Triathlon

Quality characteristics

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

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Ambassador, Bicycling, ironman, Triathlon

Thoughts with 10 days left

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

ironman, Triathlon

I falter

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

ironman, Running, Triathlon, Uncategorized

Reflection

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