Don’t knock it till you try it

I overslept and missed my morning run again today :( I think I need to stop thinking that getting up early after a day of double training + work is possible. In my half-conscious state, I promised myself I’d make up for it. So I packed my running clothes and climbing stuff for an evening ...

Stairs are not my friend today

And it’s probably because I haven’t been good about my mid-week runs. But then I did something else to screw everything up. I had another personal trainer session at the gym bright and early Monday morning. My quads were still a bit sore from my long run the day before, but nothing out of the ...

Lower body training day 1

Lower body training day
It worked! My plan yesterday of intense upper body workout was a success, because I woke up and my arms and shoulders were so sore. LOVE IT! So then I decided in order to balance that, today will be a lower body workout day. Don’t worry, it wasn’t as crazy as it sounds. I just ...

Upper body training day

Upper body training day
At least, that’s kind of how it turned out. So I didn’t mention it last time, but last week as part of my new gym initiation package they gave me a free fitness assessment session with a personal trainer. It was actually kinda neat. The PT I got was also a triathlete, and we talked ...

Early morning class: attempt #1

Early morning class: attempt #1
Wow this whole week just flew by! I am really loving my new job, and also the fact that I get to spend most of my time in the city I love now :) So an update on schedule transitioning! I decided it may be better to get my training done before or after work, ...

I’m sure it has happened to all of us 1

You know how sometimes you plan ahead and have a calendar chock full of back to back days of training, and you’re stoked about it. But you wake up in the morning, and your body is still worn out from the previous 3 days straight of activities. Some days, you just have to give in, ...

Achievement unlocked: clipless pedals!

That’s right, ladies and gentleman. Yours truly went on a bike ride today with her clipless pedals and didn’t fall once! (Okay, I came close once or twice but crisis still averted!). I’ve been a big wuss when it comes to clipless pedals. I actually purchased mine (Speedplay Light Action) last July in anticipation of ...

A dose of awesome 1

A dose of awesome
Oh hi, it’s me! It’s been a little while. So I started my new job! That’s also sorta why I’ve been on a posting hiatus…the last week has been pretty crazy. Do you guys remember the Eric Baumgartner, the guy who jumped from space? 1:07, when he starts tumbling out of control for a second. ...

Day 4, 5 (&6?) extended vacay

Day 4, 5 (&6?) extended vacay
I’ve done it. Managed to get myself sick :( Most of today and yesterday was spent in bed or refilling my water bottle. It was a beautiful day out today too and I was supposed to join my friend Jon and his tri club on a 25ish mile bike ride :( Sleeping the whole day ...

Day 3 extended vacay – detox 2

Day 3 extended vacay - detox
I woke up this morning to this: Highly disappointing because I originally planned on going to the Aquatic Park this morning! Was torn for a while, debating if I should brave the cold anyway, or wuss out and find an indoor pool >”< My shoulders are not feeling any better today, and a wetsuit will ...