A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Moss, the most famous finisher of Ironman Kona, when I attended my first ever “Betty Camp” with the 2017 Betty Designs team. We have Julie to thank for putting triathlon on the media map when, in 1982, she signed up for Ironman Kona as … Continue reading Check Your Ego
I should not have complained about the heat in Nashville- Eight days after I ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in humid conditions that nearly gave me heat stroke I raced the Spring Sprint triathlon in San Diego and just about froze my feet off. There were downpours. There was hail. There was a … Continue reading From Heat Stroke to Hypothermia
I had a blast running the Rock n Roll Nashville Half Marathon last weekend! Well, I had a blast for the first 7 miles. After that I got walloped by the heat and humidity and spent all of post-race in bed fighting off a massive throbbing headache from heat exhaustion. Let’s back up. I knew … Continue reading Rock n Roll Half Race Recap
Nerves can even be a good thing. Those butterflies in your stomach are caused by adrenaline hormone coursing through your body as a response to a threatening situation- your race- and it can give you an awesome push if you harness it correctly. Here are my top three tips for dealing with race-day nerves. Prepare … Continue reading Handling Nerves
Over the past 18 months I’ve been able to race for a purpose bigger than myself. Last year I raised money for a military charity, and this year, as I’ve been training to run my half marathon, I’ve been fundraising as a St. Jude Hero. To date, I’ve banked $750 for the children’s hospital. Racing … Continue reading Racing For A Cause
This past weekend I had the honor of watching friends and teammates compete in Ironman Oceanside 70.3. It was so much fun to cheer my heart out for others competing, and it’s something that I don’t get to do very often since I’m usually on the other side of the fence! It’s not always easy … Continue reading Triathlon Spectating Like a Boss
Life update! Sometimes I don’t want to train. Or eat healthy foods. Sometimes I’m just in a funk. Let’s back up. I’ve been training for the Rock ‘N Roll half marathon in Nashville, just four weeks away now, and was pleased with how my speed has increased and my endurance has held since 70.3 training. … Continue reading A little life update
This past weekend was my first race of the season, and I’m using footage from that race to put together a video that will walk you through all the things to expect for your first tri. But I had a bit of trouble during the race, and it was such a teachable moment that I … Continue reading Course Correction
It’s March here in San Diego, which means the time has come for daylight saving time, open water swims (brrr), and the first race of the season! This weekend I’ll be racing the Superseal Sprint in Coronado, California. Superseal holds a special place in my heart since it was the first triathlon I ever did. … Continue reading Is it Race Week already?
Sometimes training can be really frustrating. We complete session after session in the hopes that all of these sessions will add up to get us through race day, and those training sessions don’t always make you feel like a million bucks. Some days you may feel tired or sore, while on other days you might throw … Continue reading Am I fit yet?