Category Archives: Triathlon

Catch up Race Reports

Hi! Long time, no see. So sorry for the radio silence; life’s sure been busy. This site is named for a good reason, isn’t it? It’s all about prioritizing the good stuff in and among the best. First comes coffee, then family and loved ones, next is work (have to pay the bills, right?), then training, and then comes fun website stuff. Dead last is housecleaning, laundry, and shopping as evidenced by the current state of my house. Pictures unavailable! But I want to do a quick catch-up on some races I did over the past few months, and I need to do… Read more »

Litchfield Triathlou: Olympic-Distance Triathlon

As I write this late race recap for the “Litchfield Triathlou”, I’ve got three triathlons under my belt. Two were sprint-distance races, which is generally something like a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride, and then a 5K run. The first one went fine; I loved it! The second one, the Chicago Triathlon, was no small feat. In fact, it was not fun at all. You can read my race report here if you’d like to know more details, but the biggest problem with that race was that I had some kind of attack (panic, asthma, allergy to the lake… Read more »

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Chicago Triathlon

The Chicago Triathlon!? WOW! I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post when I said I had two more triathlons to do in the next six weeks. I’ve been in the midst of my last ten-week term of grad school, changing jobs and training at work, and training for a longer-distance triathlon. I guess sometimes it’s hard to write about being fit and busy when you’re living it. But, since tomorrow is the Litchfield Triathlou, my first Olympic-distance tri, i figured I’d better post a recap of the Chicago Triathlon I did two weeks ago. First of all,… Read more »

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Six Weeks to Go: Two More Triathlons

Two more Triathlons! I’m in the final six weeks until my first Olympic-distance (aka International-distance) triathlon. The Litchfield Triathlou is on September 11th, and on my way there, I’ll be picking up another sprint-length tri on August 28th, the Chicago Triathlon. FYI: Sprint distance is usually .5-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride, and a 5k. The Olympic distance is usually a 1-mile swim, a 30-mile bike ride, and a 10k. Some courses are a bit shorter, but those lengths are in the ballpark. Last week, my training partner Stacy and I drove two hours to the Chicago lakeshore to take an… Read more »

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Esprit de She Race Report

I love reading detailed race reports, so I write them as I like to read them. If you’d prefer something less wordy, here are some bullet points about the Esprit de She. Esprit de She is an awesome event! I did great–reached all my goals. The swim was harder than I expected. Cried at the finish line. Will do this race again and again. Now, if you want all the details about my experience here you go… Esprit de She This past Sunday, my friend Stacy and I competed in the 2016 Gildan Esprit de She triathlon in Naperville, IL. It… Read more »