I like to think I have the basic tenants of nutrition down. Calories in vs. calories out, carbohydrates are bad for weight loss but good for performance, eat whole foods instead of processed, limit your sugar intake. Then I read ROAR by Stacy Sims, and my world was rocked. ROAR is a female-specific food and … Continue reading I Thought I Knew About Nutrition…
Today was supposed to be a recap post about racing the San Diego International triathlon. Instead, let’s talk about when it’s time to sit one out. On Friday I was setting up my mat to do some YouTube yoga when I heard a snap from my knee. Instantly I felt a searing pain, pain which … Continue reading Sitting One Out
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
A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Moss, the most famous finisher of Ironman Kona, when I attended my first ever “Betty Camp” with the 2017 Betty Designs team. We have Julie to thank for putting triathlon on the media map when, in 1982, she signed up for Ironman Kona as … Continue reading Check Your Ego
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
Life update! Sometimes I don’t want to train. Or eat healthy foods. Sometimes I’m just in a funk. Let’s back up. I’ve been training for the Rock ‘N Roll half marathon in Nashville, just four weeks away now, and was pleased with how my speed has increased and my endurance has held since 70.3 training. … Continue reading A little life update
Maybe you’re curious about triathlon. Maybe you have friends who race, but you don’t feel athletic enough to race with them. Maybe you just want a big scary goal to shake up your comfort zone. Whatever your reason for wanting to tri, we all have reasons for why we haven’t started yet. It took a … Continue reading What’s holding you back?
Back in December I talked a little bit about planning for your 2017 season. But what about those of you who are just thinking about embarking on a triathlon journey? Where do you start? In the upcoming months here at The Anxious Triathlete, we’re going to get back to basics. If you’re someone who has … Continue reading How do you know if you’re ready to train for a triathlon?
Remember how I mentioned that I’m setting some big new goals for myself this year? Well, I’m officially going half crazy, because this year I’m taking my triathlon game to a new level… I’m racing a HALF IRONMAN!!! That’s 1.2 miles of swimming 56 miles of biking And 13.1 miles of running Phew! For months … Continue reading A New “Why”