Mark asked me, "Why are you walking like a penguin today?". My quads are burning, my legs are sore, and stairs are most definitely not my friend. As a result, I hobble around like a penguin! So, what happened? Well, on Saturday I went out for a 13+ mile trail run with 2,000+ ft of elevation gain… Continue reading Week 1 – Ok, I’m Sore
2014 was all about getting to the finish line in Cozumel. 2015 was all about staying injury-free, smart, and dedicated enough to race in Kona and finish strong. But now 2016, my third year of Ironman training, will be focused on taking it 'to the next level' which just means focusing on getting stronger and… Continue reading 2016 Goals
Never judge a full year by its beginning. 2015 didn't start out as planned but it turned out to be one of the best years ever. I fell in love, raced in Kona, found true happiness, and traveled more than ever. I mention this as a reminder to myself and to everyone writing goals for 2016, that… Continue reading Peace, Love and Kona: 2015 in Review
"Nobody ever does 2 Ironmans. You either do one to check it off the bucket list, or you get hooked." -- a wise man It seems like it was yesterday that I was flying across the finish line at Ironman Kona. But my fake Ironman tattoo has faded, my sunburn has turned to freckles, my muscles have healed, the high… Continue reading 1 Month Post-Ironman
Kona Day 1 Recap: "from hola to aloha". This place reminds me so much of Cozumel -- humidity, wind, palm trees, Ironman week experience, ocean, my condo -- that I keep wanting to say "hola!". I even found the dried up rose that was given to us after IM Cozumel in my old suitcase! 🌹I… Continue reading Ironman World Championship: Race Week in Kona!
With exactly 6 months to go until Kona I thought this would be a great time to jump-start the blog which, going forward, will include training updates, stories, photos, and plant-powered motivation. Thanks for following along as I get ready for Ironman #2, the Ironman World Championship! The Last 4 Months So what have I been up… Continue reading All About That “Base”
It's been a (mostly) incredible 3 days here in Cozumel, Mexico. The trip started off with a flight to Cancun where I was surrounded by 4 other Ironman triathletes. We shared stories, got to know each other, and exchanged info to keep in touch. It was an amazing way to start the trip! Ferry Ride… Continue reading Ironman Cozumel Prep!
How do I know it's taper week? I'm sick, full of aches and pains, and antsy for race day! All of that aside, I absolutely can't wait to get to beautiful Cozumel and spend time with my friends and family. It's going to be an amazing trip and I'm excited to finish what we all… Continue reading Week 47: Taper for Ironman Cozumel
Between big news, great workouts with friends, and bouncing back after my funk last week, this has quite possibly been the best week ever. As they say in Almost Famous, "it's all happening"... What?! Me? KONA!?! The Ironman World Championship, or simply "Kona" as it's referred to in the tri world, is the ultimate goal for… Continue reading Week 46: Pack Your Bags We’re Going to Kona!!
Not gonna lie, my Ironman training motivation is severely waning. Is it race day yet? It's been really tough these past few weeks to stay motivated and on top of the training plan especially because I've put in so many 100 mile bike rides and 18+ mile runs this summer/Fall that I already feel ready for… Continue reading Week 45: Pacific Coast Bike Ride