Category Archive: Swimming

So Lazy

I’ve been super lazy the last few weeks. The heat is almost unbearable. I’ve arrived home from work crying several days in the last few weeks because I’m so miserably hot and I’ll… Continue reading

No HIM for me this year

I’ve decided I’m going to push my half ironman goal to next year. I’m a little bummed about this but know it will be better and less stressful if I don’t do it… Continue reading

Williamsburg Tri Year 2 Race Recap

I’m coming down from race day and am overall pretty happy with it. Again, I’m so impressed by how well organized this race is. I don’t have other triathlon experiences to compare it… Continue reading

NERVES!

It seems that I’m starting to get nervous for this weekend’s race. I’m not great at recognizing when I’m nervous, it’s not until I have physical cues that I realize I’m nervous. Often… Continue reading

Swim. Bike. Run. Repeat.

What a great weekend! Besides being way too hot for May, a whole lot of fun was squeezed in. I was really excited Saturday morning to get my first solid brick in with… Continue reading

Tri season? Here I come.

This has been my first official week of training for this fall’s half ironman (official can be used loosely, I’m training mostly on my own and made up my own plan). No, I… Continue reading

Goals

In December I decided I wanted to work out at least 10 hours per week. I made this goal for a couple reasons: I knew I would need to do that for half… Continue reading

Great week and weekend!

Here are some highlights! I only taught four spin classes so I swam and ran and did some strength training this week! I got on my bike for the first time this year!… Continue reading

Rest day? Am I finally learning to listen to my body?!

So my alarm went off at 6:00 this morning and I was oh so excited to go on my first run in almost a month. Seriously. My body wants to run! But I… Continue reading

Branching out

The weekend’s over and I didn’t run! Yikes…instead I’ll tell you about something else. In February I did a certification course to be able to teach exercise classes other than indoor cycling and my… Continue reading

Why do I think I’m ready for a Half Ironman?

Good question. Probably the same reason I thought I was ready for a marathon: I really didn’t, I was just ready for a new challenge. I had so much fun doing the Williamsburg… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. Growing up, I don’t remember especially looking forward to birthdays. After college I lived with my brother and sister in law for a bit and she loves her… Continue reading

2014 Goals Reviewed

At the end of 2013 I shared some goals for 2014. So, how did I do? Primary Goals: I did not complete the Shamrock Marathon. I did the Shamrock Half Marathon and really… Continue reading

Oh what a week[end]!

I just woke up from a nap. Yep. I fell asleep for a nap before noon today. It’s been awhile since that happened. Probably since last winter. Winter Saturdays, to me, mean big… Continue reading

Aaarms!

Wowza. I just came back from the gym and I’m wishing I could spend the rest of the day napping. Too bad there are things to do! I’m currently trying to do two… Continue reading

I am now an indoor cycling instructor.

Oh what a weekend. Saturday started the way all Saturdays should: a run with friends. Not too long, but past the Lincoln Memorial and a good return post-marathon. It was also surprisingly chilly!… Continue reading

What has made training different this time?

I’ve had several blog posts in the last few months about how great and strong and capable I feel. This is sort of unusual for me during marathon training. Sure, I say it’s… Continue reading

I haven’t run in daaaays!

Okay. That might be a bit dramatic. I haven’t run since Monday (technically days) but I feel like it’s been months and months. I was looking forward to cutback week but really I feel… Continue reading

15 miles to close out the [running] week

I am currently in paradise. Other people know it as Okoboji. But I know it as my favorite place. I got here three days ago, after a little time here: The week started with my… Continue reading

Grilling, Swimming, Biking, Grilling

Saturday ended up being a long day in bed (but no nap!). Luckily Sizzln’ Saturday spiced things up. I made Sweet Potato Black Bean burgers and they were super tastey. Except that I… Continue reading