Photo by Justin Luau Ironman St. George was not my first choice of race. I had signed up for Ironman Santa Rosa 2020, shortly after signing up for Santa Rosa 70.3. Both of those registrations came on the heels of an extremely frustrating and disappointing crash during a local olympic triathlon, in which I failed … Continue reading Ironman St. George 2022
We've lived in Colorado for a whopping 6 weeks, and in that time, I am pretty sure we've seen every season. It snowed the first week we were here; it was beautiful but rained in the afternoons; and now the days are easily in the 90s by noon. My body is all sorts of confused, … Continue reading Whoa, summer!
I returned to Aptos for the third year in a row for the 32nd Sandman and was once again thrilled to toe the line. After some upheaval in my day job the week prior, a wedding in Lake Tahoe the day before, and general stress around equipment, cars, and commuting, I was not sure how … Continue reading Sandy but so solid: Sandman 2017
The Russian River is an amazing place. The past two winters, while California struggled in a long drought, rainstorms upstream turned Guerneville (former home of the swim start for the Vineman) and Monte Rio into Atlantis - that is, they were momentarily underwater. These towns are used to the river overflowing its banks, however, and … Continue reading Back to the Russian River: Monte Rio Olympic Triathlon
If you want to be transported to the roots of triathlon, this is the race for you. I love this race – low key, competitive, and super fun. I’m so glad I raced it last year and I’m thrilled I was able to race it again this year. The Sandman is no joke. You start … Continue reading Challenge and Chill – Sandman 2016
Here we are! A year after what I had originally planned as my first triathlon. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned since that decision! First off: huge thank you to Topo Athletic, the incredible team behind the shoes that have taught me that running isn’t the WORST and that it is actually kind of … Continue reading Oakland Tri 2016!
I have procrastinated massively in writing this up. It isn't short. I'd like to say I've moved past this, but I can't lie - I haven't. I've had ten flats in less than two months, and now every time I ride I feel the anxiety pit in my stomach: will I flat again? Will I be stranded … Continue reading Monte Rio Sprint Tri 2016: Or, my race plan went to hell.
Whoops. Yell at me, I meant to share this yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. It revolves around food and togetherness. People wake up early to do an activity before gorging themselves (Turkey Trots, hikes, and so on), and then spend time together cooking and eating - I guess some people watch … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Post; or, Yes This is a Day Overdue