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…
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
Swimming and Breathing
We’ve talked about the most basic of basic swim tips- how to select and put on your swim cap- but what about getting in the water and starting to move? When I first started swimming I was super uncomfortable with the thought of putting my face in the water, not being able to see in … Continue reading Swimming and Breathing
It’s a Disaster!
But it doesn’t have to be! Things can go wrong when you’re racing, so it’s important to practice your emergency procedures. It’s particularly important when you’re swimming for obvious reasons- you’re in water, after all, and can’t just pull over to the side of the road. But it’s also important because how you handle adversity … Continue reading It’s a Disaster!
The most basic of swim basics
Oh boy do I have a treat for all of you!!! I've been wanting to put together videos for some time now, and I finally got up the guts to pull it off! True story- one of the things that held me back from working on my swim was the fact that I didn't know how … Continue reading The most basic of swim basics
Tips for Remembering Swim Workouts at the Pool
Memory is not my strong suit. My short term memory in particular is atrocious. Ask anyone who’s had to listen to me tell them the same story for the third time. When it comes to remembering my swim workouts, some days are better than others. If it’s a simple pyramid workout, or a few sets … Continue reading Tips for Remembering Swim Workouts at the Pool
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 2
Swim I was still really nervous from my practice swim, but I was also really determined. Chatting with others in the start corral helped a lot- they were as nervous as I was, and we all worked up a bit of a “screw it, let’s go!” attitude. I danced it out a bit to the … Continue reading SUPERFROG Race Recap: Part 2
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?
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?