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
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
I got sick in October. It’s now almost Christmas and I’m still dealing with the effects. What a struggle it is to try to get back on track. I still have bad days with the vertigo and the other things that came along with the virus (the confusion, anxiety and depression) still linger at times. For […]Read More Continuing the battle
My body failed me. And it failed me in ways I couldn’t even have imagined. It wasn’t an injury that took me down, it was my health. The day of my last planned 10k race of the season I was hospitalized and never got to run. It has been a frustrating and awful few weeks. […]Read More Health and heartbreak
Ever feel like “it’s just not my season”? I’m feeling a bit that way today. My legs are on fire all the time, I’m not powering through the hills like I managed to be able to do last year and I feel like I’m not managing to get any faster. Maybe it’s just not my […]Read More The Dance
This year has been a variety of struggles -injuries, hectic schedules, etc but the most frustrating one has been weight gain. I know that any friends who know me will start rolling their eyes here because I’m still not exactly the biggest person in the world. My current weight, although desirable to many, is one […]Read More A Weighty Topic
Yesterday, I ran my first half marathon. What a crazy experience that was! I’m super proud of the fact that I did it but it made me question my sanity a little! For days leading up to it I was panicking and having nightmares that I couldn’t do it. I figured there was no way […]Read More Half Marathon!
Like being a triathlete isn’t crazy enough!!! People are already pretty convinced that I’m insane and my over-achiever tendencies are already mocked on a fairly regular basis. So, what do I do? Decide to make it worse!! My new challenge is a half-marathon and while in theory that makes me “half-crazy”, I’m pretty convinced that […]Read More Half Crazy?