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Triathlon Virgin No More!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

  I did it!!! May 14, 2011, I completed my first triathlon!!! The Portland Triathlon Club’s Mock-Tri at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington.The PTC puts this on every year to kick off the triathlon season and to give newbies like me a chance to put their training to the test, as well as their gear and organization.…

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Ride Around Clark County 2011

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | May 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

New swag from the RACC Had a tremendous ride today! Christine and I did the metric century (100 kilometer/66 mile) Ride Around Clark County (RACC). It’s an annual ride sponsored by the Vancouver Bicycle Club (VBC) and they offer 18, 36, 65, and 100 mile options. We chose the 65 because it only had a…

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Just Effin’ Work Out!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | May 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yikes, I missed a blog week! A lot to talk about today…I think I’ll go in reverse chronological order! Beginner’s/Novice’s Tri Clinic I attended a fantastic tri clinic put on by Athlete’s Lounge, sponsored by Ameritrade. It was hands-down, the best triathlon training I have had! The first evening was held at Athlete’s Lounge where…

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Rides and Races

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Somehow I missed a weekly posting…time is flying by! So what’s been going on? Champoeg-Salem Loop Ride Chicks on Bikes Rule!  The weekend before last I went on a wonderful 56 mile ride with Christine and two of her friends, Dan and Heather through Oregon farmland between Champoeg and Salem. The weather was great, no…

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Hot yoga, wet suits, and snow?

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I love yoga and I’ve heard a bunch of buzz about Hot Yoga for the past year but had never tried it. I’m always on the lookout for new workout options so when my daily email from Groupon featured Hot Bikram Yoga in my neighborhood I jumped on it. Tri partner, Christine, and I headed…

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I have a shoe problem…

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

My new Vibram Fivefinger shoes!   I have been told that the first step is to admit you have a problem…I have a shoe addiction! However, I will clarify that my two most recent shoe purchases were necessary rather than frivolous. I’ve been thinking about the swim portion of my triathlon, actually the entry and…

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I Think I Might be a Witch!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

  It’s been a good week…some recovery from the Shamrock Run, some training! Continuing to learn how to train, working on skills and form, and learning what equipment I need. I’m going to be heading to Fit Right NW this week for new running shoes. After the Shamrock Run I discovered two little blisters on…

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Shamrock Run 2011

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Along with 32,000 of our closest friends, high school girlfriends Patty May and Seriny Kunz joined me for the 2011 Shamrock Run in Portland, Oregon March 13. Despite being the morning after our first night of Girlfriends’ Weekend, daylight savings with an early wake-up, and drizzly rain, we had a ball! The three of us…

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Pump it Up….Maybe not so Much

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s been another cold recovery week, which surprised and dismayed me. The cold lingered longer than I ever expected. Will start my workout again tomorrow morning, a whole TWO WEEKS from my last one, and then I have the 15K Shamrock Run. I did manage to make it to the last Portland Triathlon Club meeting…

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Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – La Rochefoucauld I realize that not everyone can go cold turkey and go vegan overnight like I did! I was that compelled, and really didn’t like milk and eggs and hot dogs and things like that anyway, so it wasn’t a big…

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