Week 24 is officially the OMG I'm so preggy! stage. I feel great and my belly isn't big enough to feel extra pressure, aches, or feel much different at all. But when I look in the mirror or see a photo of myself I sometimes do a double-take. Whoa! Is that me?? Baby B is growing so… Continue reading Week 24: Making Room for Baby
Tomorrow’s the DAY for my first 50K!
The day before any big race can be wrought with a range of emotions -- nerves, excitement, anxiety, edginess, worryness, confidence and/or pumped up. I'm happy to report that I'm full of EXCITEMENT right now and I can't wait to get on the trails tomorrow. We are so lucky to be able to train and… Continue reading Tomorrow’s the DAY for my first 50K!
Week 45: Pacific Coast Bike Ride
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
Week 43: Recovery Week
Good thing this was a recovery week because life has been a little nutty with work + SF Giants + social events. It's a tough life 🙂 Speaking of nutty, I discovered vegan Nutella and it's lick-the-spoon delicious. It's the Justin's Chocolate Hazlenut Butter. Not the healthiest, but man it's good during a stressful week!… Continue reading Week 43: Recovery Week
Week 25: Mt Diablo
"Earn your views. Earn your rest day." -- my weekend mantra Between the double Diablo, a long open water swim, and a 14 mile run, it was a pretty great week of training. I didn't do a ton of pool swimming during the week but I have been going to M2 for power cycle classes and absolutely lovin'… Continue reading Week 25: Mt Diablo
Week 16: Wildflower Peak Week
I think it's safe to say that this week pushed me past my comfort zone (ya know, where "life begins"?). And to be honest, it feels so good. Up until now I've described training as very "manageable" and somewhat light on volume. Well the tide has shifted and I finally feel like my journey to… Continue reading Week 16: Wildflower Peak Week
Week 9: Rain and Rainbows
This week started off a little rough with a cold but ended with some fun and challenging (rain, wind, and hills) workouts with the team and a colorful rainbow in the middle. I was bummed to miss track and Crossfit but I'll get back to it this week. I can't believe it's March already! 2 months… Continue reading Week 9: Rain and Rainbows
Race Report: Kaiser Half Marathon
Race: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Distance: 13.1 miles Finishing time: 1:57:16 (8:52/mile average) Splits are below. Food/nutrition: Gluten free toast, banana, 1/2 cup of coffee, water 2 hours before the race. Water during the race. Course: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, out to the Panhandle and back to Ocean Beach, down to the SF… Continue reading Race Report: Kaiser Half Marathon