First of all… running 15 miles is crazy. But that’s exactly what I did this weekend. I woke up on Saturday morning to a forecast for sun but the reality was fog. My husband and I milled around getting things ready. We had the plan that he would drive me out to a starting point […]
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Confessions of Today’s Long Run… Getting up and leaving your house to run 13 miles when it’s 40 degrees outside is hard. Having 2 glasses of wine the night before makes you dehydrated — don’t do that. A lady with a jogging stroller passed me (in my head I said… “go on with your bad […]
Brain fog, chronically sensitive to cold, night sweats, constant fatigue and sluggishness, dry skin, muscle stiffness, muscle weakness (in lower extremities), weight gain, depression. This is a laundry list of symptoms caused by Hashimoto’s Disease. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (a thyroid disorder that causes hypothyroidism) after my daughter was born. My daughter is now […]
This week it was announced that I am among 5 other bloggers chosen to write about our journey to the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May. Exciting stuff! What is even more exciting is that I actively started to use Twitter. (@AthenaTri) That’s right, I’m “tweeting” people. Call me a total newbie, but when I got […]
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.