Hi everyone! Now that my very first triathlon is over, I wanted to share some things that I learned from finishing my first tri. Doing a “first” of any type of race is hard, but my first triathlon was definitely my most challenging “first” because it had so many different parts to try to prepare … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: What I Learned From My First Triathlon
Hi everyone! Guess what? After 8 weeks of learning how to swim and ride a road bike, and dealing with not being able to run, I’M A TRIATHLETE! Quite possibly my happiest race day picture EVER! I had a great experience this weekend at the Gold Nugget Triathlon, even though I was crazy nervous about the … More Gold Nugget Triathlon Race Recap!
Hi everyone! My time as a tri newbie is coming to an end very soon because my first triathlon is THIS SUNDAY! I have no idea where the last 2 months went, but I guess I’m ready for race day! Well, almost. This is the time in my training where I am putting together all … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Before The Race!
Hi everyone! It’s time for another Tri Newbie Chronicles! Today I wanted to focus on one part of the triathlon that made me really nervous: getting the right bike gear. When I was a little kid I rode my bike around the neighborhood constantly, but back then I didn’t have to worry about any gear … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Bike Gear
Hi everyone! I can’t believe that my very first triathlon is only 4 weeks away! I’ve been training for the Gold Nugget Tri for 4 weeks now, and while I’m excited about all the progress that I’ve made, I’m also so nervous about how much I need to accomplish in the next month! Here’s what … More GNT Training: Week 4
Hi everyone! It’s been two weeks since my last edition of the Tri Newbie Chronicles, but I have to be honest – last week I was planning on posting about the run portion of the tri, but after finding out that my injury had returned I was just not mentally able to do it. I’m … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Buying Your First Road Bike
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’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!