Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon

Lets do this Memento style: start with the ending and then go from the beginning. The giant marble stadium was overwhelming. As I neared it on the last of my energy reserves, I tried to pick up the pace but it was just unbearable. But, as my right foot landed on the soft track, I … Continue reading Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon

Be Careful What You Wish For

Back sometime in April I had made a conscious decision to put my 30-day-turned-60-day challenge to good use and to give myself some long term goals that were a little less about vanity and a little more about substance. That was seven months ago. I cant relieve the transformation that I have undergone in such … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For

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 … Continue reading Planning For My First 70.3

My First Triathlon Experience: The 2011 LA Triathlon

Ah, the LA Triathlon. My very first triathlon experience is under my belt. I'm glad that the anxiety is all over and now I can focus on bigger and better things (to be announced at the end of the post...don't skip down!). Despite having shown up at the expo later than I wanted to, I … Continue reading My First Triathlon Experience: The 2011 LA Triathlon

Motivation Monday: Cross It Off Your Bucket List

Again and again, I've found a way to stay motivated in my fairly new running habit... Work at crossing off my bucket list races! There's a very distinct formula I follow for this. I pair a race distance I haven't yet tried with a city I've been meaning to visit. What I ended up with was … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Cross It Off Your Bucket List