Tag Archives: triathlon

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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Making the most of a bad situation and my fun new bike!

I planned for this Saturday as I have every other Saturday this month to go out and hit the trails on my new green machine/commuter/cross bike.  It is a no-name brand steel framed cross bike which I bought on a … 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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Weed Farm

As I rode my bike to work today, I passed the location where I learned how to swim.  I think of it as the birthplace of Gillian the triathlete.  It was at the New City YMCA at the corner of … Continue reading

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Leadman 2012 Race Report

Background This race was brought to my attention by my friend Hootie who works for lifetime fitness.  I think it was shortly after I had finished Ironman Texas.  It appealed to my sense of adventure and my love for travelling. … 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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More bang for my exercise buck?

Yesterday my workout plan included a long(er) swim.  So I packed up my wetsuit and swim gear and loaded them up in the panniers and went to work.  During the day it came to my attention that their were rip … Continue reading

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Stay motivated

I am stealing   sharing this picture because I can’t think of a truer statement.  You really do need to stay motivated and not let bad numbers get you down.  It’s much like endurance training, if you are injured and not … Continue reading

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