Post Ironman Life

Guys, I’ll be honest…the post Ironman blues have hit HARD. The past two weeks have been a bit of a struggle both mentally and physically. I haven’t done a single workout aside from a few of 20-30 minute yoga sessions. I’ve been recovering HARD. I’ve gotten an 90 minute massage, had a chiropractor appointment, taken…

Cheer to 31

Where did the year go? I feel like I was just dreading the fact that I was going to be 30 not too long ago. This year flew by and I will say that 30 was way better than I had anticipated. It has been an incredible year in Florida and there is no better…

Ironman Chattanooga: The Red Carpet

Here’s the tough part. I said that I wasn’t going to cry in my last post but this one gives me chills. I hit that mile 25 marker and I couldn’t believe it. Today I was going to be an Ironman. I remember hitting that last turn, hearing the crowd and almost bursting into tears….

Ironman Chattanooga – The Bike and Run

This part is always so hard. I love writing the recaps and sharing the journey with each of you and I like reliving the race day….but it’s also super emotional for me. So let’s see how far I get before I start crying. Wake up was around 5AM on race day. I ate my oatmeal,…

Ironman Chattanooga: Recap Part I

Let the fun begin… I thought packing for a half Ironman was challenging…I feel like I’m going away for an eternity when it comes to packing for a full. I’ve been packing for almost 2 weeks and I’m sure there is something I’m forgetting. Luckily I had some great resources to leverage when it came…

My Ironman Race Plan

******************************************************** Ironman Chattanooga 2018 This is YOUR Journey…Make it Great Don’t stress. Do your very best. Appreciate each step. Forget the rest. ******************************************************** Person Goals: A) Sub 12:00 (if the perfect day and everything goes right) B) Sub 13:00 (nutrition/mechanics on bike and slower run) C) 4:00 Marathon D) Not panic on the swim E)…

Tracking Ironman Chattanooga

Race day is approaching (5 days) and I wanted to share all the details on how to track me on this 144.6 journey. If you go to the link below you will be able to see live coverage on race morning including the red carpet finish line. Watch Live Here For live updates on where…

The Beginning of Taper

Taper tantrums are under control but getting ready for this Ironman has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I don’t know why I get so anxious 1-2 weeks before the race. I doubt my fitness, I feel tired, lethargic, and struggle to wrap my head around completing the race. BUT, I’m getting through…

2 Week Countdown till 144.6

2 weeks to go and i’m a bit nervous. I try to keep myself in order and calm, but this distance is nothing to mess with. 4 elements…swim, bike, run and nutrition. I’ve been training since right after Boston and it’s been LONG (as you know if you have been keeping up with my weekly…

Final Weeks: Workouts 9/3 – 9/9

Well folks, the weeks are flying by and September 30th is just around the corner. I’ve started to get things prepped and got my packing lists together for Chattanooga. I will say that after my big weekend last week, this body is ready to taper. Normally I’m not a big fan of tapertown, but this…