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  • My latest read as I'm still not training and working on recovering I'm pouring through some great books this summer.  I've been a fan of Ironman long before I ever considered training for triathlon.  I've always loved watching Mike Reilly announce finishers across the line realizing he keeps the crowd going for 17 hours and seems to know all the runners- it's all really amazing.  His voice announcing you are an Ironman gives me goosebumps.  This book doesn't disappoint. While it does give you a behind the scenes look at announcing its true to Mike Reilly that it focuses on the stories of the racers.  Many heartfelt stories that will stick with me and inspire me as I work to overcome my challenges.  I also had my mind blown about "the club" 5 individuals who completed every Ironman race one who has completed over 248 of them.  Just wow.  I highly recommend this book and enjoyed hearing the man himself read it. ❤️
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#bookshelf #summerreading #ironman #mikereilly #findingmyvoice  #womenfortri #swimbikerun #triathlete #inspired
  • 2nd lupus flare of the summer.  Rash not going anywhere joints swollen and painful, fatigue set in.  It was a rough night and exhausting day. Starting another round of prednisone which sucks. So here I am smiling -  covered in sunscreen and wearing the biggest hat I have out walking with Ethan and the pups. Things can always be worse.
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#lupusflare #lupus #lupusawareness #lupusrash #noswimbikeorrunningtoday #womenfortri #teamrundisney #teammakeyourmark
  • Chilling in my jammies with this little cutie happily having a bone. I'm covered in hives for some unknown reason but on the upside my elbow is just slightly fractured with fluid on either side of the bone.  Will need some pt but no cast and can swim and run and bike on my trainer if it doesn't hurt too much.  Yesterdays run was definitely uncomfortable but not unbearable.  I can't bend my arm a certain way or straighten it totally so I'll just take it slow. No yoga or weight bearing exercises. .
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#couldvebeenworse #allergictolife #womenfortri #trilife #lupus #swimbikerun #chiweenie #dogsofinstagram #comebacks #nomoresetbacks #teamrundisney #dopey2020
  • I'm smiling but that was a tough run.  My last run was way back in April right before suffering a lupus flare that lasted over a month then I was feeling better got out on my 🚲 on the 22nd of May for my birthday and experienced a slow crash when I failed to clip out injuring my left elbow.  My arm still not 100% I get to see an elbow shoulder specialist tomorrow but I thought my arm is hurt not my legs and Ironman Boulder is on Fb watch so at least run a 5k.  We'll that run was very uncomfortable for my arm, painfully slow and my hr which I was trying to keep in zone 2 had other ideas.  Ugh setbacks suck.  Looking at you Rock n roll Philly!  13 weeks!
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#smilingthroughthepain #lupus #lupusflare #lupuswarriors #teammakeyourmark #teamrundisney #dopey2020 #rockandrollphiladelphia #womenfortri #comebacks
  • Back for another treatment.  My flare seems to be behind me for the most part.  Now I need my arm to heal from my bike crash!  So ready to get back to training regularly again.
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#benlysta #lupus #lupusawareness #teammakeyourmark #teamrundisney #dopey2020 #womenfortri #trilife #triathleteinthemaking #clippinginishard #swimbikerun #triathlete #womensrunning
  • So proud of Ethan!  Some family shots at graduation!  #proudfamily #collegegraduate #collegeisover #letscelebrate #graduationday🎓

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