Author: Sassy

I’m a girl with a lot to yammer about, even if I don’t actually have a lot to say.

I.AM.AN.IRONMAN.

I.AM.AN.IRONMAN.

Just call me Sarah Ironman Rockwell from now on, because I FREAKING DID IT!!!! In the span of a few short years, I went from this… to this… When I first got into the sport, I laughed at the thought of ever doing a full Ironman. That was a sport for the elite, for the …

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The weird truth about transformation

The weird truth about transformation

I went in for my last strength session before Ironman, and was trying to describe to Josh how weird I feel about my body right now. I’ll get more into that in a minute, but he said something to me that really stuck in my brain. After I pointed at my bicep as I executed …

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Holy crap, I survived…

Holy crap, I survived…

I MADE IT THROUGH OVERLOAD. The three hardest, most intense weeks of training I’ve ever experienced. 21 days without rest. And lucky for us, it was unseasonably hot here AND my A/C went out on day 13 and didn’t come back until day 19, so it was extra miserable. Not only was the house HOT …

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Time flies when you’re havi-zzzzzz….

Time flies when you’re havi-zzzzzz….

via GIPHY Oh hi. It’s day 10 of overload. Let’s review the previous 9 days, shall we? Okay then… DAY ONE: Labor Day. Got to the pool when it opened, still nursing some hip flexor/leg issues and pulled a 4000m swim. Boom. Day one, done. DAY TWO: Leg felt OK on the morning run, but …

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Pre-overload BLAH

Pre-overload BLAH

After my really-good-but-not-what-I-worked-for race results, I definitely hit a big funk. Not my normal post-race blues, either…I wasn’t sad the event was over. I was relieved it was behind me, that I got through it. This time last year, that would have been it for me. My season ended at Ohio last summer. This year, …

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Race Report: Route 66 Half Iron Distance

Race Report: Route 66 Half Iron Distance

This is a hard race report to write. I want to be really clear about this: I am absolutely proud of the work I put in on Saturday, and the sheer mental grit I found to pull me through the day. I PRed my overall 70.3 time, as well as every leg of the race, …

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Almost time for 70.3 number 3!!!

Almost time for 70.3 number 3!!!

After a rough couple of build weeks, I am pleased to report that I had an awesome solo weekend of training. Granted, it was shorter due to my upcoming 70.3, but I had some really great realizations and positive reassurances that will serve me well heading to Springfield, IL this weekend for my third half-iron …

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Rest Day with Ranty McRanterpants

Rest Day with Ranty McRanterpants

If you’re looking to be surrounded by warmth and positivity today, take this hug and go. Go now. Run. I love you and will see you later. If you’re interested in a mad rant and some sublime self-deprecating humor, please warm up your brain nuggets with this gem and buckle up, buttercups. I hear people …

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What the hell was I thinking?

What the hell was I thinking?

Pretty sure that would be the title of my memoir, though I don’t presume anyone would care enough to read mine. This phrase runs through my brain about a million times a week. Gotta get up and train? What the hell was I thinking, signing up for yet another race? Gotta go to work? What …

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Self Love is Hard as Sh*t

Self Love is Hard as Sh*t

Last week, I shared a few photos on social media of my journey, in the hopes that by owning them, it wouldn’t be as cringe-inducing to see them re-posted by my personal trainer and my coach this week as success stories. I could only bring myself to share one of the many before/afters I’d taken …

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