Wednesday, January 25, 2017


OK OK I know, I've been a bit of a downer and no real fitness or beer posts lately (other than my insta which has been my main outlet lately). BUT the good news is that I accepted a new job offer today so I've already started making plans to get back on track and devote myself back to my training. I'm working with a running coach to improve my pace and I have a new toy that I'll be posting about soon!

So what are my goals for the year?

-faster pace times
-more efficient swimming
-lose the weight I've put back on and get back to an optimal racing weight
-hang out with friends more
-learn to love my bike
-travel more
-try cooking new things
-write consistently

I only have a couple races on the board for next year but I'm pretty excited about them. I'll start my season off with the Shamrock Shuffle, followed by the Grand Rapids Tri, a relay for Ironman Ohio 70.3, Michigan Titanium Tri, and then hopefully the Chicago Tri. Hopefully I can sprinkle a few more races in there but for now I'm excited about what I have lined up. This season will be all about getting back to basics!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Year, New Me?

Today I got my first phone call for an interview. I am beyond excited! This is my top choice so I'm really looking forward to it. (don't want to jinx it so I'll keep the details secret for now but seriously, this could be amazing)

I have to say its been an interesting month. Since I had some extra free time I decided to take a longer holiday break than usual so I could spend extra time with my family. I made the most of the holidays despite feeling a little anxious about the job situation. I decided to not let anything get to me and just take it a day at a time. Now that I'm looking to new job interviews and a new year I've realized that I've totally lost track of my fitness goals. With all the hoopla surrounding resolutions it occurs to me that I don't have any. My one and only focus has been finding a job.

I'd love to say that I'll start dedicating more time to getting back to where I was, but the truth is, until I know I have the safety of a new job lined up it'll be hard to focus on anything else. Fingers crossed things go well!