yoga classes, TRI training and free-spirited wanderlust you inspire me every day!!! #luckyman (at Athens, Greece)

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Who among us doesn’t have one of these hanging in the closet??? #gaga (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)

Who among us doesn’t have one of these hanging in the closet??? #gaga (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)

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Part of the Kent State Memorial (at Kent State University)

Part of the Kent State Memorial (at Kent State University)

We are pretty lucky to have this amazing place to train down the street! #colorado (at Garden of the Gods National Park)

We are pretty lucky to have this amazing place to train down the street! #colorado (at Garden of the Gods National Park)

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After an awesome day at #vegfest our post-run feast….quinoa with marinated portobellos, onion, yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, roasted tomatoes served over collared greens. And some vitamix magic - smoothies / fugdsicles from bananas, almond butter, dates, almond milk, cocoa powder, ice and some butterscotch chips! #vegansofig  (at Old Town Colorado Springs)

After an awesome day at #vegfest our post-run feast….quinoa with marinated portobellos, onion, yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, roasted tomatoes served over collared greens. And some vitamix magic - smoothies / fugdsicles from bananas, almond butter, dates, almond milk, cocoa powder, ice and some butterscotch chips! #vegansofig (at Old Town Colorado Springs)

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Carnism & the Matrix

Being a huge movie geek I’ve seen The Matrix at least 5 times. It’s a film I’ve always enjoyed although there are, admittedly, parts of it that still confuse me. With that being said, many of the common themes have resonated with me since the first time I saw it in 1999.

One of our books as part of the Main Street Vegan Academy was ‘Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows’ by Melanie Joy, PhD.…

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Try to see @fedupmovie and not tear through your kitchen right after - specifically looking for sugar, awesome documentary! (at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater)

Try to see @fedupmovie and not tear through your kitchen right after - specifically looking for sugar, awesome documentary! (at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater)