In the year of Ironman training I have thought an obsessive amount about bike power meters. The bike leg of triathlon is probably where I could see the most improvement. I struggle with focus because I am the most alone during the bike, compared to the swim & run parts of the race. I’m an extrovert… Continue reading Screen Time: A Zwift Review
So it’s January 14 and I think I’ve figured out what I want to do this year. And that goal setting process (honestly, process? more like obsessive rumination punctuated by constant distraction) helped me see the need for a bit more honesty than an Instagram account can provide. Which brings me back to this post!… Continue reading Goals & Honesty
It’s happened. Winter has arrived in Minnesota. Strangely, I start to feel like we might get away without the bitter cold blasts of January – especially when the last week of December had 24 degree temperatures and rainy days! The literal bright spot for me is the sunshine. It’s as sunny as it is cold… Continue reading Running in the Bitter Cold
On the first day of cross country practice one runner said to another, “that shirt is way too small! You look weird.” I stepped right in with, “that’s what is so great about cross country: weirdos belong!” And the ‘weird-o’ with the small shirt says, “I am SO good at being weird. This is going… Continue reading Weirdos Wanted; Coaching Cross Country
Last week I swam my first Masters Swim practice. I had been stalking this group for about 2 years now. I follow them on social media. I engage its’ members in conversations about the amazingness of the group. But for some reason I just couldn’t pull the trigger and join already. After all I am far… Continue reading mas·ter: having or showing very great skill or proficiency
It was by accident that I started this run streak. I set out to run every day of our Mexico vacation to balance the family time and to not completely lose my fitness. Then we came home, the kids went back to school and the sun was shinning the way only a February sun can… Continue reading Lessons from a Run Streak
Winter weather can breed apathy and sadness. Being outside will lift the spirit and certainly make you feel something – even if it’s just cold!