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Michelle’s Blog

Mama Simmons

Tales Of An Ironman Athlete Training And Racing In Paradise.

When you race a lot, you sort of learn how to do it. I feel like that’s where I’m at right now. #likeawelloiledmach...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: August 2, 2017, 7:36 pm
The day before Muncie, I got an email from my coach....
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: July 11, 2017, 2:03 pm
Race morning I woke up at 1:30 feeling like I needed to throw up. I’m not a puker. Even when I was in college and had over-consumed alcohol to the point where it would have been best for my body to just purge it, I never did. My body just doesn’t really use that protection mechanism. And yet, there I was laying in bed thinking I needed to puke. Was it race nerves? I didn’t think so. I mean, I’ve been doing this for 20+ years. Yes, I still get nervous, but n...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:04 am

Krista’s Blog

Tri-Dogmom

A diary of my Ironman CDA training, and other little life adventures...

It's been two months since Ironman CDA. The last Ironman CDA. It was a late registration for me.  After a couple stressful and busy years, I wasn't sure if I wanted to tackle another long event or take the year off. But, as per usual, as the training progressed so did my desire to race. About a week after I finally pulled the trigger and registered, the rumors started going around about it being the last year for the event in my favorite town. Denial at it's best, I didn't believe it. They still had another year on the contract so surely they would honor that....
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: November 3, 2017, 8:05 pm
CDA 70.3 has turned into one of my favorite races (shocker) and as long as my body stays healthy I can see it being on my schedule every year. {especially now that the full is going away - big fat thumbs do...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: July 11, 2017, 9:26 pm
I planned on signing up for my first Ironman after I successfully completed my first 70.3 in 06 (one year to the day post IT band surgery). I was thinking in 2008 when I would be turning 30 at the end of the year, but some friends convinced me, why wait?!  So,I caved an signed up a year ear...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: June 13, 2017, 7:31 pm