Cycling, Fitness, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

Planning For My First 70.3

I’ve recently decided to pursue a 70.3, a half Ironman. (Well, technically the Ironman is a branded event and I am not actually attending an Ironman race, but it is the same race but from a different company. Sorry, that’s my marketing background talking.) There’s going to be lots of planning involved. For me, that’s the fun part! Some things…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Running, Swimming

Fitness Fridays: Down Times are Good Times (Sort Of)

Since I’ve started running, I haven’t really thought twice about taking time off. There were a few weeks where things went haywire for me personally. I took time off then because I had to, because my heart wasn’t in to my training and my brain was thinking about other things. (Apparently being mentally tired requires just as much recovery time as…

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Diary, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it’s coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at cajoling some of my friends…

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Fitness, Personal Development, Running, Swimming

Via Formspring: Hi! I am 18 years old and I have been struggling with my weight from a young age. I finally decided that I wanted to make a change in my life. I am about to start college and I was wondering if you had some tips for me.

Transitioning from high school to college can be a difficult experience. The freedom that comes from being able to make your own decisions may lead you down a path that ultimately ends up self-destructive despite your best intentions. Being able to eat whenever you want, whatever you want, can have a negative impact on your waistline, self-esteem, and energy level…

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Diary, Fitness, Marathon Training, Personal Development, Philosophy, Running, Swimming

In the Spirit of Independence…

My longest race EVER is tomorrow morning at 8am in Santa Barbara! I registered for the Santa Barbara Semana Nautical 15K about three months ago hoping to find a midsummer race to keep me motivated through the season. It’s my last mini-race (and by mini I mean magnitude AND cost) until September…which is pretty much the month when everything will…

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Cycling, Diary, Fitness, Personal Development, Running, Swimming

Mindfulness and Running…Among Other Things

I spent most of my morning rather exhausted and asleep, not so much from any particularly strenuous physical activity but from mostly the electrical activity in between my ears. Although I’ve been in relatively high spirits as of late — not to mention, relaxed (as my friend kept saying yesterday, over and over) — I’ve been really hung up on…

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