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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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

Bicycling, ironman, Triathlon, Uncategorized

Race report

The anticipated race report from the Lifetime Tempe Tri this weekend! The morning started out with nerves. It had been since June 11th that I had last raced in a Tri. I was most anxious about the swim since I'd only done one open water swim since the race, and I wouldn't be allowed to… Continue reading Race report

Triathlon

Citizen Spotlight

Β Citizen Spotlight Last week I met Armando at my weekly spin class. We chatted as fellow NAU alumni lumberjacks andΒ told him what I was training for. He told me about his wife UA alumni and I told him about my boyfriend Tom, also UA alumni.Β Armando shared his accomplishments as a veteran of the Cold War… Continue reading Citizen Spotlight

Trail Running

November Project

Here's what I know The November Project was started in Boston to keep Bostonians in shape during the winter. This free fitness movement Is meant to hold each other accountable and motivate one another. It doesn't matter your skill level, your size, what matters is that you want to be there. The who My first… Continue reading November Project