Wow! Thank goodness the holidays are OVER. Every year we say it… and every year we let it happen again. Inactivity plus delicious holiday foods and sweets everywhere and BAM! There’s a good 10 pounds hanging itself on my belly and my hips. I cannot confirm that this is only 10 pounds, shoot… it may […]
So what self-respecting, super-SLOW triathlete wouldn’t want to throw her hat in the ring for a full Ironman? I feel like I’ve been on a steady journey towards the ULTIMATE triathlon. I have done every distance of tri up to a 70.3 race. Every time I train for a longer event… I think, wow, the […]
Today was the day of a big announcement! I was amazingly lucky and was chosen to be on the Seattle Team LUNA Chix triathlon team. I’m really looking forward to being an official part of the team going forward. Blogging for Luna was a really great experience last season… and I got to know how […]
If you’ve stumbled across this site, please note that it is under construction. My previous blogs are located at www.athenatriathlete.wordpress.com, and also there is my blog from this summer’s adventures at teamlunachix.com (please click on Kristine). Stay tuned for a new look and feel here and new posts soon!
Remember when you needed the motivation to start? Remember when you thought you couldn’t run a mile without stopping? Remember when you thought you couldn’t make it one more step? Remember when you wanted to quit? Remember when you were nervous signing up for your first race? Remember when you had a breakthrough? Remember when […]
I’m always looking to get more efficient and FASTER at swimming. Here is an interesting article about “deep catch” swimming vs. “sculling”. Click here for the article in the New York Times.
If you’re wondering where this Athena Triathlete has been, I’ve been blogging weekly for Luna Bar since April. Slide on over to the teamlunachix.com website and check out some of my posts! Here is the latest: A Little Slice of (Cycling) Heaven
I had the great pleasure of attending the Luna Chix Summit back at the end of March. The Summit is a kick-off for the season where all the Luna Chix local team members are invited to Luna Bar / Clif Bar Headquarters for seminars, training, and a lot of fun! I was thrilled to get […]
You can run away from your problems — literally. My brother, Robert, is living proof of that. This past weekend he ran his first 1/2 marathon. He ran it in an impressive 2:02! He trained for the race, but only really has been running for the past 3 months. By any normal standards, this would […]
This week I started my training for my first marathon. I’ve been thinking about writing about it… the start of my training “season”, and how hard it it is get back into the swing of things when it is winter and (maybe) you’ve taken a little too much time off. But my next training run […]