Category Archive: Tri

Why Did I Move to a Swamp?

This morning I went out for a 4 mile run. It was really hard. The humidity was already super high before 6:00, it was dark when I started, and I hadn’t run in… Continue reading

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

More Pop Less Rock

Hey — I’m writing from my couch where I have, until now, spent the majority of my weekend. I’ve become really good at finding excuses not to work out on Saturday mornings since… 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

Taper time?

I’m a slacker this morning. I was going to wake up at my usual 5:30 to do an easy four miles. But then I was still at my back to work celebratory happy… 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

The hardest part of training…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the hardest part of training is eating. I like schedules and, in most things, I’m very disciplined. I think this is 95% of the… 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

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

2015 Races

My whole race year is pretty up in the air but there are several I would REALLY like to do. I’m not currently registered for any race which is pretty weird for me.… 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

HRM Training

A few months ago I started wearing a heart rate monitor for most of my runs and bike rides. It’s been super interesting. I didn’t know much about heart rate training but when I… Continue reading

Final Stroga Review

Since I don’t have pictures of the class. Why not a couple from last week’s tri? Why is this the final Stroga review? Because I used up my Groupon. When it first started, I… Continue reading

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