The ShowerPill is an athlete body wipe. It is a thick disposable cloth that allows for a quick clean-off after getting sweaty when you need to look presentable or just want to feel cleaner. I do hate how wasteful they are, but they have come in really handy in some situations. I like having some [...]
Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft talk about a "season of sacrifice" on their Happier podcast to refer to periods in life that are particularly busy. As a TV writer, Elizabeth Craft definitely experiences these crazy-busy periods, contrasted with lulls in the work load; but all of us experience cycles that are particularly busy. This summer, [...]
A day of triathlon... from the race director's perspective.
Have you heard of this race? It's an Ironman distance race - but absolutely insane. It's in Norway. You swim in really cold water, and climb a ridiculous amount on the bike and the run. About 250 start the race (out of many more who try to get in), but only 160 get to complete [...]
Has a doctor or vet ever given you a diagnosis without properly explaining what it means? Or maybe they gave bad news and did explain it - in an overly matter-of-fact way leaving you distressed and wondering where their emotions are? Or maybe a lawyer seemed to lack humanity when helping you on an important [...]
It's really long. It felt really hot even though it was probably just in the 70's. And it may not be the best option after days of high stress organizing, and less sleep than usual. But...it is amazing country, great views (really, I live somewhere that this is a view I can get to in [...]
Today, during our local sprint triathlon, an aunt and nephew both signed up together to do the race. Sadly, during the bike ride, the nephew's bike broke. It was a complete break - nothing that could be fixed while on course. His aunt wanted to let him go on and swapped numbers and let him [...]
Wore my favorite shirt today as I ran around preparing for tomorrow's tri (I'm the race director which means chaos on race eve). "Money can't buy happiness but it can buy Ionman race entries which is basically the same thing" Reminds me why I'm happy to give back to the community directing our mini tri.
I can be a very anxious and scattered person. When I'm doing something with a lot of pieces in my head and bouncing from one to the next it is very unsettling. Does that ever happen to you? Maybe at work - you find yourself responding to emails all day in a somewhat frantic fashion [...]
You can figure out the swimming, biking, and running - but transitioning between them in one event? How do you do that? What does a typical setup look like? What should you bring? Here is a basic rundown of what you will find at most races when you show up race morning, how to set [...]