Well it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? Y’all, thank you for sticking with me. Not long after my last post I was dealt some more nasty news on the athletic front. I’ve been battling hip pain for several years now, and with my insurance coverage about to go *poof* when the divorce was finalized, … Continue reading I have a confession to make…
Tag: open water swim
Top 3 Tips to Banish Swim Anxiety
Hey reader! Did you take the Anxious Triathlete survey yet? Yes? Then skip ahead to swim anxiety … Continue reading Top 3 Tips to Banish Swim Anxiety
SUPERFROG race recap: Part 1
I’M ALIVE! And I don’t say that jokingly- after the surf conditions on that swim, I am thankful to be alive. Lifeguards reported that they made at least 30 saves that day. Something like 260 people did not start or finish the race. That’s more than a quarter of all registered! I spoke to several … Continue reading SUPERFROG race recap: Part 1
What’s a Turtle?
On Tuesday I went out for a quick open water swim in my local bay. The tide was so low, it ended up being more like an open-water wade. Normally I swim over the weeds and icky mud that collects just off shore, but this time I had to walk through it, above the ankle, … Continue reading What’s a Turtle?
The Mental Slap
There’s a great deal of fear involved in your first triathlon. There’s the obvious fear of bodily harm, yes. On the swim alone you can get kicked in the face, punched in the face, elbowed in the face, run your face into a stingray, run your face into a shark… you get the idea. Training … Continue reading The Mental Slap
I get so excited to see people reading the blog, and I'm so honored when someone tells me that the blog is helping them with their tri training. My goal is to get other people excited about triathlon and to take the mystery out of things. My email is always open for your questions about training … Continue reading Reader Question!
The First Time: Things to know for your first open water swim
My first open water swim was very short and very awkward. I asked my best friend to paddle board next to me because I didn't want to go alone and because I wanted to have medical assistance that wouldn't bill my insurance nearby. I survived, and at least I only looked like an idiot in front … Continue reading The First Time: Things to know for your first open water swim
My First Open Water Swim: Look like an idiot or drown?
Going into my first tri, I had one open water swim practice under my belt. I knew it wasn’t the best idea, but I figured it was close enough to pool swimming that I’d be fine. My swim start was first thing in the morning and the sun was just rising over the mountains, right … Continue reading My First Open Water Swim: Look like an idiot or drown?