This week I wanted to cover something a little more serious and very important for athletes to know: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms, commonly known as blood clots. Fellow Betty teammate Jess Lehman has battled DVT and PE for four years and has become an advocate for the Stop the Clot initiative run by … Continue reading Stop The Clot!
I like to think I have the basic tenants of nutrition down. Calories in vs. calories out, carbohydrates are bad for weight loss but good for performance, eat whole foods instead of processed, limit your sugar intake. Then I read ROAR by Stacy Sims, and my world was rocked. ROAR is a female-specific food and … Continue reading I Thought I Knew About Nutrition…
One of the biggest barriers to entry in the sport of triathlon is the cost. Between wetsuits, bikes, new shoes, and a kit, the price to do your first race can easily top $1,000. Please don't spend $1,000 on your first triathlon. Here are a few ideas to help you cut the cost and make … Continue reading Gear on the Cheap
This week I'm tagging in an expert- my friend Janae Dixon from Team Betty 2017! Janae is a multiple Ironman & Ironman 70.3 finisher who loves helping new triathletes get on their feet. She's also an avid race volunteer, so I asked her to share her experiences on why volunteers are needed and how you … Continue reading Volunteering for Triathlons
Hello Anxious Friends! As the lazy days of summer are upon us, I'm finding my days are not so lazy and a bit overpacked with work and life and all the things. So a quick programming note to all of you- I will be reducing the frequency of posts from one a week to every … Continue reading A Quick Update
Today was supposed to be a recap post about racing the San Diego International triathlon. Instead, let’s talk about when it’s time to sit one out. On Friday I was setting up my mat to do some YouTube yoga when I heard a snap from my knee. Instantly I felt a searing pain, pain which … Continue reading Sitting One Out
With early wake up calls where your stomach isn’t quite awake yet to major butterflies wreaking havoc and a digestive system working overtime, eating before an early race can be as difficult as the race itself. But getting that prerace meal in is essential to making sure you have the fuel to get through your … Continue reading Fueling for Race Morning