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!
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
A funny thing happened today at the pool. The woman in the lane next to me asked if my bag said “Ironman” on it. I said yes, Ironman 70.3. She asked if I had done that. I said yes, last year- and this time didn’t follow it up with a bunch of qualifiers. I didn’t … Continue reading Manifest Your Destiny
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
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
When I tell people that I do triathlons, 90% of them respond like this: “My cousin/sister/boss/accountant did an Ironman.” Or like this: “That’s the race they do in Hawaii, right?” Sigh. Then I have to launch into my explanation of how there are different distances of triathlon, and that long-distance races are just one option, … Continue reading Can I have a soap box moment?
Well I finally nailed down my 2017 racing schedule, and I have to wonder- am I nuts? Am I doing too much? I have seven races on the schedule- and potentially 3 more- from February through November. It seems just a wee bit crazy, but then I remember- racing is my favorite thing about this … Continue reading Racing 2017!