After months of preparation, the big day is finally here! The LA Triathlon starts in less than 12 hours. OY! I'm incredibly nervous but mostly excited. I think I finally have all of my effects in order -- wetsuit, trisuit, arm warmers, racing belt, bike (and all the things that come with it), helmet, shoes, … Continue reading The Big Day Is Finally Here
I'm typing this as I sit on two bags of frozen vegetables. This morning, I woke up a little bit on the late side. I had been looking forward to my long run (15 miles) for days now, since the half marathon last Sunday. Things were looking rosy after I took a bit of time … Continue reading When Your Best Effort Doesn’t Seem Good Enough
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 … Continue reading Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined
Happiness is really a choice. Change? Not so much. Change hits me really hard. For some reason I'm just really uncomfortable with it. Many times...rather, most of the time, change is really for the better. I've had quite a few things that brought along a lot of change...graduating college, moving out, ending relationships, leaving projects, … Continue reading Accepting Change and Moving On
A few days ago I was faced with the mentality of my former self. I came across a moment where I was comparing myself to someone who I couldn't compare to. It wasn't an impossible, out of reach type of comparison. Okay, actually, yes it was. My immature self a few years ago would have … Continue reading There Comes a Point in Every Person’s Life…
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 … Continue reading In the Spirit of Independence…
The other day, a friend of mine asked me -- "Why triathlon?" Good question...and deserving of a blog post. The simple and short of it all is that I'm trying to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Training for a triathlon takes a lot of time and dedication. It takes a certain amount of willpower to … Continue reading Q+A: Why Tri?