Respecting the Distance

Respecting the Distance

Yesterday, I had an epiphany while riding my bike out to Montauk.

I do not enjoy biking enough to ride 56 miles. (After I’ve swam 1.2 and before running 13.1.)

I originally signed up for this Half-Ironman because I wanted a new challenge. I had run four marathons, and I had beat my sub-4 goal that I’d been trying for. I’d done some triathlons, and finally really enjoyed one. Its distance was…

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Propel Challenge: Add Flavor ( + Measure Hydration)

Propel Challenge: Add Flavor ( + Measure Hydration)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

For part of their “Add Flavor” challenge, Propel has wanted us to monitor our hydration levels throughout various workouts, and hydrate accordingly.

Good thing it’s summer…

Because I’m sweating a lot.

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The easiest way to monitor your hydration level is through your pee. So…

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What’s an Athlete?

What’s an Athlete?

Google’s definition of what an athlete is says so much, don’t you think?

What's an athlete?

Proficient and skilled are a matter of opinion, but the Latin/Greek roots are pretty clear and the definition I’d been working with since I was on the tennis and gymnastic teams in high school (and briefly swimming and track, but those are stories for another day.)

A race is a competition, and I enter races all the time,…

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Propel Hydration Challenge

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, Propel taught us a few things about hydration that I wanted to share with you.

For example, you may already be showing up for your workout slightly dehydrated, which can obviously affect your performance. If you’ve had a few glasses of wine the night before, a lot…

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NYC Tri: My First Olympic Tri!

NYC Tri: My First Olympic Tri!

Yesterday, I completed my first Olympic-distance triathlon!

And it went better than I expected!

The morning started at 4am, when my alarm went off. Miraculously, I slept really well. Once I dropped my bike off yesterday, I sort of felt like things were out of my hands and I got this weird sense of calm about the race.

I’d laid all my stuff out last night but it still took me a good 40 minutes to…

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I did it!!!!! #nyctri My mom + @laceybee522 = best cheering squad EVER. I am a lucky lady. ❤️🏊🚴🏃🐠 (at Hudson River)

I did it!!!!! #nyctri My mom + @laceybee522 = best cheering squad EVER. I am a lucky lady. ❤️🏊🚴🏃🐠 (at Hudson River)

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Casual Friday Afternoon Ninja Warrioring

Casual Friday Afternoon Ninja Warrioring

HI!

I’ve probably never mentioned that I love my job, right? (P.S. Today is our first birthday!)

Today’s work activity was particularly fun. We called it a day at 3pm and headed out to Brooklyn Zoo (not the kind with animals) to meet up with the Greatist crew for a little mingling and jumping around.

I was expecting something more…

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A Weekend in Savannah

A Weekend in Savannah

Four years ago, I decided I’d go to the Healthy Living Summit. I started following a Twitter list of bloggers going, and one of those bloggers just so happened to be in NYC. She tweeted something about having an extra spot for a yoga event, and I decided it was a great way to meet someone else going to this conference. The yoga event ended up getting rained out, but I met one of my best friends…

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#PropelFit Challenge: Work Out with Friends

#PropelFit Challenge: Work Out with Friends

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

This month, Propel has been asking us to work out with a friend for our Add Flavor challenge. That’s not much of a challenge for me, since I love to work out with friends, but okay.

So far, most of my tri training has been solitary. This has definitely been a departure from…

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I Feel Alive

I feel so alive. May I hazard to say, more alive than I’ve ever felt?

I have a job I love so very much with supportive and amazing coworkers turned friends. It challenges me each and every day, and it’s something I’m so passionate about.

I finished a huge volunteer commitment that was something I never thought I could do, and that many times throughout those two years, I didn’t think I could do.

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