Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deadlier than Dehydration... Hyponatremia

After my most recent race, I realized that this is a topic that is very important and needs to be discussed. Staying hydrated while running is very important especially on those hot summer days but what people don't realize is that drinking sodium is just as important.

Rock Hall Sprint Triathlon

Rock Hall, MD 
June 3rd, 2012
Sprint Triathlon 
750-meter swim, 15-mile bike, 5k run
Finish Time: 1:25:12
Overall Women's Finish- 11th
AG (25-29)- 2nd place

"A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. "
- Vince Lombardi
Race Day: 

The Rock Hall Sprint Triathlon is part of the MD Triathlon series by Set Up Events. A smaller but very well run management company. The triathlon is one of two for the weekend. Saturday they hold an Olympic distance and Sunday is a sprint distance. The nice part about this race is that it starts at 9:00 am and is not a far drive from where I live so I was able to drive out that morning and drive back right after.

Rock Hall is a cute little town right on the water of the Chesapeake. with not much traffic or people for that matter. reminds me of Havre De Grace if anyone has ever been there. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon

 By Lisa Lockwood
Columbia Maryland
  April 29, 2012

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt," - Max Lerner

What’s worse than rain and mud? How about a race full of hills? The course takes you up and down for 2 hours. Not something I had in mind/enjoyed and because I was so exhausted I was surprised that I did as well as I did. No PR for this race, I would be surprised if anyone did, but I still ran at a pretty good pace. Aren’t there any flat areas in Columbia, MD?