My New Tri Gear

I got some new triathlon gear! I pre-ordered this limited edition No Meat Athlete tri outfit months ago and it just arrived. When I ordered it back in May I was struggling with plantar fasciitis and my decision to drop out of Tri For a Cure based on my doctor’s recommendation. That might seem like the worst time to order new triathlon gear, but it was actually the best. Hitting “submit” on that order form […]

A Beautiful, Beautiful Bike Ride

We’re making the most of the last full week of summer before school starts! The boys are in sailing camp every day this week from 1-4 pm. They’re sailing tiny little sailboats around the dock area and loving every second. There’s not really enough time for me to go back home in between, so Monday I had lunch and watched the eclipse in Portland with Greg, Tuesday I went Freeport outlet shopping with my mom, […]

Grabbed a morning bike ride

This morning I woke up before Greg and the kids (thank you, jet lag!) so I sneaked out for a beautiful morning bike ride. The cat tried to alert everyone of my departure, but I made it out the door before anyone awakened and was rewarded with some gorgeous views. In summer, the key to my workouts is opportunity, not consistency. The week the boys were in summer camp, I biked over 60 miles. I’m […]

Tri For a Cure is Less Than 3 Months Away!

Three-month countdown I woke up Sunday to an e-mail reminder that Tri for a Cure 2017 is only 3 months away! Will I be ready to swim, bike and run? So little time In order to prepare I’m ramping up my running with the Couch to 5K running program 3 days a week. I am also trying to swim twice a week and should start biking twice a week. Plus I like trying a new Equinox […]

Yesterday’s swim workout

Warm up 100 yard swim 50 yards pull 50 yards kick Drill 4 x 75 yards (25 kick, 25 tap front then back drill, 25 swim) Swim  4 x 150 yard swim with timed recovery Drill 8 x 50 yards pull with paddles, set focus each time, timed recovery Cool down 50 yard swim easy Had a great swim with my swim coach yesterday. Progress is gradual and slow but exciting. I’ve gone from a 50 […]