The first time I attempted to run an entire mile on the treadmill it took me twelve minutes. Slow by “runner” standards, but I was stoked to be able to say, “I can run.” For a while I went through a real running stretch, hitting the pavement every day and getting up to 7 mile […]
Taking on the Title of Badass
This year I was honored to be selected as part of Team Betty 2017. I wore Betty Designs’ Tone it Up suit last year and loved how I stood out in the colorful design. When applications opened for their 2017 Betty Squad team, I had to give it a shot. Let’s be real- I … Continue reading Taking on the Title of Badass
SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 4!
Run Aaaand then the run. I knew it would hurt. The run felt like an eternity. I thought I would run a 11 minute mile, but I did not take into account the miles of soft sand that we had to go over and over and over. I was feeling pretty tired going into it- … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 4!
Does this Tri Kit make my butt look big?
I think the number one question I am asked- from both aspiring triathletes and people who are just curious- is “what do you wear???” I had the same question starting out- how do you go from swimming to biking to running when there’s no place to change out of your bathing suit and into your … Continue reading Does this Tri Kit make my butt look big?
Baseline Improvements: Workouts to get you ready to train
Okay, so we talked about needing to get your baseline fitness up before tackling tri-training. But how exactly do you do that? Using the pool, spin bike, and treadmill can be rather boring, but when the workout includes a variety of distances, speeds, and efforts, time will fly by. Using the pool, spin bike, and … Continue reading Baseline Improvements: Workouts to get you ready to train
I love some jams when I run. Music is super important to put me in the right head space and to keep me moving. Some of it’s upbeat, some not so much, but all of it could be used in a Gatorade commercial. While you can't listen to music during your race (it's against the … Continue reading The Soundtrack
Beginner Basics: Becoming a “Runner”
The first time I attempted to run an entire mile on the treadmill it took me twelve minutes. Slow by “runner” standards, but I was stoked to be able to say, “I can run.” For a while I went through a real running stretch, hitting the pavement every day and getting up to 7 mile … Continue reading Beginner Basics: Becoming a “Runner”
My First Race: The end is near!
Running is the last event of the triathlon race. You’re tired, sweaty, and really ready for a beer. But alas, you still have 3, 6, 13, or 26 miles to go. In my first race, my back was cramping, my calves were cramping, and I felt like I was just running in place. Half a … Continue reading My First Race: The end is near!
My first introduction to triathlete was through the Ironman World Championship coverage on NBC. I remember being in the gym at the time and realizing that my pitiful circuit workout was little more than a warm up for these superhumans. I choked up hearing their stories. I marveled at their commitment. And I thought, “I … Continue reading Welcome!