Just over 2 weeks…


and I will be trying  not to die while competing in the Gold Nugget Triathlon.  Ok, competing might be a stretch, because there is no chance I will be anywhere in the realm of competitive.  But I am going to be a finisher.

That is my goal.


For the last several months I have been preparing for May 15.

It started last summer when I began “running”.  Painful, slow, awkward running.

Then I began to swim.  Painful, slow, awkward swimming

And in February, I got a new bike, and I have been biking.  Painful, slow, awkward biking.

So, in just over 2 weeks, I will swim 500 yards, bike 13 miles  and run 5K.

Painfully, slowly, awkwardly

I will finish.

and I can hardly wait.


About Sandie

A little background: A mother of 3, two boys and a girl. Married young to a good man. No longer young, but he is still a good man. Grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, lived several years in small town Alaska, spent a couple years in the city of Madison, currently residing not too far from down town Anchorage. Drink a crazy amount of coffee. Fiercely loyal to my friends. Truly rabid in my defense of family. Beyond thankful that my God loves me enough to allow me to doubt and question.

2 responses »

  1. That is so awesome, Sandie!! GO GO GO!! I have several friends who have done the GN the last couple years….they all have said it was a wonderful experience.

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