Good-Bye To Addictions
I've noticed a couple strange side effects of my time off from running, in the form of addictions that just seemed to slide away when I began to cross-train with swimming. I didn't even realize these until one day, I just thought, "Hey...I usua... Read more
Bloomingfoods Breakaway 5k
See these girls? They're my girls. My group. My Bloomington "people". Some of the group has known each other for a long time. Some were strangers to the group, but knew ... Read more
Why Am I Doing This?
You know how I started running? Couch to 5k. When I started, I could barely run for a whole minute. It was SO hard. Over time, and with a commitment to get out of bed at 5:30am AT LEAST 3 times a week (usually 4-5 times), I saw my body change ... Read more
Half Marathon vs. Triathlon Training?
Got my lazy butt out of bed at 6am this morning so I could get the YMCA as soon as they opened up for Adult Open Swim. I really didn't want to go, so I had to bribe myself. "If I go swim for 1/2 hour now, I can get a skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte... Read more
Kicking Out The Doubt Demons
For this blog, I felt it only fitting to borrow a phrase originally coined by my friend (and author of the books "The Competitor In Me" and "The Competitor In Me II: Facing The Fear"), Francie Van Wirkus. Francie started out running and eventua... Read more
I AM A RUNNER
I AM A RUNNER because my runs have names. I do tempo runs and threshold runs and fartlek runs. I do long, slow runs and track workouts. My runs are defined, even if my abs are not.
I AM A RUNNER because my shoes are training equipment, not ... Read more
First Brick Workout
UGH. That about sums it up. OK, bye now.
Haha. Just kidding. So, here's the deal. I had the day off work, so I figured, "Why not give it a shot? I've got all this extra time!" But, when I rode 5.25 miles and ran 2 miles (later on) on Sa... Read more
First Bike Ride in 20 Years
Woke up this morning around 6:30am and tried to go back to sleep, but my body was awake. Then I remembered that my bike was ready to ride and, since the whole house was sleeping, I realized it would be a great time to take it out for a spin. G... Read more
It's NEVER Too Late
Ohhhhh friends...I. AM. BACK. Saw the ortho yesterday and he cleared me for a return to running program! This morning, I got up bright and early and started the program (5 minutes walking, 1 minute running - repeated 5 times). I was nervous, ... Read more
Ironman Louisville: Beyond The Finish Line/Thoughts on Ironman (Part 4 of 4)
Up until now, Iíve shared quite a lot of information about the athletes of Ironman Louisville. But, just for a moment, allow me to draw your attention to the unseen heroes of an Ironman race: the Ironman Support Team and the Volunteers.
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Ironman Louisville: 26.2 Mile Run/Finish Line (Part 3 of 4)
Immediately following their 5-6 hour ride through 112 miles of Kentucky terrain, the Ironman athlet... Read more
Ironman Louisville: 112 Mile Bike (Part 2 of 4)
Hubby and I had to walk Ĺ mile from our parking garage to the start of the Ironman Sunday morning. This transition area was the first sign of Ironman on our trek to the sw... Read more
Ironman Louisville: 2.4 Mile Swim (Part 1 of 4)
On Sunday, my husband and I had set our alarms for 3:30am, in order to arrive in Kentucky in time to catch the start of Ironman Louisville 2012 - the 6:50am Pro Swim Start.... Read more
This afternoon, I had swimming on my schedule. But, you guys, I just did not FEEL like going today. AT ALL. So, I said, "What's the big deal, Leah? One day of not swimming is not a big deal. Just skip it."
Well, that thought lasted for... Read more
30 Lengths in 30 Minutes
So, my blogs have been rather down in the dumps and mysterious the past few days. I'm happy to say that I've begun to come out of the over-emotional fog a bit and am adjusting to the "new normal" of my life.
Although I've been a bit out o... Read more
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