I signup for a caloric or food-restrictive meal plan and intense workout plan. I see instantaneous results in the first few days and weeks but then….Progress stalls. A big holiday weekend approaches so I schedule a cheat day. Cheat day turns into cheat weekend. By Monday, guilt settles in. I go back on restrictive plan.… Read More Why I Don’t Cheat (Meal)… or Diet
If you suffer from depression, you’ve likely lived with it your whole life. There is myriad of medication and therapy that assist you from falling into a dark episode. But, understanding the illness, the triggers and having steps to head off an episode can make a world of difference.… Read More Tolerating Depression
In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health
We took a week-long beach vacation last week to Bethany Beach, a small, family-friendly beach town with easy access to Delmarva’s attractions. Renting a house, shared with close family, the Hubby and I took the week to rest and relax after a some very busy months at work. The kids enjoyed the beaches, Assateague National… Read More Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Knowing the Warning Signs
I am completing the final weeks of base training for my next Olympic distance triathlon and feeling pretty good. I am now starting a 12-week build phase with an average of 7-10 hours per week of training. Each week will include, on average, 2-3 swim workouts, 3 bike workouts, 3 run (1 being a brick) workouts,… Read More Base Week 4: Triathlon Training
Yep, I did it. My daughter and I have been shooting video with our GoPro for the last few days, playing with video editors, and decided to publish snippets of our weekly activities.… Read More I Started a YouTube Channel!
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