Category Archives: Motivation

Perfect Training and Perfect Race Execution

Perfect training execution and perfect race execution. A few days ago, this is what I was told I had to do in order to finish the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. But first a catch up.  I haven’t posted in … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE MY LIMITATIONS?

I have been struggling to put together my race schedule for this year.  As of today the only race I have officially signed up for is Ironman Arizona in November of this year.  Everything else is up in the air.  … Continue reading

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Its a Miracle I tell ya!

One of my only goals this year is to try and become a little more flexible.  See the word “little” I don’t want to set myself up for failure.  For example I will never be able to do this pose … Continue reading

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T1D

The past two weekends I have attended two different diabetes related fundraisers.  The first one “The Santa Speedo Run”  is a 1 mile jog around the magnificent mile area on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  We meet at a local bar, … Continue reading

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OVER BOLUS AND TRAIL RIDES!

THE OVER BOLUS AND STUNNING TRAIL The past two Saturdays I have rented a cyclocross bike – a lovely Trek ION from Trek of Highland Park Trek ION attempted to join the group cyclocross ride.  The first Saturday was warm  in … Continue reading

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5,000 Kettle Bell Swings

I swear I did that many yesterday.  It was brutal.  It was something completely different from my last 18 Saturdays.  I did a bootcamp.  If you don’t know what a kettle bell swing  is – here is a link http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/eow-kettlebell-swing . … Continue reading

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Inspirational Athletes

Oh weekends why must you disappear so fast.  It was such a great weekend, full of exercise, food and lots of friends. On Friday, I made the decision to ship my own bike to the race and dropped it off … Continue reading

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HEAVY METAL AND FREAKING OUT!

I was just going to enjoy my summer I said, I was getting my Ironman over early I said, I was going to take some time and improve my flexibility and get rid of my aches and pains I said, … Continue reading

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Pickles and Athletes

Steelhead race report I signed up for this race as a motivator to continue to do some training after Ironman Texas.  I also signed up because it also guaranteed me a slot in Ironman Arizona 2013, this means I won’t … Continue reading

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Running: the gift and even more races!

The entire month of July I was chained to my desk.  I tried to get the odd work out in here and there but it truly was just here and there. This makes for a very unhappy Gillian.  During this time … Continue reading

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