Category Archives: Weekly Recap

Generic Update on 2014

I feel the need to post something after discussing with Emily why all triathletes feel the need to have a website, the value of it, what her goals should be, etc etc. Anyway, figured now might be a good time to check on this ol’ bad boy, which has been dormant for pretty much the entire season.

That’s okay though, because I’ve been doing a pretty okay job documenting my athletic accomplishments via Twitter (look to the left) and Instagram (look to the right). I try to be respectful enough of FB, which has my largest network of friends, and limit the posting there.

So, anyone reading this probably knows how my season went. I couldn’t run for a long time, so I started bike racing. I won a lot at the cat 5 & 4 level, and moved up to 3 by the end of the season, and I think I can move up to 2 next season. Lots of highlights and fun with the bike racing, I can only say I wish I got into it sooner.

I finally got my leg healthy after DNS/not even entering 5 races, and managed to scrape together a last minute season.  The highlight, of course, being racing at my “hometown” race, Princeton 70.3, and coming 2nd in my AG, and qualifying for 70.3 World Championships next year in Zell am See-Kaprun. That’s Austria (not the land down under). All focus is on that for next year.

I’m currently quite plump, and am slowly starting to work that off, but it’s a lot easier to put it on then get it off. Fortunately, my main focus is running faster, which is also the best way to lose weight. I suppose not drinking a bunch and eating greasy/BBQ food will also help. #offseason

I do, at the bare minimum, need to thank some people, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ll try and get that out in the next few weeks. Fortunately, those people all know who they are, so the post will be more for me to publicly praise them – which each one of them deserves, anyway.

I wish I could commit to writing more frequently on here, but I can’t, so I won’t. I’m sure that if I am healthy all next season, I’ll be more engaged in the sport(s) and feel the need to pat myself on the back more often, so maybe that will lead to more writing. Whenever I write, I think to myself, “gosh, it’s nice to have more than 140 characters to put my thoughts together, or not live in fear of being unfriended by 5 friends because I posted another picture of me in spandex.” But then I go 7 months without writing. So, we’ll see what happens. But in the mean time, I’ll keep working hard. Follow along on the two aforementioned social media apps.

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July & August Update

A lot has happened in the past weeks since my last posting (just over 8 weeks has gone by, in fact!), and my ability to juggle multiple hats has been pushed to the limits in that time period. Fortunately, I believe that I’ve gotten past the worst point, and my stress levels should lessen from here on out, or at the least, not get worse. The hats I was juggling probably aren’t that different from most people in my shoes, whomever those people might be, but they started to wear on me. In no particular order: GMAT prep class, GMAT exam prep, GMAT exam, thinking about b-school applications, training, work and earning additional responsibilities, trying to enjoy the summer, travel to Vancouver for a cousin’s wedding and then Milwaukee for these races, trying to be a good family member and friend, and constant concerns and thoughts about the future and how all of these hats will tie into my future. There is good to take from all of this, though. This summer has finally forced me to prioritize things and say “no” to people, which isn’t something I like doing. I suspect that many triathletes face a similar struggle, and ultimately, the more hats you have, the less quality work and time you can put into each one. I’ve always known that I like to tiptoe on the line of busy-but-not-pulling-my-hair-out-stressed, but this summer I finally felt myself losing my balance. So, I had to make the challenging, and not enjoyable, decision to de-prioritize some things from my calendar, including taking some things completely off. But instead of being sad about that, I’ll reflect back on all of this as a chance to grow and develop as a person, as well as make sure that the things I am continuing to concentrate on hold a greater amount of my attention, effort, and energy, so there’s the good! Continue reading July & August Update

The Week That Was – Ending 04/28, 05/05, 05/12, 05/19


It’s finally race season, and the video above accurately depicts how fucking stoked I feel about it! With two races under my belt since my last update, I suppose it’s time that I update this thing again. So, what’s the excuse this time? Well, lack of time, I suppose. [insert long paragraph here about all of my time commitments]. Regardless, I need to get back on the weekly grind of doing this. Some of the highlights of the past couple of weeks include:

  • Two races, two podiums
  • Winning a cash prize at one race
  • Getting to race in my Wattie Ink. kit for the first time
  • Throwing down some nasty swim and run PRs
  • Receiving my Blueseventy Helix wetsuit just in time for my first race (see above)
  • Seeing my BFFs in Worcester and seeing HCMR race well at Eastern Sprints
  • Seeing my brother’s last collegiate race in Philly
  • Starting GMAT prep classes (Austin here I come!)
  • having a work assignment be “order a giant ass check”
  • getting told I need to re-test FTP

On to the numbers…

Continue reading The Week That Was – Ending 04/28, 05/05, 05/12, 05/19

The Week That Was – Ending 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21

At least I have a valid excuse this time — shortly after my last blog post, I spilled a drink on my laptop. Sent it off for repairs, which took 3 weeks. I got it back and the keyboard still hasn’t been fixed, so I will shortly be calling to complain and get this sorted out. Spoiler alert: there will probably be another delay with the next blog post going up. Couple updates on things after the weekly updates.

03/31/13
S: 11450y, 191′
B: 125.25mi, 446′
R: 36.04mi, 290′

04/07/13
S: 7550y, 121′
B: 43.36mi, 160′
R: 21.57mi, 174′

04/14/13
S: 10850y, 172′
B: 135.17mi, 478′
R: 43.09mi, 350′

04/21/13
S: 3800y, 48′
B: 165mi, 549′
R: 29.10mi, 236′

Continue reading The Week That Was – Ending 03/31, 04/07, 04/14, 04/21

The Week That Was – Ending 03/10/13, 03/17/13, and 03/24/13

Definitely going to tag this post with “slacker.” I’ll chalk some of the delay up to coming home from Florida, plus getting settled back in, plus getting slammed with work, plus being generally unmotivated as the cold weather has sucked ass for training. Quick recap on the previous weeks, and then some more stuff.

Continue reading The Week That Was – Ending 03/10/13, 03/17/13, and 03/24/13