Welcome to my blog! A bit of information about me….
I am a sprinter (in freshman/sophomore year in highschool) turned cross-country runner (junior/senior year in highschool), to a half-marathoner (year after college) and then a marathoner (two years after college). I’ve run many half-marathons, two marathons (if training for them counted, then I’ve trained for five… stupid IT Band issues…) and lots of 5ks and other races.
Then, after conquering my fear of riding a bike because of a family bike trip in the Canadian Rockies (seriously, I hadn’t ridden since I was fourteen and I hadn’t learned how to ride one until I was twelve… do the math. Two measly years), I realized that my once-seemingly unattainable goal of doing a triathlon was possible. So in 2011 I bought a road bike and did my first sprint triathlon in July. In 2012, I decided to get more serious about the sport and did two other sprints, an olympic and a Half Distance Triathlon (70.3). 2013 was to be the year where I finished my first Ironman, however after crashing during a race and breaking my collarbone eight weeks before the Ironman it just wasn’t in the cards that year. I rebounded and finally finished my first Ironman in 2014 at Ironman Louisville.
My blog is a way for me to track journey into the world of triathlon as well as my love (and hate at times) for half-marathons and occasionally marathons (when my IT bands are being nice to me).
I chose the name ‘running in the moment’ because I have a hard time living in the moment and taking things day by day. I’m always worrying about what is up ahead or what could happen in the future, and struggle with enjoying the moment. But there are times when I’m running that I feel ‘in the moment’ and everything feels in sync, I feel like I could run for miles and feel blissfully happy and content. Therefore the name, ‘running in the moment’, seemed fit to remind me to take life and enjoy all of its moments, especially the running ones in which I feel most at peace.
I hope you enjoy my blog and all of the variety of posts that it may entail!