Here are some characteristics often used to describe an athlete: Drive. Discipline. Competitiveness. Self-confidence. Focus. Commitment. Raw talent. One characteristic I've found myself in need of as an athlete is vulnerability. I started back in the pool this week working with my coach. Swimming is a finely tuned sport that if you don't use… Continue reading Quality characteristics
New Race Report! I hope you enjoy!
Current #mugmood: I'm 10 days from Ironman Santa Rosa. Ahhh I'm looking forward to race day and a weekend in wine country. My thoughts are all over the place and the race day dreams and "nightmares" have begun. Last night I dreamt that I was late to packet pick up as they were closing down.… Continue reading Thoughts with 10 days left
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This morning I missed my swim. Actually, I've missed many of my swims. My bike was cut short, due to weather. Due to weather... due to weather or due to me? I keep asking myself: are my shortcomings something outside of my control or am I controlling my shortcomings? I contemplated my shortcomings and then… Continue reading I falter
Bartlett Lake Triathlon Race report 3 am and my alarm goes off. Coffee has already started brewing. It's always an odd feel starting race day alone. There's usually someone around or someone to meet. I had an hour long drive to the start of my race. So I put on my "happy" playlist. It's all… Continue reading Race Report
It's a quiet morning. Brisk enough to wear a couple layers soon to be shed. There is enough moonlight and streetlight that I don't need my headlight, but have it anyways. I'm apprehensive to start this run. It is my first one post Ironman...on my own. I start my watch as my foot hits the… Continue reading Reflection