Brace yourself…sappy reflective post ahead… I was starting my run this evening feeling somewhat less than motivated but as soon as my feet hit the treadmill (aided by some good tunes in my ear) I found myself instantly in the zone. I wanted my legs to work a little better than I knew they would […]Read More A little sappy introspection
Well, kind of. There have been a few winter races this year and that’s a big step for me. I’ve never enjoyed running outside in the winter. Actually, if we are being perfectly honest, I’ve never really tried. But this year, my friend played to ego and convinced me to do an 8k run along […]Read More Finding the Podium!
Run-streaking, that is. Sorry for getting your hopes up (or, perhaps, terrifying you). I have been trying to complete a 30 day running streak. For many, 30 days of running every day isn’t very long so this personal challenge may seem somewhat insignificant, but for me 30 days, every day, is tough. I’m a teacher […]Read More STREAKING!!
In theory I have now completed all my races for the year. I say “in theory” because we all know that I am competitive as hell and am likely to find myself challenged by someone to take part in some unplanned race. Currently, I am done for the year. So here are the “reports” from […]Read More The final two (races of the year)
It’s been quite a season and with two 10k runs left it’s not quite over. However, triathlon season has ended and what an adventure it has been. I have been waiting to do my post-season reflection until my aunt sent me my favorite photo so now it’s time. HECLA Triathlon All kinds of crazy and […]Read More Season’s Endings
You know what that sound is? It’s me hitting the wall. And not the cool “Game of Thrones” wall where the Watch is on duty and I might get to chase after Jon Snow, but the one that hurts a lot more: the training wall. THUD. Theeeeere it is. The moment where any sort of […]Read More THUD!!
The Gazelle is training hard and progressing beautifully. Every session is a magical moment of improvement. I’m proud of her. She had a rough season last year and she is the queen of the comeback. There’s just one problem… I suck. Now, I don’t mean that literally. I’ve got some solid races under my belt […]Read More It’s not about ego. Or is it?
I’ve been quiet for a while!! Work has been busy, life hectic and, I’m not going to lie – training somewhat non-existent. But!! That’s about to change. Time to get back on the wagon before it gets so far away that I can’t catch it. I’ve got three races under my belt so far this […]Read More Riding the Wave: “Failure” and Success
I have a race tomorrow. And I also have a friend’s birthday tonight. I will likely go for a little while, making sure I’m in bed early so I can be ready for the first sprint triathlon since I got sick/was hospitalized in October. Now, I’m 99% sure that I will be fine and even […]Read More The Spaces Between Us
My athletic therapist and I had a visit today. I was in pain. My hips were killing me and my knee started to hurt so much that I tapped out during a run (which I never do). She treated my injuries and we talked about my illness in October. Suddenly it all made sense. My […]Read More Maybe more than half crazy