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
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)
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
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
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.
My Saturday = 4 + 0.5 + 19.39 Needless to say, my Saturday was pretty intense. It started off slowly enough with a steady 4 mile run, which 1) was a catch-up from from the other day and 2) served as a warm up for the rest of the day. I took it at a nice … Continue reading A Saturday of Personal Bests
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