Bike · Friday Five · Injury

Friday Five: Five Ways That Biking is Like Running

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another Friday Five Linkup with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney.  This week was kind of rough for me honestly.  Sometimes I think I’m getting through this injury just fine, and then I have a week like this one where I’m feeling pretty sad about not being able to run.  I’m not going to… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Ways That Biking is Like Running

BibRave Pro · Product Review · Training · Triathlon · Weekend

GNT Training: Week 5 & My New Favorite Shades

Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bermuda Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Hi everyone!  Another week of training for the Gold Nugget Tri is complete, and it was a pretty… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 5 & My New Favorite Shades

BibRave Pro · Friday Five · Product Review · Running

Friday Five: Five Favorite Running Jams

Disclaimer: I received the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Hi everyone!  It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for another Friday Five Linkup with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney!… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Favorite Running Jams

Running · The Tri Newbie Chronicles · Training · Triathlon

The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Running 101

Hi everyone!  Tri training is halfway done, and I’m almost not a tri newbie anymore!  But since I’m still in the middle of training, it’s time for another edition of the Tri Newbie Chronicles.  Today, it’s all about the run!  I’m not going to talk about running in a brick workout yet because if you… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Running 101

Bike · Swim · Training · Triathlon · Weekend

GNT Training: Week 4

Hi everyone!  I can’t believe that my very first triathlon is only 4 weeks away!  I’ve been training for the Gold Nugget Tri for 4 weeks now, and while I’m excited about all the progress that I’ve made, I’m also so nervous about how much I need to accomplish in the next month!  Here’s what… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 4

Friday Five · Half Marathons · Running

Friday Five: Five Favorite Running Memories

Hi everyone!  It’s been a minute since I participated in the Friday Five Linkup with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, but I wanted to participate today because the theme is “favorites”! If you read my blog you’ll know that I’m injured, and that it’s been quite the challenge getting me back to running again.  I’ve been… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Favorite Running Memories

Bike · The Tri Newbie Chronicles · Training · Triathlon

The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Buying Your First Road Bike

Hi everyone!  It’s been two weeks since my last edition of the Tri Newbie Chronicles, but I have to be honest – last week I was planning on posting about the run portion of the tri, but after finding out that my injury had returned I was just not mentally able to do it.  I’m… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Buying Your First Road Bike

Bike · Swim · Training · Triathlon

GNT Training: Week 3

Hi everyone!  Week 3 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training was mentally tough because my injury is back.  Yep.  I’ve had a few breakdowns about what this means for the future of my running ability, and I’m just so ready for my doctor’s appointment later today.  But, as always, training must go on!  And luckily I… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 3

Injury · Running

Welcome Back, Injury.

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but here it is:  I think my injury is back AGAIN.  And I’m furious this time because I really didn’t see this coming!  I’ve been doing everything right the last few months, so I’m really upset, confused, and frustrated. Yep.  Again. In case you’ve missed my whole… Continue reading Welcome Back, Injury.

HIking · Swim · Training · Triathlon · Weekend

GNT Training: Week 2

Hi everyone!  Week #2 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training went pretty well, but I definitely needed an extra rest day this week.  I haven’t trained for a race since last fall, so I guess it’s something I needed to ease into! Monday:  I did 30 minutes of swimming at my gym, which mostly ended up… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 2