Growing up, I called myself a swimmer. I did a few marathons, and called myself a runner. I now proudly call myself a triathlete. After competing in my first triathlon in 2012, I fell in love with the sport and began this amazing adventure. Follow me as I chase my dreams as a professional athlete!
So, it’s been quite a while since I posted. I’ve had about 4 different blog posts drafted, and I’m finally getting them up! It’s been a busy, but great beginning of the year. Let’s rewind a bit…
Happy New Year! Despite the name, I was not in fact hungover for this race! My NYE was pretty low-key, just spent hanging out with some friends. Luckily, this race didn’t start until 11:30am, so I could still stay up and enjoy the NYE festivities without sacrificing any sleep!
Happy new year! 2012 was a good year for me in running and triathlon. It was a relief to make it through the year with not one injury setback! Being able to consistently train throughout the year brought some good racing with multiple PRs. I got back in the pool, and even competed in a few swim meets. Though not as fast as I once was, I’ve really started to enjoy swimming… Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope yours was full of family, food, and fun! I know mine was – it was a great day.
With the colder weather, I’ve been craving soup lately. So I made one of my favorites, a recipe I got from my Mom (who makes the best soups!). It’s healthy, filling, and super easy to make. It made a perfect post-ride lunch today!
It’s been a beautiful fall weekend in Boston! Yesterday, my Sister, my Mom, and I headed out to the Middlesex Fells for a hike. The Fells runs through Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester, and is only about 5 miles from my apartment. It’s a great, easy getaway from the city. There are a number of trails that go around a reservoir and Spot Pond, and they are great for running, hiking,… Read More
First, updates… Lots of stuff has been happening since I last posted in August! I’ve been busy with a new project at work, started my fall semester class, and had some fun weekends in Newport, Maine, and of course in Boston! In terms of training, I recovered from Timberman 70.3 and started getting ready for half marathon training. Additionally, I began really thinking seriously about where I wanted to go with triathlons. I had… Read More
So I promised a half marathon race report, but I am hijacking this post to share my thoughts about the NYC Marathon that will be run on Sunday. I know a lot of people are writing about this, and I wanted to share my opinion.
I orginally wrote this on the old simplykait.com, but I wanted to repost it so it could be accessed from the updated site! I wrote this last year in the middle of a really low-point for me in my running life, when I was dealing with injury after injury. Although I am healthy now, I know a lot of runners who are dealing with injuries and I can totally sympathize with the… Read More
I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I signed up for this race, and it finally happened this past weekend! Last September, I decided to sign up for Timberman Ironman 70.3 at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire as my goal race for 2012. At this point, I didn’t even have a bike, and I had been back in the pool for only a couple of weeks!