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Tri-ing to be Athletic · 20h ago

The Amazing Race that is the Chicago Marathon: race recap part 2

Hi everyone! I'm back for the last part of the race, as promised!When we left off, I had just loaded up on Biofreeze. But the truth is, for almost the last half of the race, FOR 13.1 MILES, ...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 20h ago

The Amazing Race That is the Chicago Marathon: race recap part 1

On October 8th, I ran the Chicago Marathon.The day beforehand I flew to Chicago, met up with my bestie Erika and went to the expo, where we got our packets and played fun activities.In my de...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 1M ago

I'm Tapering and I'm ABSOLUTELY FINE

Well, here we are. One week until the Chicago Marathon and one week into my taper. This is my A race only race this year, To be honest, I think I'm doing a pretty good job of keeping the tap...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 2M ago

The Road to Chicago is Paved with Poor Decisions

As of today, I am 4 weeks out from the Chicago Marathon. And I have absolutely no idea what my race day will look like. My training has been, oh, what's the word?That's the word.It actually ...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 3M ago

This Is *Technically* Fun

I've come to the point in my training where I have started technical runs: speed intervals, tempo runs, and long runs.In case you missed it, I'm running the Chicago Marathon with Erika in Oc...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 5M ago

We Did It!

You guys. It finally happened.This blog has reached:See?And it only took 6 years, 6 months, and 8 days.Now, you might think that is a very long time to reach 1 million hits.You would be wron...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 5M ago

Suspension Straps: an exercise in suspension of reality

A few months ago we moved into our new place. It's a condo, and it comes with amenities, like a rooftop seating area with a large TV (that no one ever uses), and a gym.More like a room with ...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 8M ago

I've Got Heart and Courage, Yes I Do! I've Got Heart and Courage, How 'Bout You?

Hi everyone! Today, I have a different kind of story to tell you, so grab your coffee/tea/hot water with lemon/Diet Coke and get comfy.This is the story of a girl named Kebby.Kebby was  alwa...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 9M ago

Guess Who's Training for an Ironman?

This girl!It is most definitely not me.So, Erika came to visit as my first house guest and we went out to explore some of the finer things in LA.The day she arrived we went straight to Holly...
Tri-ing to be Athletic · 11M ago

My Continuing Quest of the Sub-2 Half Marathon

I started writing this race recap last month, but got writer's block. Then we bought a place and that kept me pretty busy.November had me like:And then December had me like:But now we're set...