Category Archives: triathlon

Ready to Tri

Tomorrow I’ll be competing in my first triathlon in a year. I should be packing up my gear right now, but I’m having a hard time getting focused. It took me almost an hour to finish making my coffee this … Continue reading

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Ocean Fun

For as long as I can remember I’ve insisted I was born to live near the water. A tropical (or sub-tropical) beach would be ideal, but honestly I wouldn’t complain about a small shack on the river or a lake. … Continue reading

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Giving Myself a Break

It can be hard to convince an athlete to take time off. If you’ve ever approached a runner during  her taper before a big race, I’d imagine you’ve learned to do so only with extreme caution. It’s not just the … Continue reading

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Endorphins Are Unreliable Bastards

There are a lot of reasons I love being an athlete,  and (for better or worse) many of them center around being an endorphin junkie. Yes, it’s great knowing that training is good for my health (occasional injuries not withstanding). … Continue reading

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Releasing Fear

I’ve been thinking about fear, and its role in an athlete’s life, off-and-on for over a year.  Anyone who has experienced competition knows about nerves. But fear is a different beast all together. Fear can be a good thing – that … Continue reading

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