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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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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Book Review, Personal Development, Triathlon Training

Recent Read: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul – How to Create a New You

I’m currently working through an amazing book by Deepak Chopra on how people can essentially reincarnate in real time by making small adjustments to their thinking and being. It’s something I’ve believed is completely possible (see previous blog: My Theory on Reincarnation) but it was great to actually read it from someone else! Change is difficult. The body fights for…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Nutrition, Running, Triathlon Training

Giving Blood as an Athlete

A friend invited me to donate blood sometime this week. If you’ve ever been curious about donating blood and how long you’ll need to scale back and for how long, here’s a pretty reasonable answer I found after doing some quick research. A healthy athlete should be able to recover completely from donating blood in eight weeks, but he may…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Triathlon Training

Prepare to Fail if You Fail to Prepare

My boyfriend never lets me forget that I’m a J. (First search result: “ISFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.”) I have a pretty set routine when it comes to my running. Not necessarily with routes, although I have a tendency to run the same one again and again…

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