Week 2+3 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Stay Overzealous, Friends

Hi party people! Four weeks in to my new training regimen and I'm feeling good. Still squeezing workouts into random time pockets in my calendar but at least I feel like things are somewhat back to normal. Week 2 was particularly momentous because I got some wonderful news: my fracture was completely healed up, and … Continue reading Week 2+3 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Stay Overzealous, Friends

Week 0+1 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Making Time for Priorities

I reached a point of terminal velocity with my schedule where I had somehow managed to wriggle out of all physical activity. (How did it ever come to that?!) Obviously my schedule had run amok and it was time to whip it back into shape. A 40-50-60-70-80 hour work week be damned -- if I … Continue reading Week 0+1 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Making Time for Priorities

An Extended Season Retrospective: Remember Why You Started

So if you've been following my training lately, you'll probably notice that I've logged significantly less time swimming, biking, running. After about 11 months of intense training (as well as the ebbs and flows that come with it), and all the stressors that come with life in general, I think my body finally gave in. … Continue reading An Extended Season Retrospective: Remember Why You Started

Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Week 6 and 7 are in the books. Only 10 weeks left to go before the big day! I've spent the last few weeks pretty stressed and exhausted. I never knew what it was like to be so tired that I couldn't sleep. My legs and body would be sore but my mind would wander … Continue reading Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self

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

Move Over Louisville…I’m heading to Palm Springs for my 140.6

So there's been a lot of developments lately in my personal life, some of it good and some of it bad. For many reasons -- I didn't have enough base training/fitness in the bank...because I was out for a week with a dislocated shoulder, and then was out again for another week and a half … Continue reading Move Over Louisville…I’m heading to Palm Springs for my 140.6

Race Recap: 2013 Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon

Ahhhhh. There's nothing feeling like you've finally arrived in a new city than running a road race there. Make that three. I've completed the Athleta Iron Girl 10K last year, along with the Sporty Divas half marathon in Tacoma, but the Rock n Roll races always hold a fond place in my heart. This race … Continue reading Race Recap: 2013 Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon