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You read it-I won a wetsuit! I squealed when I won it because I have been dying for a wetsuit! However, out of the triathlon sports, swimming was the most difficult for me to get motivated to do. I never felt like it would be a good idea for me to invest the big bucks for a fancy suit if I wasn’t going to be a good little triathlete and use it a lot.… [Continue reading]
I completed a half Ironman…something I never would have ever thought I would even think about. I used to hate running, never really biked more than a trip to the park or swam more than a doggie paddle to the raft. But I swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles consecutively on September 11, 2011.
Since I became addicted to running after Chicago Marathon 2009, I have been inspired to try new … [Continue reading]
I had seen a sports doctor a year ago. He had told me that I had an overuse injury from marathon training and almost everything was inflamed around my hips. This made sense.
I looked back on my transition from my Half Ironman (HIM) training to Boston Marathon training and realized how much I wasn’t thinking with the increase in mileage. Maybe if my HIM training was intense I would have been okay, but … [Continue reading]
If you have been keeping up with me lately, then you know that I’m training for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). Can we just say that it is NEXT weekend?! Holy cow-time flew! Next Sunday, I will be able to say that I rode 192 miles in 2 days. But the more important thing that I will have done is to help kick cancer’s butt by fundraising a whole ton of money for the Dana-Farber Cancer … [Continue reading]
My friend warned me that once you buy one bike, you start to form a collection. I didn’t believe him, but he was right. I purchased my first nice bike for the Pumpkinman Half Ironman and thought that was it. Here I am about a year later, and I realized that I didn’t want to ride my bike anywhere that I had to lock it up outside. I didn’t mind riding to work and home … [Continue reading]