It's been about three months since I stopped racing triathlons and overall I can say that it's been a really good decision so far. I've felt much less pulled in two directions and I had an amazing summer with Annie and vacation and working...
Oh my gosh, so about 90 days ago I made a pact to start having more fun in my business. You would think that running a coaching company would be super fun all the time! But alas, as with any business, sometimes it's a fun suck. Hello, overhauling your accounting system, or fighting with a vendor about the 3 weeks they want to take to screen print your logo on something. It's a million little to dos and none of them paid! haha!
It's been a few weeks now since I hung up my Quintana Roo tri bike in the garage, race stickers from Santa Rosa still stuck to her frame.
The weight that lifted off my shoulders was instant. Driving home from the race I spontaneously burst into tears a few times, and like a tsunami they dispersed as quickly as they came on. Emotional release... both cleansing and exhausting at the same time...
I know, I know, I'm not a professional, and it seems a little dramatic. But for me, it's an important day.
I was supposed to race Santa Rosa 70.3 Saturday and I texted Muddy at 11:15pm Friday night telling him I wasn't going to race. I asked if I could take the bus to T1, grab my bike, hop in the car with him, and go to breakfast. He said yes.
It's been nine months since we moved to beautiful Los Osos and I can officially say we are all settled in. I'm not pinching myself as much in disbelieve and it feels like home. I feel comfortable here. I'm happier, I appreciate things more, and the sunsets still take my breath away.
Dude..... things are shifting! Okay, so my grand plan to race North Face 13.1 and then do Spooners Cove 25k worked out really well for me. When I have events on the calendar it really keeps me focused on my training during the week. When I first got started in the sport in 2007 I raced like 50 events
Okay, so I'm off to a rocky and bumbly start. Monday I got up and made it to early morning 6am Masters in SLO. There was a set in the middle that was hard and it's long course and my brain was like....Blahhhh. But then I realized, crap, it's day 1. Best get after it then. So I swam a little harder and made all the intervals in good time. Just had to buck up and handle it. Small win.
The business got to a point where I had to decide if I was going to run it, or be the coach. I have 6 AMAZING coaches on board right now (Audra, Jess, Mikki, Cindy, Amy, and Denise) not to mention the awesome Stacy Sims helping out when needed and so I decided that my days of coaching one on one atheltes needed to end. Sure...
We close on our house in Colorado a week from tomorrow. That whole situation was quite wild. 7 days after we decided to move we put our Colorado house on the market, on a Tuesday. We live in a super desirable location, next door to three of the best schools in Denver, next to a state park and a block from the store and some tasty restaurants. The week we put it on the market
Back in March I attended a really magical retreat with the AMAZING Tiffany Josephs. It was in Santa Barbara and we had an absolute blast. I got to run for hours along the beach every day and Tiffany crafted a really fun, refreshing, intuitive retreat for us complete with scavenger hunts, photo shoots, and cake by the ocean.....
Usually I arrive on time, ready to do some head work, explore my feelings, etc. But this Monday I walked in, sat down, and cried for about 50 minutes. The last 15 months I have had this interesting relationship with the concept of "overwhelm".
Wow, what I ride I've been on this last year. So this triathlon blog has really taken a hit these last few years. It started as a mommy blog, then took a left turn into triathlon land, and Ironman! I think I said pretty much all there is to say about triathlon/Ironman over the years, maybe there are a few more nuggets in there that I can continue to explore
I year ago I heard some buzz about the #KonMari method of decluttering. Marie Kondo wrote a book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and I had a few friends that were raving about it. A little before the beginning of the year my friend Andrea brought it up and for some reason (fate…luck) I instantly pulled it up on Amazon and downloaded it to my kindle.
Much like my training this season so far, my blog had a MAJOR meltdown in the beginning of 2016. It all started a month or so ago when I decided it could use a redesign. The old template had seen better days and I needed a new look to get inspired to start writing again. I hired someone at first, that didn't work out in the slightest. I put together
This week has been a whirlwind. Lots of leaps of faith taken this week. We launched IronTide and now have 14 (yes I couldn't figure out how to close at 10 people and watched the registrations flow in as I was figuring out how to close it). It's closed now, and I think the universe had my back because each of the last 4 people are people I need in my life! Who knew?
I get out and running on the course and suddenly there is a guy on a bike with me. I asked if he was my lead biker and he said "are you Sonja Weeeek" and I said "yes" and he said, "then yes." I was pretty excited about this! The first mile was very twisty-turny as we wound through the village area, past the finish line, around the parking lots and finally
So, the Tahoe Bike, I was in 6th and 6 minutes down. We got going and it was cold, but not 2013 cold, just a little bite to the air. As I have said a million times I was really excited to ride the course. It's 2.5 loops and the first section you will end up riding 3 times before T2. This section
I know you have been waiting on a few race reports from me. They are in the waiting area, ready to get published this week but I had to post really quick today to let you know what I've been working on until the wee hours of the morning most nights.
After Racing Santa Cruz 70.3, the following day Tony and I dropped Mo at the airport and headed up to Lake Tahoe for a week of training camp with Coach Muddy. There were rumors of very bad air quality and we needed to get up there and check it out. North lake was totally clear, but south lake was all smoke. You couldn’t
Six months ago Muddy and I planned this fun epic double for the middle of the summer as good training block for my A race of the year which is Ironman Los Cabos on Oct 25th. He thought it would be awesome if I raced Santa Cruz 70.3 and then we headed up to Tahoe to train for a week and then raced
I'm off and running out of T2, and the first feeling I have is that I'm scared. Having been passed continuously all day it feels like 39 more people passing me is a likely option. And if that happens, I won't be allowed to finish at the top, and I won't get a black shirt. As I'm thinking about that and getting my self settled in the first mile,
I headed out of transition to stunning views as the sun was rising. The first little snafu I experienced was losing my Smith glasses. I was shoving them in my pocket with cold hands, and then a few minutes later I went to move them and they were GONE. Uug. Will be ordering a new pair stat.
I raced Vineman 70.3 in 2009. It was one of the first 70.3 races I ever raced and I had a rough go at it. I remember a few things. One, a tree fell on the course at mile 7. It fell on three competitors and one of them broke their back. The race was stopped and we all piled up, and when they cleared the way and we got to go it was a
This past weekend I raced my first triathlon since Kona last year, Vineman 70.3 (race report up next). It's been nine long months! After Kona last year Muddy and I had a long chat about where we were headed from there. The Elite card issue came up and we put that to bed for the final time. I will say the current climate over at
We all know the value of having a large goal out there in the future, the BHAG! The goal, the destination, the point of arrival, it matters. We all have them whether we say them out loud or not. I'm talking about the: win my age group, qualify for kona, win kona, make partner,
You know when you hear a reference or a certain quote twice in a short period of time? Oh, coincidence. Ha! I think not...the universe speaking up is what I say. Yesterday I was in Book Club and we are reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown which
Interrupting previous scheduled blog posts to post about my Sunday Funday with Iron Cowboy! James Lawrence, or as he calls himself the Iron Cowboy is a man on a mission! He has set a pretty huge goal. He's doing 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 states.