When I started running as a high school freshman, I had no idea it would turn into an integral part of my day-to-day life. A few tough practices and a race or two, and I was hooked.
Since then, I’ve moved from the casual 5K to half and full marathons. I picked up triathlon a few summers back, and as of September 2011, I’m an Ironman. In 2012, I’ll be taking what I’ve learned over the past few seasons and focusing on smart training, strategic racing, and upping the ante on performance. Fun (and challenging) times ahead, y’all.
This blog interweaves a few of my passions — training, racing, travel and food, for example — and how they drive me crazy yet keep me sane. It’s my ups and downs, a record of my achievements and a way to stay accountable when things get tough. And they will get tough.
So stay with me for photos, recipes, race reports and more.
A few details: I’m a DC resident but a Savannah native (with dreams of moving Out West), a journalist by day but a health/wellness nut by night, a life-long Blue Devil, a conversational Russian speaker and the eldest of three girls.
Things I like: my Garmin 310XT, early morning workouts, DC’s 14th St, kitchen gadgets, solo travel, brunch, books, color coding, Versus cycling coverage, Riverview, collecting bicycles
Things I dislike: cold weather, icy roads, slow drivers, junk email
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