A balance act life cycle

Healthy Balance Act

Through trial and error I learned a tough lesson.  Ironman requires a healthy balance act with nutrition.  Just because I burn thousands of calories during training weeks or 8,000 – 10,000 on race day, doesn’t mean I can eat junk. At times cupcakes sound great for breakfast. Electrolytes, here’s why it’s important to balance them. Read more about Healthy Balance Act[…]

Measure success

Measure Success

Beyond conquering the course and embracing the journey, Ironman offers an opportunity to have a tight body. Bring it on!!! To measure success I am tracking weight, inches, and training hours. Here are the results. Week 1 – 9 Training Hours: 95 Swim:   2,025 laps (either 25 yards or 25 meters) Ride:         420 miles Read more about Measure Success[…]

See the clutter

See the clutter: Be true to the vision.

Ironman training week 10, and my mid-morning snack is a bowl of cucumbers and tomatoes.  Would rather have a chocolate cookie, but then eating that won’t make my body tight. {{{ AAUGH }}} During the past few days I didn’t feel like posting much. I needed to clear the clutter and to focus on the Read more about See the clutter: Be true to the vision.[…]

Tired of Ironman training

7 Week Itch of Tri Training

Got a 7 week itch of tri training. The take away:  Sometimes the best thing to do is sleep. As much as I talk about being positive, having a healthy mind, at times I need an attitude adjustment.  That’s happening now, and that’s because I’m tired.  So, after a good night’s sleep everything will be Read more about 7 Week Itch of Tri Training[…]

Crash

Week 6 recap; Ironman training

This week’s training take away: Be aware.  That’s exactly what I thought right after tripping during Sunday’s run. It happened about 30 minutes into the run, right when my groove felt right.  Going to the beach by way of Molino Ave, near PCH in Long Beach.  I thought, okay, let’s not run this route again.  Read more about Week 6 recap; Ironman training[…]

Bike chain

Week 5 Recap; Ironman Training

After a tough week 4, which ended with a kick ass ride lead by the Warrior, week 5 left me feeling strong and positive. The take away: find joy in the process. Also, here’s a protein rich snack that fed my sweet tooth. Mix a few scoops of cottage cheese with a handful of fresh Read more about Week 5 Recap; Ironman Training[…]

Long Beach, CA

Discovering Long Beach

Today’s training started with a 90 minute run, and it’ll end with a 75 minute swim. Wanted to share a few thoughts about the run. Like always, my mind dreaded it. Within five minutes my breath is labored, I am sweating like crazy, and all I feel is body weight and no rhythm. If you’re Read more about Discovering Long Beach[…]

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano

Here’s the latest travel, ride and IM training connection:  San Juan Capistrano. I’ve ridden through SJC many times, both on the train and on my bike.  Love the history of the Mission and the swallows.  The rolling hills are beautiful and challenging.  The quiet streets can get loud after happy hour. Last Saturday I was Read more about San Juan Capistrano[…]

Honoring the Military

Back in July, feeling a bit patriotic and wanting to honor my Dad and nephew for their military service, I created an emergency ID out of military dog tags. When doing so the store made two; one with my name spelled correctly and one with it misspelled. Could I re-purpose a ruined military ID? Well, Read more about Honoring the Military[…]