My alarm had only been off for five minutes when my three year old wandered into our bedroom. Still in bed I mentally prepared to race. “Mommy," she huffed, "I don’t feel--- BAAAAARRRRRFFFFFF!!!!” And like that my 3 year old vomited all over the dog’s bed. Fortunately, the dog sensed things were not going to … Continue reading Tri Santa Cruz: A Sick Toddler, Determination, and a Little Discretion
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -- Walt Disney “On your mark…get set…go!” and I was off. I pushed off the wall of the pool at San Luis Obispo (SLO) Swim Center for my 18 laps of the swim leg of my triathlon, and like that I was racing … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again Part 2
“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” -- John Wayne As I mentioned before I use to run a lot of races: half-marathons, 10kms, various trail run distances, and of course sprint triathlons. Then came the accidents and the long road to recovery. Since then I learned to walk again, then swim, … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again Part 1
Monterey and the Central Coast are notorious for fog and gloomy conditions throughout portions of the year, so much so that many locals will speak of the early summer as “June gloom” when the warm inland air meets the cool wet marine layer caused by the cold waters of the nearby Monterey trench off the … Continue reading Central Coast Saturday
Without a doubt Washington DC is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and alluring cities in the country. With its iconic landmarks and monuments, the Potomac River running along its western shore, and the quaint neighborhoods sprinkled throughout, Washington DC is a melting pot of culture, beauty, and history. Beyond the beauty of the city, … Continue reading City of Secrets
Sometimes you get into a funk in training and you find yourself struggling just to get a run in. Life has stepped in and more and more you find yourself procrastinating workouts, making excuses, and slowly watching your training plan fall apart. This was how I felt in late April: after a great March, I … Continue reading Fiesta!