Category Archives: Fitness

Ordinary is extraordinary

When people look at me they see a mom and wife. What many people wouldn’t know is that I’m also a triathlete. I’ve been a triathlete for almost two years. It’s taken me about that long to say those words because I was never an athlete. But I am now. I AM A TRIATHLETE.

Today I’m so excited to watch the Ironman World Championship. Yes, it’s exciting to watch the professionals dominate this mentally and physically challenging sport, but I’m most inspired by the stories of the many women and men who are like me: Everyday working people who take care of their families and carve out enough time to devote to a sport they love. I’ve never done an Ironman, but nonetheless, it is a difficult sport at any level. We’re all ordinary people doing an extraordinary thing.

Back in the game

After training all year, I took a welcomed break from working out. I didn’t stop completely, but I reduced my hours drastically. Yesterday was the first day I swam since the Waterman’s Sprint Triathlon three weeks ago. I didn’t swim for a specific time or distance. I just swam until I felt like I couldn’t swim anymore and I felt great. It was like no time passed. This off season, I want to focus on strength training and improving my cycling and running speeds. I had a very detailed training schedule this year and I must devote the same attention to my off season workout schedule if I want to see improved results. It’s definitely time to get back in the game.