Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

#MicroblogMondays - Triathlon Training

I halfheartedly thought about a tri in my 30’s pre-kid then ditched it the first time I got shin splints (read, my 3rd run). After that, I focused on teaching Jazzercise, then picked up a road bike and decided that training for century and mountain rides was going to be enough of a challenge.

So anyway…a friend of mine started racing triathlon last year and at the end of the season started poking at me to consider doing one. At some point, I caved and signed up for a sprint (750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5K run.) in mid-August.

Where I’m coming from in each sport:

Swimming - At the ripe old age of 13’ish I completed the YMCA swim lessons through Shark. I was asked to be on the swim team and hahahaha, hell no.

Running - In high school, I ran track for 2 years until lacrosse decimated our track team (thanks a lot East Coast prep schools). In my short stint as a high school athlete, I was a sprinter, firmly refusing to run anything more than a 400m race. My coach was fine with that, he had other (better, faster) runners to train, so I did my own thing. My own thing included running hurdles, because hey, might as well make it more complicated!

Biking - Got that in bag.

1 week into the training program:

Running - sucks, and I’m being forced to take it easy because I got shin splints (right on cue).

Swimming -I know people who do triathlon for the first time and aren’t swimmers freak out about the swim. I’m one of them. I. Am . Going. To. Drown.

Biking - Got that in bag. In fact, I’m going to attempt to climb a mountain on my bike at the end of July for good measure. Stay tuned for that…

There’s 7 weeks left.


This is my life now.

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