I only signed up for the Parks Half Marathon last week when Victoria tweeted about it. I had 9 miles on my calendar and figured doing an actual road race would be good preparation for Chicago. A big part of me (the always-competitive-with-myself part) wanted to go all out and race this one. After all, [...]
Friday morning started bright and early with a 3 am wake-up call. Neil kindly drove my dad, me and our bikes to the Bike to the Beach starting area in downtown DC. Leela came to see us off too, of course.
It was pitch black, but I was ready to hit the road. We [...]
My first Olympic triathlon is complete, and I did better than I expected! I hit all the goals I set for myself. I was secretly hoping to break 3 hours and succeeded.
To be perfectly honest, triathlons scare me. When I arrived I saw tons of “serious” athletes with their tri bikes and fancy [...]
I don’t have the Sunday night blues because I’m too exhausted to worry about the weekend ending. This morning I was up at around 5:30 to head to the Capitol Hill Classic 10K. I met up with Chase & Victoria beforehand and I was pleasantly surprised with a not-crowded start line.
The course started [...]
During last year’s triathlon training, I did a lot of two-a-day workouts meaning I ran before work and swam after work. Or bike commuted and lifted in the same day. If you are employed full-time, sometimes it is really the only way to fit everything in AND get enough sleep every night.
Today I [...]
Today’s race had it’s ups and downs. I didn’t PR or reach my goal, but overall I had a good time.
I made sure to get to the race with plenty of time to do any last minute “business.” Unfortunately, because there were so many drivers I ended up stuck in traffic for about [...]
As you probably guessed, Friday night I consumed many drinks and was pretty useless all day Saturday. But I did have a fun night and blew off steam with my friends Kate & Leigh Ann. We went all around Logan Circle. Beginning of the night:
End of the night:
The only thing [...]
This morning I was up at 6 am for my first 10k in over a year. I had my usual almond butter and toast and my friend Nyema picked me up around 6:45.
Even though it was warmer than it had been all week, there was a light rain so I wasn’t excited about the [...]
More than 11 months after I began training for my first marathon I can finally say it: I’M A MARATHONER!
This morning our downstairs TV mysteriously turned on by itself at 4:30 am. I tried to fall back asleep but nerves got the best of me so I finally go out of bed at [...]
My weekend started out rough when my stomach issues hit me hard Friday night. I had to cancel dinner plans and stay home and sulk.
Saturday, however, has been much better. Neil and I had the alarm set for 6:30 am to head to our 5k. I walked the dog while Neil made toast [...]