All posts tagged: Triathlon

Getting LGFIT

  After the Nation’s Tri, I kind of, sort of, definitely lost all motivation to be active. This about sums it up. Aside from it being the end of the race season, I was just really overwhelmed and stressed with a lot of things and of course, the first thing to fall off my “priorities” list was anything that had to do was eating right, working out and sadly, blogging. It actually worked out perfectly that at that time, my friend Lauren reached out to me to ask if I wanted to try her 6 week personal coaching/training service. I  gladly agreed, knowing it would help me get back on track with fitness, but having no idea what a profound effect it would have on the rest of well-being. Lauren is an old high-school friend. She actually, un-knowing to me, grew up a mere 5 houses away from me my entire childhood. I’m sure I missed out on some good times as a kid! She recently, and courageously, began her own fitness business, Lauren Gassman Fitness (LGFIT). …

Tri-ing one year later.

2 weeks ago, I completed the Nations Triathlon. Well, it was actually turned into a Biathlon because the Potomac’s water didn’t meet regulation for “full human body contact” aka, it was full of poop…. again. 2/3 of a tri? Big bummer. Waking up at 5AM to complete a swim, bike and run? Fun! Waking up at 5 AM to just bike and run? Boo. I seriously considered not showing up until I had a little a nostalgic moment. On the Saturday before the race, Steven drove me to pick up my packet and help me rack my bike. Yes, this may sound familiar becauseee…… He did the same thing last year at my very FIRST triathlon! As we walked my bike to the transition this year, I remembered so vividly that first tri, the one that really started it all! I remember Steven parking the Subaru on ohio drive, bike in tow, being SO nervous, speed walking the bike down the street, having no idea how to rack my bike, looking at every other bike there to …

Traveling to Tri

Apologies for the absence, this summer has been a whirlwind of activities. That is not to be interpreted as “I’m sorry I did all these activities.” because I’m definitely not! That is what summer is for! I plan on doing a total recap of some of the awesome things that happened in the last two months but for now, I thought I’d stick to my most recent race (and first race I’ve traveled for). Steven, my mom and I had decided to go out west and visit Genie because well, we like her a little. Genie and I planned a week o’ fun to ensure we got the most out of our time on the west coast. Fun fact: it was also a momentous occasion because it was Steven’s first time west of the Mississippi! So obviously, we had to make it special. We thought a quick trip to Lake Tahoe would be a perfect start to vacation. And what makes a vacation more fun that swimming, biking and running!? Well, many things, but I’m a weird human so that …

4 Ways to Get Motivated to Move (and none have to do with Pokemon…OK 1 might)

Happy Friday! Or as I’ve come to call it, another day to play pokemon go. Summer has turned into stressful (and productive!) work weeks followed by weekend upon weekend of activity with friends and family. This lifestyle has left my heart so full but my body and mind exhausted. I’ve been running on pizza and burgers which is so tasty but makes me feel really sluggish and, in turn, have severely reduced my workouts. Not to panic though; I’m a veteran at falling off the health wagon and am an expert and climbing back on. I looked at a calendar and am about 2 months out from my next race: The Nation’s Triathlon*. I’m starting getting back into eating/training right this week and thought I’d share a few of my tricks for how I get motivated to get moving again. *Update: I have an earlier race! I’m heading out west to visit my sister AND we are BOTH going to be competing in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Yay for swimming in water that isn’t potentially toxic! Sunnie’s Tips to …

Go Ahead, Pee In The Wetsuit

You know if you are doing a tri whose tagline is “If you’re not cheating, you’re not racing PeasantMan properly,” you’re in a for a good weekend and a fun race. PeasantMan is a non-USAT tri that is meant to help new triathletes shake out some of their nerves and give them a safe race environment to test the water (and road!). You don’t have to swim. You can run the sprint distance even if you are doing olympic. You can basically do whatever you want…except for taking 2 cupcakes at the end of the race…thats a big no no. It is also a way to raise money for the High Cloud Foundation– you can read more about the organization here. I learned SO much this weekend, especially about the open water swim clinic held by Wave One Swimming, so here is what I gathered… Swimming in a wetsuit is totally different than just swimming in your human body. As if open water swimming isn’t terrifying enough (water you can’t see in, getting kicked, clawed, …

Feeling Strong and Comfy (Review)

Hi friends! A lot has happened in the last week: I joined the DC Triathlon Club and became a member of their 2016 New Triathletes Program. I added two Triathlons to my race calendar (Peasantman, Sprint and Rock Hall, Olympic) I became an Fitfluential Ambassador, YAY! Annnndd most importantly, we finally got Super Smash Brothers for N64 (and have been glued to the TV ever since…like literally, having cables on the controllers restricts how far you can sit away). The addition of 2 new races has meant changing my training a bit to start re-incorporating more biking, swimming and circuit training back into my weekly routine. It was fantastic timing because my friends at Lipton Publicity sent me some goodies, including a TKO Jumprope. Jumping rope has always been one of my favorite pieces in circuit training. Aside from providing a great cardio workout and getting my heart rate up quick, it also has benefits in coordination, strength/stability training (especially for ankles and knees), and of course, is just plain fun. As I hop, hop, hopped along, I was taken back …