Last week I received a message on my Facebook wall that read “I’m thinking about doing my first triathlon, where do I start?” First I celebrated, YAY!! Triathlon! Honored that this gal came to me. I did practically beg her when I met her, “If you want to know anything, please, please, pleeeaaasse reach out.…… Continue reading Where do I Start?
First, shout out to my freakish fast husband who finished first in his age group, and sixth overall. Holy crap. Race morning: 30 degrees, zero wind, brrrrr, it’s April and I just want to wear my 2017 Coeur Team kit because I heard it has unicorns in it. Unicorns! I packed a bag with a…… Continue reading The Bob – Parkinson’s Half Marathon 2017
It took me two days to decide, but after an amazing bike ride outside in the sunshine, on the new bike, feeling like I was flying, I decided to drop my Spring marathon and do the half instead. There’s a duathlon the weekend prior to the marathon that I have a good feeling about. My…… Continue reading New #BikeLove
I’m glad the cold, rainy gloomy weather came this weekend. It’s out of the way now. Next Saturday’s weather is looking decent for my half marathon, which I, ahem, hope to break two hours at. Hope. This is what I really tried to avoid this season. I intended to train and feel confident going into races…… Continue reading Training #107
When I was running on Thursday evening it kind of occurred to me that I’m doing that thing, again. That thing where I shout “This year is going to be different! I’m going to do things differently! I’m going to follow a plan! I’m going to PR here, there and everywhere!” I’m not confident that…… Continue reading Training #106
If you happen to catch my post yesterday before I deleted it, it’s already off. If you didn’t, it was about John suggesting that we go on the keto diet. We bought a bunch of crap from the grocery store, I went for a swim, came home and he changed his mind about it. I…… Continue reading Shamrock Shuffle 10K
Over the weekend I spontaneously signed up for a 5K followed by a 10K race in Madison. It was a small event that had on site registration, close to home, and my training guideline had an hour zone three run on it. Short races are my favorite way to get some speed work in, so…… Continue reading 5K + 10K = 15K of speed work