Brain Re-calibration About a month out from the Boulder Half Ironman, I realized I needed to recalibrate my brain. I hadn’t done a triathlon since the epic Ironman experience more than a year ago, and I could tell that my brain was discounting how tough covering 70.3 miles was going to be. Fortunately, I hadContinue reading “Making it Work (in Silver Sandals)”
I’ve been trying to get into mountain biking recently, but it has often left me frustrated and sometimes even in tears. I have a hard time accepting that it is VERY different than road biking AND that it doesn’t come naturally to me despite how similar it is to horseback riding (which I spent manyContinue reading “Overcoming Fear in a Safe Space”
A week ago today, Zach and I were getting home from a 3-day triathlon camp that was hosted by Team MPI in Henderson, Nevada. I have been intending to write a post about camp ever since we got back, and I finally sat down to follow through on that intention today. We arrived at campContinue reading “Team MPI Spring Training Camp”
What do you think of this one legged bike drill that I featured for the Skirt Sports Workout of the Week?
The Boulder Half Ironman this past weekend was my “A” race for the 2017 season. It’s THE thing I’ve been working towards since coming back from breaking my rib late last summer. I had other important races and goals this year, but nothing was as important to me as this race (as far as athleticContinue reading “Race Day Flexibility”
In addition to missing a bone in my leg, part of the condition I was born with means that my left leg is 7+ inches shorter than my right. Nearly 3 inches of that difference is in my femur (the part of my leg between hip and knee), and that difference gets made up forContinue reading “Cycling with a Leg Length Discrepancy”
I feel like 2016 has had me constantly fighting to get off the struggle bus, mostly because this year has thrown quite a few monkey wrenches at me, including an accident that totaled my car in January, a month-long bout of bronchitis in March that had linger effects, and a broken rib from a bikeContinue reading “Giving Thanks for a Tough Year”
Logistics are something every triathlete must consider, and there are additional potential considerations for me as an amputee. This post is meant to be educational for amputees new to triathlon so they will get a little glimpse into the additional things I consider prior to race day. I don’t intend to address all the logisticsContinue reading “The Amputee Athlete’s Additional Logistical Considerations”