They say comparison is the thief of joy, but after my 10th half ironman triathlon I’m finding relief in comparison, maybe even some pride. I raced in Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin on Sunday. Going into the day I knew we would have wind, 90 degrees, and a challenging course to combat. When asked how I was…… Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin
During my bike ride today I shifted my gears and my thinking–har har, see what I did there? I am my own worst critic (I hope), and when I do things, I look at what could have been improved or done differently. That last sentence could be more confident if I left out the “(I…… Continue reading Weekly Accomplishments #1
Ever have those mornings when you wake up, feeling like an idiot? No? Cool. Me neither, mostly. How about those 2:00am mornings, wide awake, ravenous, and there’s no way you’ll fall back asleep until you’ve stood at the fridge in your underwear cramming food down your throat? I had that kind of morning Thursday into…… Continue reading Chaos & Gratitude
Fun fact, this was the first May since 2009 that I didn’t have a race on my calendar. It was strange. It was so strange I hit “register now” on a race for first weekend in June, but the discount code they emailed me expired. So, I’m still in a race excitement lull at the…… Continue reading Race-less May
After a couple weeks of non-stop go, go, go someone asked me on Friday, “What are you doing this weekend?” I was stumped. Crickets. What? Come again? My weekends have been packed with activities, tasks, and homework since January. My semester finally ended, I earned three As! This is the first weekend with zero plans,…… Continue reading Hustle, hammock, repeat.
I haven’t done any training since Thursday. It’s Monday for those keeping tabs. That’s five whole days of what you hulk-smash triathletes call slacking off. Apparently, when you work for an event company that puts on a 5K and a triathlon eight days apart you are extremely busy, go-go-go, non-stop, mentally and physically. I also…… Continue reading Working hard or hardly slacking
Sunday morning John was chipper, drinking his morning coffee and suggested that we go ride up Barlow Road and do a brick run at Governor Nelson State park. Barlow Road is the nasty brick wall that was added on the Ironman WI course last August. It was the first time I ever had to get…… Continue reading Tell Her Moment