My race in Jackson was my 30th. The Tetons were a beautiful backdrop to a particularly meaningful day. We drove in to Jackson from Denver the day before. I think this was the farthest I've ever traveled -- by car --for a race. It was really scenic and allowed us to explore a bit. (We … Continue reading Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016
Guess what? I've finally got my charity picked out for the Dopey Challenge! All of you who know me know that I really enjoy fund-running for my big yearly A-races. My charities over the years have varied a bit, but it took some time for me to really hone in on the one that I wanted … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!
For lack of a better way to combine the concurrent training threads, I'm now officially lumping them both together in the headline. The last few weeks have been insanely bizarre. Not only is my sleeping schedule all over the map, but so is my schoolwork and work-work (because when you say it twice, it's legit). … Continue reading Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training
Hi folks! It's that time of year again were I announce my fundraising efforts for the 2014 racing season. Since I have (haphazardly) already finished my first race of the season (with at least seven more to go between now and December) it's time to unveil my charity of choice this year... A couple of … Continue reading 2014 Charity Fundraising Announcement: Stand Up to Cancer
Le sigh. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I feel like I've made some good progress with swimming this summer. However, I've made almost zero progress with my cycling. I think I have actually digressed because at the beginning of spring I rocked a 56-ish mile ride and did great, and now I'm struggling through a 28 mile … Continue reading Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example
When I first started my health and fitness journey with running a few years ago, I logged every mile and for a stretch, logged every morsel I ate. I think that measurement gave me a barometer by which I could measure progress. I could see when I stalled, when I made progress, when I was … Continue reading You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self
So, after much deliberation, I finally narrowed down my fundraiser to three charities. Well, technically I couldn't decide between three charities, so I've decided to fundraise for all three of them: I've decided to dedicate portions of my iron-distance triathlon to these causes: swimming 2.4 miles for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, cycling … Continue reading HITS 140.6 Palm Springs: Racing for a Cause
A bit of trailing exhaustion and/or fatigue has gotten in the way of doing anything somewhat routine. After my short half mile pool session yesterday, I felt a bit under the weather because I was convinced that I might've caught some dreaded germs from the water. I felt a bit lethargic today but just chalked it … Continue reading Planning for Rev3, Personal Training Certification, and More
Hey ladies and gents! I just posted a new vlog after a year-long hiatus. (Warning: it's pretty much the same thing I'm blogging here.) So after reading about a friend who just joined Team in Training for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge next January, I clicked through to another blog from a charity runner … Continue reading Would you be interested in joining my virtual training team?
This weekend's race was a lot of fun! It was my first small race (less than 50 participants) and it was mostly women-focused. The race was more of a "run your own race" sort of event, with distances of 5K, 10K, 15K, and a half marathon. I totally underestimated what the event coordinator meant by … Continue reading Race Recap: Sporty Diva’s Half Marathon