Life Doesn’t Care What Your Plan Is

I have gone back and forth several times in my own mind about whether or not to share this post, and expose my struggles this year, or even how honest and vulnerable to be. I tend to focus my energy on writing down the happy memories I want to keep. But I think there is…

Goodbye 2017!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has already come and gone. Sitting here looking at the fruits of all my labor, I understand why I’m so tired. It was a hard, but exciting year for me. I learned and grew a lot. I guess I can start with my 2016 stats, since I never got…

IMMT: The Day After

I had fallen asleep shortly after watching the last finishers and the fireworks. I woke up about 4 and a half hours later, wide awake. I don’t know if it was the leftover adrenaline, the sheer amount of caffeine I had put in my system, or something else. So I turned on my phone and…

Ironman Mont Tremblant: Race Day

Race day didn’t exactly start out the way I had imagined when I set my alarms for 3AM. As if that was not early enough, I woke up to the sound of loud voices outside of my window. I rolled over and looked at my phone: it was 2:30 in the morning. Who was out…

Ironman Mont Tremblant: Race Week

There is so much that goes into a training cycle for an Ironman. It truly is a journey. Unfortunately last year I fell so far behind with blogging about my experience, I couldn’t catch up. When your load increases and you still have the same finite amount of time to do everything, you learn how…

IMMT Peak Weeks

After Mass State, I still had my peak weeks leading up to Ironman Mont Tremblant. It was 6 weeks with training only and absolutely no racing. This time was critical for getting in my longest swims, rides, and runs. It was daunting to say the least. Although I had a lot of fun racing up…

Mass State 2017 Oly

After the wild string of events between the Nashua Tri and Rock Lobster Relay, I had about 3 weeks to prepare for my next race: Mass State. It’s a fast course and generally I find it super competitive. I love it! I planned to race all out. This would be my last race before Ironman…