Thursday, May 17, 2012
This is it. Our Peachtree Corners writer heads to Lake Lanier to put her training to the test.
I'm not getting much sleep these days. Not because my work schedule has been grueling and not because my girls' activity schedule has been overwhelming. I find myself waking with the roosters, well before my alarm goes off and well before I need to even think about getting up. Most days, the sun isn't even up yet. Yet, I'm wide awake, and I hear from experienced triathletes that a touch of insomnia is typical the weeks leading up to an event. The Iron Girl triathlon is this weekend, and I'd be flat out lying if I didn't admit I'm nervous. The event that I've been faithfully training for is less than a handful of days away, and butterflies have been dancing in my stomach for at least a week now. Many people ask if I feel prepared for the…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Even though she doesn't swim, bike or run, this Peachtree Corners resident is training for her first triathlon in May. Follow her journey here on Patch.
So I don’t mean to brag (yes I do), but I just have to say, I’m totally rockin’ in the pool. For a girl who learned how to swim freestyle less than a month ago (and from an 8 year old none-the-less), I’ve come quite a long way in a short time. I started the journey with a pair of goggles from the lost and found at the YMCA and a decaying relic of a one-piece bathing suit of my Mom’s. On my first swimming attempt, I could barely make it across the pool, even once. Well folks, I’m hear to tell ya- it is possible to go from couch to pool in a month. Each time I hit the water (I’ve been going consistently 2-3 times a week), I felt myself getting stronger, swimming farther. I’d push myself each time (yes, I’m very competitive) to go …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Although she doesn't swim, bike or run, this Peachtree Corners resident considers participating in her first triathlon anyway with neighbors and friends.
On New Year’s Day, my very kind and very ambitious neighbor, Sonia, stopped over to ask if I had any interest in competing in a triathlon with her in May. She’s approaching a milestone birthday and was looking for a training buddy to join her. As someone who recently celebrated a, ahem, milestone birthday, I fully understand the need to memorialize and honor a landmark day. When I turned 30, I set a lofty goal of completing a full marathon — 26.2 miles. For someone who doesn’t run, it would be a challenge indeed, and I was determined. I teamed up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies’ Team in Training program and trained to walk the entire distance. I'm proud to say that I was able to finish the race, partially due to meeting an …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Is it ever possible to solve one problem without causing another? Sometimes I wonder.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Carol Frey
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We were away on vacation last week and all ready to go to the pool. Some would be riding bikes and some going in the car to bring the assorted paraphernalia. I, one of the bikers (that would be bicyclers-I don’t usually take my Harley to the pool), was asked to carry the combinations to the bicycle locks. I didn’t need the written combination for my bike, already having the numbers stored in my vise-like memory banks, but the other combination was necessary for the rest of the group. I was happy to carry the paper except for the fact that I had no pockets in what I was wearing. Ever resourceful, I stuck the written combination in the top of my bathing suit and off we went. We had a wonderful time at the pool. The sun was shining, birds …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
After a Gwinnett County girl got stuck in a pool's vacuum system, we talked to the experts about pool safety.
It may not officially be here yet, but the summer heat is in full swing with day 12 of temperatures in the 90s. So parents are looking for ways to beat the heat, and that includes taking a dip in the pool. While swimming is always fun, it also poses a number of dangers. Just this week, an 8-year-old girl in unincorporated Gwinnett County got her arm stuck in a pool’s vacuum line. The Gwinnett County Fire Department had to come to her rescue. “Our responding personnel did a really good job. They jumped into the pool because it was in the six foot deep section, so she couldn’t really stand there,” said Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Eric Eberly. Crews ended up needing to use jackhammers to free the girl. Safety is Christine Kinsella’s top …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
All the fun is a short drive for Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake residents.
It’s that time of year again, to start planning (if you already haven’t) for the family’s summer great escape. You probably have already experienced the fantastic fun at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford, just a few miles away. But have you taken that next step to the full package of mega-enjoyment at Lake Lanier Islands, the Lake Lanier Island Resorts? Lake Lanier has comforting villas and delightful lake houses with luxurious guest rooms and suites nestled beside the beach. Currently Lake Lanier is offering a LanierWorld family package of up to five which includes overnight accommodations at Legacy Lodge, free admission to the white sandy beach, live entertainment every night, a variety of new boardwalk shops and restaurants like Sunset Cove…