Discovering Grit in a Half-Ironman

TriUnited 3, October 26, 2014 About 4 hours and 10 minutes into the race, I was 10k to the finish of the 90k bike leg and I started to think about quitting.  This was a no-expectation race for me and I was just happy to be a triathlete again doing a long workout in a... Continue Reading →


Equations That Don’t Add Up

September 7  was the Unilab Active Health Duathlon (6k run, 60k bike in SCTEX, 4k+ run to the finish).  I signed up to ride on SCTEX and scope the bike course for the long distance TriUnited 3.  The idea was to take it easy and treat it as a training day. Cut to… Two hours &... Continue Reading →

TriUnited 2, 2014: Race Day Gives You What It Gives You

Race day gives you what it gives you. And at a certain point, getting to the finish line is like opening Santa’s Christmas gift -- Was I good enough leading up to this day? Will I be pleasantly surprised with what I get? Will I get what I silently wished for? Or, after those months... Continue Reading →


Why I Do It #3

I needed to go out and run this morning and I needed to do it slowly and carefully given my recovering injured left achilles (it flared up again after 4 days of being ok na). For the entire run I was always paying attention to how the ankle and foot felt. I found myself feeling... Continue Reading →


I Miss Running

I’ve been off running for 8 weeks because of micro tears in my achilles tendon.  Today, the foot felt good enough to try to run on.  Since I’m a good patient, the plan was just to go for 15 mins easy (easier than easy if possible).   I was actually worried that my body had... Continue Reading →


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