Hi everyone! I’m in week two of my adult swim lessons in preparation for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, which is my very first tri ever! When I was looking into creating a training plan for myself as a total newbie, I had to really get creative because I have so much to learn in only two … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: How to Feel Comfortable in the Pool
Hi everyone! This was my first real week of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, which is my first tri ever! I was incredibly nervous about starting training, mostly because I haven’t swam anything other than the doggy paddle in over 10 years and also because I’m still not back to 100% with my running. But … More GNT Training: Week 1
Hi everyone! It’s finally Friday, and it’s time for another Friday Five with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney! And it’s not just any Friday – it’s the warmest Friday of the year so far! Even here in Alaska, it’s already feeling like spring and I’m loving it. In honor of this awesome time of year, I … More Friday Five: Five Things I Am Looking Forward to This Spring
Hi everyone! Fun fact: training for a triathlon is HARD. It’s literally 3 sports all rolled into one, and if you count transitions too you’ve got even more to learn, prep for, and worry about! As a total tri newbie, I realized that it would be a good idea for me to write some posts … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: My First Adult Swim Class
Hi everyone! I haven’t done a Friday Five post in a while, but today I decided to jump back into it! I’m linking up with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney and since today’s prompt is “favorites”, I decided to share some of my favorite things about spin class! I started taking spin classes back in November … More Friday Five: Five Favorite Things About Spin Class
Hi everyone! Every once in a while it’s time for a random post about life, and today just feels like that day! I don’t have much running stuff going on lately (#injuredrunnerproblems) but there is lots of big, exciting news going on this week! I am totally #winning this Wednesday! I’m just going to start with … More Wednesday #Winning
Disclaimer: I received the Merino Wool Buff to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! So it’s been another warm and snow-free winter here in Alaska, but it’s still hard to run and hike when it’s … More Product Review: Merino Wool Buff
Wow. It just hit me that in about 8 weeks, I’m going to be a triathlete! That is something that I honestly never thought I’d be, and it feels so weird to say it! Since signing up for the Gold Nugget Triathlon on a whim last week, I’ve been through a few stages of post-race … More Getting Ready for GNT Training!
Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was very exciting because I finally got to cross something off my bucket list – watching the ceremonial start of the Iditarod! For those of you who totally spaced out during the Balto lesson in elementary school, in 1925 there was a diphtheria outbreak and … More Spectating the “Last Great Race” – Iditarod 2016
Hi everyone! I’ve got HUGE news up here in Alaska! But first, let me start from the beginning. If you read my blog, you’ll know that I’m injured and running hurts my sciatic nerve. I’m taking time off running and hope it will go away while I use my PT exercises to strengthen my hips … More Huge News: I’m Tri-ing Something New!