Welcome to my blog! A bit of information about me….
I am a track 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).
Then, after conquering my fear of riding a bike to prepare for a family bike trip in the Canadian Rockies (I hadn’t ridden since I was fourteen and I hadn’t learned how to ride one until I was twelve, definitely wasn’t a fan of the bike), 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. After that Ironman I was hooked and have done several others as well as a couple of ultramarathons.
This blog started as a way to follow my journey into the world of triathlon, but has grown into much more than that, including training for ultramarathons and other new adventures on the horizon.
I chose the name ‘running in the moment’ because I need to remind myself to live in the moment, take things day by day, and just enjoy where I am. There are times when I’m running that I feel ‘in the moment’ where everything feels in sync, I feel like I could run for miles and feel joyful 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!
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Glad to have found your blog – I’m preparing for Chattanooga 70.3. Having down Muncie 70.3 in 2016 but no tris since. Congratulations!
Glad to have helped give insight, it’s a really fun race and great venue 🙂