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Kym's InstagramYou can run even if you don’t look like a “runner” and you can enjoy running even if you aren’t a “runner” and you can be a runner even if you don’t enjoy it all the time. #runasyouare #runningforanyone #IH❤️TErunningThis year feels SO DIFFERENT at my 5th #WCS2023 Women Coaches Symposium.Running when you can’t really run… I’ve been doing 10min “runs” in my basement. Normally the weekly track run is my one quality workout a week. So many times this morning I thought about not going or about quitting. Instead I ran with a much slower pace group and I’m so glad I did!Don’t confuse years with forever or never.
Tag Archives: Beach2Battleship Triathlon
banana potato energy bars
I’m drafting more interesting blog posts, they’re just not ready yet. Or I’m not ready… But I can tell you it’s that exciting time of year where spring seems to feel more like a reality than a dream. It’s that time … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness, Kym Cooked Tagged banana, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, biking, energy bars, Feed Zone Portables, healthy food, potato, training, triathlon 2 Comments
The Aftermath: B2B Race Epilogue
Oh sweet off-season. Beer and sleeping and sugar and wine and pajamas… It’s been seven weeks since my Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon finish. It was over four weeks before I could run pain free. It was over three weeks before … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, challenge, goals, iron distance triathlon, off-season, race report, triathlon, Type 2 Fun 3 Comments
The Last Three Miles: B2B race report part 3
“Why is she so happy?” A friend asked Will. “I’m on the run!” I told Will as I cruised by at an 8:00/mile pace. Generally friends and family would not be dismayed to see me smiling. They may have been less … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, challenge, finishing, first marathon, iron distance triathlon, racing, running, triathlon 6 Comments
Swim and Bike: B2B race report part 2
Saturday October 17th 2015 I was ready for my 4am alarm. I ate, stretched, and pooped – ahhhh – all the important stuff out of the way. Now to actually start the race. In the grand scheme of things, this part seems … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, biking, iron distance triathlon, race report, racing, swimming, triathlon 8 Comments
Long and Hard: B2B race report part 1
After three days of driving and camping we arrived at Wrightsville Beach for Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon. Woah – the ocean. As we stared at it I felt like Nemo stating the obvious “It’s big… and blue.” Which is also … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, race prep, race report, racing 8 Comments
Bear with me – overflowing gratitude.
I have been celebrating my epic effort with equal (or greater) laziness. Four day road trip followed by two days in bed with the kitties and Netflix. Tomorrow the party of quiet fuzzy sloth has to come to an end. … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, gratitude, iron distance triathlon, strength training, thank you, training, triathlon 2 Comments
Steeling Myself: Top 5 List of Pain and Fear
Just about everything is done and ready. My bike had its last tune up and Will epoxied a pad for my still sensitive arm. I even tried acupuncture to sooth my angry body and nerves. The cavernous rental minivan is just about … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, goals, Ironman Triathlon, lists, racing, road trip, stories, triathlon, Type 2 Fun 4 Comments
OMFG – Taper. Finally.
It’s been 5 grueling weeks since the bike crash. Today I ended my last “long” ride sobbing. I’m too spent to be witty. Here’s a recap of my rollercoaster. The week of the crash I did nothing. I’ve never done so much … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged Beach2Battleship Triathlon, bike crash, biking, training, Type 2 Fun 4 Comments
Bike Badge Earned.
I was in triage at an ER trying not to hyperventilate. My mom was saying “Yoga breaths. Take yoga breaths.” One kind nurse looked me in the eye and sternly told me to get my breathing under control. After assessing my vitals … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, biking, crash, injury, kymsfavorite, training, triathlon, wound 4 Comments
8 weeks to go. 5 weeks until taper. 4 key workouts. Is it time to panic now? We’ll drive 1350 miles, over 20 hours, in 3 days. So that I can race 140.6 miles in under 17 hours. I am … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, meal planning, planning, training, training plan, triathlon 2 Comments