I am a self-trained athlete. Put simply: I love to swim, ride a bike, go running, and lift heavy things. So naturally I have been swimming competitively over the winter and multisporting during the spring and summer seasons. Throughout the year, I lift. There have been many pitfalls to my self-training. The most obvious one… Read More Smart Training When Your Addicted to Overtraining
Growing up, Mom signed me up for every sport. She liked to keep her kids busy, but particularly me. She would encourage that I keep my own daughter busy as well–as the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s tools. But sports did more than keep me out of trouble, sports was my outlet. As… Read More Making Time to Rest, Time to Heal
This Sunday, I completed the Nation’s Triathlon. Well, Duathlon since the open swim was cancelled because of water conditions. I came into it with a goal to complete my very first Olympic distance event (I had been doing sprints for years) and was pretty bummed when I heard the swim was cancelled. Instead, I set modest goals, considering I… Read More Nation’s Triathlon
I have not been able to dedicate myself entirely to triathlon training this season. So consequently I have had to downgrade or drop my time goals entirely. My sole goal now is to finish. After mom’s passing, I spent much of August with my family and much of it avoiding friends and colleagues. Avoiding the… Read More Finish Strong
My fitness journey started with the goal to lose excessive baby weight. But the more I get into health and fitness, the more I see unhealthy habits and thinking.… Read More Rock My Body
The last leg of my 100 fly was grueling. Just as I finished 75 meters, I felt a sudden pressure tightening my leg and shoulder muscles, choking my breathing. And ultimately robbing my confidence as I watched swimmers pass me and my lead disappear. This was a pain I had never felt before.… Read More Step Up. Take Your Mark. Beep.
This summer, I took to triathlon training again after taking a three-year hiatus after having my son. Combining masters swimming practices with weekend bike rides and running outdoors on neighborhood trails, I successfully completed a sprint triathlon in August. I had hoped to complete a second Olympic distance race in September, but a busy work… Read More Tenacious and Fearlessly Jumping