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
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
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!
As I’ve become a more competitive triathlete (in my own head, at least), I’ve started watching the calves of competitors. Checking the ages of those around you is the only way you can get an idea of where you stand in your age group sans a supporter keeping track for you. I get excited when … Continue reading When I Grow Up…
Here’s something you may not know: if you complete in any race sanctioned by a sports governing body, you may be subject to random drug testing. Of course, running into a drug tester at a local community race would be pretty unusual, but both pros and amateurs are subject to the same clean sport rules. … Continue reading Competing Clean
I know what you’re thinking- Ugh, she’s going to talk about Superfrog AGAIN??? Indulge me one more time, because I think it’s important to talk a bit about what happens AFTER a big race like a half ironman. Let’s start with what physically happened to my body. I expected to be sore, and I certainly … Continue reading Superfrog: The Aftermath
After the bizarre experience that was SUPERFROG, I was hesitant to end my triathlon racing season on such a weird note. I love this sport, and I really wanted to find my happy again. So with that in mind, and with my always down-to-race friend Jenna by my side, I made a last minute decision … Continue reading Esprit de She: Race Review!
By now I have this packing/ prepping thing down to a science (I told you that organizing is one of my favorite activities!), so today I'm sharing how I pack and prepare for race morning. I've also made you a gift: An Anxious Triathlete Gear Checklist! Click here to download: triathlon-gear-checklist It's so important to take the … Continue reading Race Prep Routine!