The One About My First Triathlon: Race Recap

First things first. Why did I decide to do a triathlon? Good question! I’m glad you asked. Several times along the journey to race day, I asked myself this question too. After I completed my first [and only] marathon [so far], I knew I didn’t want to train for another one anytime soon but I also wanted to do something that challenged me physically like the triathlon and training for the triathlon did. I’d recently [read 3 years ago] learned to ride a bike, I had been taking swim lessons on and off for 2 years, I had the running down pat, obviously, so a triathlon seemed perfectly logical! Also, I’m turning 30 this year so the goal became: Complete a triathlon before Read More

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The one about Actually Completing My First Full Marathon: Grand Rapids Marathon Race Recap

Phew! That might just be the longest blog post title I’ve ever written ;). So yes, the tl;dr version of this post is that I finished the marathon. And that alone, is EVERYTHING! I should just end the post here, enough said, *mic drop*. But no, I like to be extra on occasion, so I will provide a painfully Read More

The one about My Journey To Another PR

Just a few weeks before my recent half marathon, I was telling my friend that I was sure my PR (personal record) days were over. To be honest, I was tired. Literally tired and then tired of training. I had been “training” for over 3 months through a particularly trying winter and I was just ready to be done so I wouldn’t have to run for some time. And by training, I mean Read More