Author Archives: Grace

lucky number five (5)

Generally speaking I am not a superstitious person, but I am having a bit of fun developing race rituals. As I get ready for the Annie Oakley Sprint Triathlon happening tomorrow morning (!), I’m reaching for a lot of the same … Continue reading

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road to Annie Oakley

I guess I made up my mind to do the Annie Oakley Sprint Triathlon about a week and a half ago, giving myself roughly two and a half weeks to prepare. Yikes! I am certainly not in top training shape, after being … Continue reading

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fueling: U R doin it wrong

I made a huge mistake yesterday morning. In my enthusiasm to pack some serious training into the next two weeks, I under-slept, over-trained and under-ate, coming out of a busy weekend and sailing right into my work week. And I … Continue reading

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road ID

I feel like myself again. Ten weeks ago today I finished my first triathlon with a broken leg. That small stress fracture on my fibula has prevented me from doing so many of the things I love. I missed a … Continue reading

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getting your face wet

Swimming has to be the most solitary form of exercise. This was especially true when I dropped in for a quick half-mile on Saturday afternoon and was greeted by no one.  Running is so much fun because you can chat … Continue reading

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fibula stress fracture of forever

Well, it’s been a minute, orrrr, almost a month, since I’ve written. These have not been my finest weeks. Turns out underneath that sprained ankle I had a stress fracture on my fibula, as you may have surmised from the … Continue reading

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mental toughness

Is it fair to say that mental toughness is like 80% of the game in running, tris, and other endurance sports? It all depends on how you look at it. There’s certainly an argument to be made about genetics and … Continue reading

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