Discipline versus Care

Just this week it happened again.  Someone asked about my next race (a safe-bet conversation topic these days) and then shook their head saying 'I admire your self-discipline.'  The clear implication was one I hear both verbally and between the lines over and over again: 'I could never do that.'  I gently pushed back, trying … Continue reading Discipline versus Care

Advice for New Triathletes

As I prepare for my first ever solo Olympic-length triathlon, I’ve been reflecting a bunch on my first few races.  I like to tell people I got conned into my first race–a friend talked me into joining her and then had to back out a few weeks before the race.  But something stuck.  I don’t … Continue reading Advice for New Triathletes

Advice for Training while Traveling

Vacation.  Conferences.  Holiday trips to see family.  How many promising new habits and routines have I buried in those seemingly short disruptions to my daily life?  Even just two or three days can reset old patterns, in eating, exercising, and so much else, in ways that can feel frustrating and discouraging.  But when I was … Continue reading Advice for Training while Traveling

Advice on Eating for Training or Weight-loss

I'll start this post out with a disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or even a really good role model when it comes to food. In fact, I probably have no business presuming to write about it. But as with running and cycling, I've done a good bit of eating (and eating while training) and I've … Continue reading Advice on Eating for Training or Weight-loss