Thanks for all the well-wishes on the last post! You guys are the best. Here is the full story of my first triathlon.
Before the Race Saturday morning Neil and I drove up to drop the dog off and pick up my racing bike from my parents. We headed to the race expo where I [...]
I haven’t posted since Thursday because I have been working like a mad woman. Literally working until I fall asleep and starting again when I wake up. I have a huge presentation due on Friday and I had to get most of it done over the weekend.
That said, I will (hopefully) be doing [...]
I started writing a wedding weekend recap post, but then I realized I left my camera at home. D’oh! So I will post that later today or this evening. I had an amazing weekend and can’t wait to share it with you all.
I have basically put triathlon training on hold since my bike fall [...]
Remember that sprint triathlon I signed up for? I still have plenty of time to prepare (it’s June 27th) but it’s time for me to get serious about training. I’m going to edit my training plan tonight, on account of the fact that I still can’t run. Also, I need to bump up my swimming. [...]
Now that I am back at work I can really say the honeymoon is over. While I’m not excited to be working, I am happy to get back into my routine. My wedding party is about a month away and the sprint triathlon is in 48 days. With that in mind, I’m ready to get [...]
My first day at the pool was a success. The good news is that I probably won’t need to join a gym. This is especially good news because I will be spending money for the triathlon in the upcoming weeks, including:
-$110 registration fee -bike shoes (the clip kind) -a real one piece swim suit [...]
Is it crazy to plan out my workouts from now until October 31st??
The answer: yes. But what I put together is just a guide. I’m very flexible when things come up to switch things around.
The reason I have workouts planned until Halloween is that training for the Sprint Tri will start this weekend, [...]
Since I can’t run for 2 months I’m already mapping out a new training plan. I really loved training for the marathon. Every week that I got stronger, I felt more accomplished and closer to my goal. Although I didn’t quite make the goal, I’m trying to focus on the positive and be [...]
And I do have a stress fracture in my left leg
The doctor said that the textbook answer is that I should rest immediately, but if that I was really emotionally invested in the race I could take some motrin and fight through the pain. However, I’ve talked to several runners who have done [...]
Is it wrong to start planning my next races when I haven’t even finished my first marathon?
I’ve been thinking about doing a sprint triathlon for a while. As much as I love running, I know my body could benefit from some cross training. Unfortunately, swimming would involve joining the gym in my ‘hood to [...]