Tags » Chicago Triathlon

It's too early to be frustrated, but I am

I’m frustrated.  And yes, I know it’s insane to be frustrated because it’s only been 8 days, but yet I am frustrated.  Here’s the reason why, there is no middle ground with learning to breathe in the water – you either do it, or you don’t.   698 more words

Swim lesson #2 in the books

I had swim lesson number two this morning.  It went better.  Kind of.

My friend Jamie, who is a strong swimmer and who has previously taught kids to swim, helped me today.   1,189 more words

Holy Hell I Hate Swimming

Long time, no blog entry.  Let me get you caught up.

I took 2016 off from any serious training because after completing the Fall 50 Solo in 2015, I needed the break.   2,072 more words

RACE RECAP: 2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Olympic Distance

The Chicago Triathlon, my favorite local tri & the reason Team Ballou Skies gets to do what we do… I’ve raced the Sprint triathlon in… 386 more words


Chicago Triathlon

Right on the tail of the sad triathlete were these women. All seemed to be running strong. I have often thought about participating in a sprint triathlon except that I really dislike swimming distance. 38 more words


The Sad Triathlete

Once again, while riding my bicycle, I was caught unawares by the Chicago Triathlon and had to cut my ride severely short because the Lake Front Trail is overrun by athletes and onlookers. 51 more words


Blood, Sweat, & Tears

Well well well

After a few days I think I am finally ready to write about this past weekend. A weekend that caused me incredible anxiety. 743 more words