Swim Training

Swimming is not my weakest event (running is), but I'm not the leader in the swim field either. My inability to win the swim is incongruent with my confidence and experience in long open-water swims. I swam a lot in high school. Most summers, I do twice-weekly 2000m lake swims. I just don't seem to …

Post-Race Reflection

One week following the Canmore Xterra, here's a moment to reflect on the race and the six-month season leading up to it. I came woefully short of achieving my goals of 30min swim, 1hour45min bike and 55min run. I didn't even come close to those times! To be fair, barring several extremely fit outliers, very …

Training Break

In a thirteen week academic semester, there's a reading break somewhere in the middle. Is it a break to read or a break from reading? Is the intention to catch up on missed assignments or a chance to forget academia and go wild on spring break? Is a two-week bike trip in the middle of …

Hungry? Eat. Full? Stop Eating. Why can’t it be this simple?

Sighhhh. Eating. Overeating. Undereating. Nourishment. Junk food. Dinnertime. Breakfast. Why does eating have to be such an emotional struggle? The formula seems so simple. Hungry? Eat. Full? Stop eating. Wondering what to eat? Food. Mostly plants. Wondering what not to eat? Things in packages. But the reality is that the relationship between food, nourishment and …