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
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
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
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