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!
This post started out as recap from QT2 Camp, but most of the details were covered on my teammates blogs (check out posts from Matt, Jessie, and Kim, and a post + video from Pedro). But, I was in a unique position at camp, and it got me thinking quite a bit about where I was a year ago, where I am now, and where I am headed.
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