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

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 … Continue reading Fitness Fridays: Down Times are Good Times (Sort Of)

Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

As you may already know, I hit a bit of a rut with my training a few weeks ago. Before the bout got better, it got worse...by a lot. Eventually I did nothing -- no swimming, no biking, no running. I was pretty low on motivation. I couldn't get friends to join me. I was … Continue reading Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

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 … Continue reading Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

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 … Continue reading 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.

The Feeling of Liberation on a Bicycle

There's something really amazing about being able to experience the city on two wheels instead of four. The weather has been absolutely great for riding lately. Even if it's a bit on the warm side, there's nothing like the feeling of wind in your hair to keep you cool. I'm riding a mountain bike and … Continue reading The Feeling of Liberation on a Bicycle