One week down, 19 to go!

I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!

20 Weeks

It's exactly 20 weeks until IM Louisville and the only shape I'm in is round. So once again it's time to get my ass in gear. IM Louisville will be my 3rd Ironman and I'm well aware of the work that needs to be done to finish without regretting toeing the line. For the next … Continue reading 20 Weeks

IM Oceanside 70.3 didn’t completely backfire. But it was close!

Welp... Once again I decided to start a big race with very little taining. I remember nearly a year ago discussing this race with Adam. He was giving me the usual hard time to register and meet him in San Diego for another 70.3.While we were arguing about discussing the details I was actully sitting on … Continue reading IM Oceanside 70.3 didn’t completely backfire. But it was close!

Disney Marathon Race Report

It’s been a while since I ran, trained, raced or blogged. So this week I attempted to remedy all of that. Waaaaaaaay back in April (I think) I registered for the Disney Marathon. Other than making travel and dinner reservations, that was probably the last time I thought about the race. I was really excited … Continue reading Disney Marathon Race Report

Time to race for a cause.

It's that time of year again. We're not sure which way the weather if going to lean but it doesn't matter because race season is right around the corner! I have some great races lined up starting with the Shamrock Shuffle 8k on April 7th. I decided to make my racing count again this year … Continue reading Time to race for a cause.

Chicago Marathon Disaster

Update 2/20/13: The team at is working like mad to get everything straightened out. Last night I received an email apologizing for the mixup, confirming my registration and acknowledging the double billing. By this morning I got another email authorizing the refund, which should be processed by my bank in a few days. However … Continue reading Chicago Marathon Disaster

What to do in 2013?

I've done virtually nothing since IMWI. Sure there were a couple 5k's and short rides while pulling my kids in a trailer. But no training. Part of the reason is that I'm not sure of my race schedule for 2013. Another part is..... lack of motivation? I'm not sure what to call it. I've been … Continue reading What to do in 2013?

Are you an Athlete or an Asshole?

That is the question I've been asking myself since my sprint race yesterday. The final results aren't in yet, but just based on feel it didn't go so great. The difference between being an athlete or asshole is simple and it all relates to how determined you are in your training and how hard you … Continue reading Are you an Athlete or an Asshole?

Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report

My season FINALLY started on Sunday. I have to admit I wasn't 100% excited about it in the weeks leading up to the race. For about a month I was suffering from training burnout. Just thinking about the workouts wore me out & I did a lot of slacking. On top of traveling for the … Continue reading Ironman Florida 70.3 Race Report

Shamrock Shuffle: a disappointing PR

The last few years the Shamrock Shuffle 8K has been my first race of the year. It marks the unofficial start of the running season in Chicago, so it seems fitting. I like running it because each year I PR which makes me feel good about the training I've done in the off season. I … Continue reading Shamrock Shuffle: a disappointing PR