A New Discovery of an Old Problem

swimming pool

I feel a bit sheepish to admit what I’m about to admit because I consider myself to be a very self-aware person. My body is my temple and I take care of it. My mind needs to be taken care of daily, which I do. I feed my soul with daily doses of self-care. However, I have missed some important and obvious issues that I am only now becoming aware of, specifically in the way of sensitivities and allergies. I’m going to talk about just one of them in this post. As I sit here with laryngitis and an immune … Keep reading

It starts at the Beginning

IM Silverman swim wave start

Since my last major triathlon event (Ironman Canada, 2011) there has been a change in how the swim starts. Instead of a mass start, we now have the joy of the wave start. When I heard about this change I had hoped that it was like the indoor triathlons I did where we self-declared our time and were put in that group. That’s the way marathons are too, where you seed yourself in the group. A few months ago I learned that this is not how the swim wave start is. A swim wave start happens according to age groups. … Keep reading

It’s been a long time

It’s been so long and so much has happened. In fact, I don’t even know where I left off. It was last summer or last fall or something, right? Well, I’m not going to dwell on the past – I’m here to write about right now. Right now, or approximately, I am just starting to train again. How long has it been? Well, it has been since last July that I have consistently and on purpose exercised regularly. For a few weeks now I have committed to running 3 times a week, biking as much as possible, and just get … Keep reading

Back into the pool!

It felt so good this morning to hit the pool. Last night I made a pitiful attempt at biking. Motivation was not there and I couldn’t find my headset so I couldn’t talk on the phone, plus I ran out of time. So I did half an hour on the bike. I did get my heart-rate up a bit, so that was good. This morning I was up bright and early at 6:00 and swam with the Masters swim club. It always feels so good to cut through the water on the first push of the workout. I feel like … Keep reading