First Triathlon Experience: I swam. I biked. I ran.

HITS Triathlon sprint

750 meter swim, 12.4 meter bike, 3.1 mile run.  No big deal. So I'm not the strongest swimmer, personally own a single speed, and am a seasonally, semi-dedicated runner.  This race kicked my butt. But it also invigorated, challenged, and motivated me to push myself beyond my limits of comfort, ease, and laziness. It ended … Continue reading First Triathlon Experience: I swam. I biked. I ran.

Stand Up Desk: Correct Standing Posture to Reduce Back Pain and Burn Calories

stand up desk

Did you know sitting is killing you?  It might not be AS bad as puffing on a nicotine stick, but being slave to a sedentary lifestyle is pretty much as bad as smoking. I sit at a desk all day long.... sitting for 8 hours wears on my back.  And my eyes.  And my poor … Continue reading Stand Up Desk: Correct Standing Posture to Reduce Back Pain and Burn Calories

Tri Training and Prep: Rookie Version

atomic athlete

Oh me oh my. My triathlon is in 2 weeks and I'm getting nervous! PREP TRANSITIONS:  First bike-run transition last week.  JELLY LEGS!  And not a good idea to bring my hydration pack (that I bought unknowingly in a MENS size, thanks, unknowledgable guy in the sporting goods section with the great idea to fit … Continue reading Tri Training and Prep: Rookie Version

Stressorexia: How to deal with stress in a healthy way

skinny girl

Some people stress eat; I stress starve.  In the last month I've lost 5 pounds and my butt that I worked so hard to create.  I'm still stronger and faster than I used to be, but I've whittled down a few inches and none of my clothes fit properly.  Loosing weight may sound great to … Continue reading Stressorexia: How to deal with stress in a healthy way