Tag: ironman training

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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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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Hello again, anxiety…

Hello again, anxiety…

Being a triathlete is hard. Being a halfway responsible grownup is hard. Being both of those at the same time is hard. Being both of those AND dealing with anxiety and depression? Well, it’s hard AF. Not always. Some days, like a lot of days I’ve had recently, have been easy. I cherish these days, …

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