Category Archive: Swimming

Rev3 Williamsburg: After Part II

The triathlon was a lot of fun! The day started really early. My alarm went off at 4:45. Luckily I was nervous enough that I would oversleep that I shot up as soon… Continue reading

Rev3 Williamsburg: After

Alternate title: I hope when I’m 67 I can pass people 40 years younger than me in triathlons. Today’s race was fantastic. I had so much fun! I think I may make triathlon… Continue reading

Rev3 Williamsburg: Before

This morning I’m packing up my things (hopefully all of them) to head to Williamsburg for my first Olympic distance triathlon. I’m very excited and pretty darn nervous. I was doing a pretty… Continue reading

Is this the first time you’ve carried half a wheel of gouda on your bike?

Yes. Yes it is. Thanks for asking, Jurgen. The Christmas cheese wheel was so awesome, we just had to get another! I picked it up this morning, along with our CSA, a ton… Continue reading

Busy week/random post

What?! It’s been almost a week since I posted? Oops! Last weekend was going to be nice and relaxing but instead all sorts of things happened! It started with an easy 8 miles… Continue reading

Busy weekend–time to recover!

The weekend started out with a late Friday night trip to pick my mom up at the airport followed by an early morning alarm so we could get out and run! My mom… Continue reading

Do laundry or buy socks?

I got ready to run yesterday and discovered I had zero socks to wear. But I found some toe socks that I wear with my Vibram Five Fingers so that’s what I did.… Continue reading

Loud little girls and three tough workouts

I got back from Chicago pretty late on Sunday night. I love being able to take the metro to the airport, I’m not so much a fan of riding it home. But oh… Continue reading

Is it possible I was more wet after spinning than after swimming?

Yesterday, I did two workouts. I woke up and headed straight for the pool. Got in 1600 m and felt great. Sore arms, but good. That’s three days out of four that I’ve… Continue reading

10 solo miles to end the week

Oops. My alarm didn’t go off this morning. In a year and a half of Saturday group runs, this is the first time I’ve made this mistake! Last week I had to take… Continue reading

Swimming, Running, Eating, Oh My!

First, BIG NEWS: I got into the Marine Corps Marathon! I’m so excited I could have my own personal dance party! So excited, it seems like every race I’ve been in recently has… Continue reading

First swim in more than two months!

I was finally able to get back in the pool yesterday for the first time since the beginning of January. It felt great! Well…it felt hard but soon it will feel great. I’m… Continue reading

Goal Races for 2014

I got a little extra excited about racing the last few months and have lots of races I want to do this year! I’m currently registered for a marathon, 10 miler, half marathon… Continue reading

Swimming is awesome!

Last week I wrote a post about why swimming sucks. And it really does sometimes. But so does just about everything awesome, right? But it’s also pretty great. The first time I went… Continue reading

Why swimming sucks.

Or, more accurately, why chlorine sucks. I try to swim twice a week. Twice a week swimming = my skin and hair hate me. After swimming, my usual post shower routine includes three… Continue reading

Swimming!

When I hurt my foot in February, I started swimming four days a week. Basically whenever I would have been running I swam instead. Wow. That was hard. The first day I did… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Jean!

Today is Jean’s birthday! She is lucky since she loves Thanksgiving and she loves birthdays, so the end of November is pretty awesome for her. I will start this post with a story… Continue reading