This year I was honored to be selected as part of Team Betty 2017. I wore Betty Designs’ Tone it Up suit last year and loved how I stood out in the colorful design. When applications opened for their 2017 Betty Squad team, I had to give it a shot. Let’s be real- I … Continue reading Taking on the Title of Badass
I got to my bike and was frantically looking around for my mom- I thought she had seen me pulled out of the swim by the lifeguards and would be freaking out, but she was nowhere to be found. So I took my time toweling off my feet, chatted with a couple people as I … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 3
I think the number one question I am asked- from both aspiring triathletes and people who are just curious- is “what do you wear???” I had the same question starting out- how do you go from swimming to biking to running when there’s no place to change out of your bathing suit and into your … Continue reading Does this Tri Kit make my butt look big?
Before my first ride in clipless pedals, there are a few things I wish someone had told me other than "you're going to fall." I've listed a few tips and tricks below which have helped me feel more comfortable being attached to my bike. Happy riding! Practice standing still Before you try riding while clipped in, put … Continue reading Tips for your first time in clipless pedals
This blog has been all about the nitty gritty basics of triathlon- the fun, the embarrassing, and the painful. Today’s post includes all three, because today I’m going to tell you about my first time riding in clipless pedals. The name “clipless pedals” is a bit of a misnomer, since you clip the cleat of … Continue reading You’re going to fall. Get it over with.
Last weekend I took my fancy new bike down to my favorite cycling path for a little getting to know you jaunt. I love this path because it’s actually separated from the road, so you don’t have to worry about a car passing too close (unless that car happens to be careening off the road … Continue reading Cycling: Rules of the Road
Triathlon is an expensive sport, and your bike is potentially the most expensive thing you'll buy when you become a triathlete. This purchase can cause some major anxiety! Don't believe me? Read my recap of when I made my first bike purchase here. If it's time for you to make your first bike purchase, don't … Continue reading The Big Purchase: Selecting your First Bike
Like any sport, triathlon is governed by a number of rules. Penalties can range from having to stop in a penalty box or having time added to your overall finish, to disqualification. Unfortunately, there isn’t one governing body for all triathlon, so rules can vary race to race. Be sure to check your race’s website … Continue reading Triathlon Basics: Rules Made Simple
In my first race, the cross wind on the bike was terrible. I often felt like I was pedaling to nowhere, and I was getting passed by faster cyclists at an embarrassing rate. But on the homestretch, I found myself pushing to pass someone. Anyone. Passing in a triathlon can be a tricky business- per … Continue reading My First Race: The Guy who Didn’t Know the Rules.
Before you head out on your solo bike adventure, make sure you’re ready to go by checking off the following tasks: Give your bike the once over Lightly run your hands over your tires while visually examining them. I say lightly, because if there’s something sticking out of your tire it’s likely sharp, and you … Continue reading Pre-Bike Check: Cleared to Ride!