Carol's Thoughts

A COVID-19 Rant

The year is 2070. My grandchildren run up to me and sit on my lap. "Grandma, today in school we learned about The Year 2020. Do you remember it?" My eyes grow wide and I shed a single tear. For I have not been able to talk about the tragic events that took place 50… Continue reading A COVID-19 Rant


Los Angeles Marathon Race Report

Three days ago I ran the Los Angeles Marathon. This was my third standalone marathon and fourth marathon overall. My other marathons have included the Flying Pig twice and the run in Ironman Louisville. Back in November I ran the Malibu half marathon in a 1:43.02 which was a 9 minute drop from my previous… Continue reading Los Angeles Marathon Race Report

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What to wear cycling!

WOW. Another blog post!? So soon!? What can I say, the creative juices are flowing. If you're like me, then you might continuously struggle with what to wear cycling at a specific temperature. HOWEVER, I think I've finally mastered the art of dressing appropriately! The most important lesson I have learned about cycling clothing (and… Continue reading What to wear cycling!

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You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Trader Joe’s

I have had at least 3 different friends recently tell me that I start at least half of my stories with, "So I was at Trader Joe's..." They're not wrong though. I LOVE TRADER JOE'S. Back in Ohio, I used to think that Trader Joe's was a luxury that only the wealthy could afford due… Continue reading You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Trader Joe’s


2020 Race Report

Oh boy there are A LOT of races out here in California that I want to do in 2020. And guess who doesn’t have a lot of money!? THIS GUY! Here is my dream race calendar (subject to change and all tentative of course) March 8: LA Marathon. Why do I want to do this… Continue reading 2020 Race Report


Superfrog 70.3 Race Report

One Sunday I did my seventh half Ironman! It was Superfrog 70.3 in San Diego. The reason I ended up doing this race is because originally I had registered for Ironman Wisconsin (full Ironman) before I knew I would be moving to LA. Wisconsin took place the weekend before this past weekend, which was only… Continue reading Superfrog 70.3 Race Report


2019 Steelhead 70.3 Race Report

I did Steelhead 70.3 yesterday which is my second time doing this particular race. I didn’t have very high expectations since I just did an Olympic last Sunday and wasn’t really following any sort of training plan. On Saturday, Jordan and I made our way up to Benton Harbor, MI for packet pickup. Benton Harbor… Continue reading 2019 Steelhead 70.3 Race Report