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It would appear I completely left this blog post in the dust. Fortunately, I did not do the same with my training leading up to the indoor tri and the YMCA indoor/outdoor Anyone Can Tri. Much has happened since January. Here’s a little recap:
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Week 2 (1/29) – My birthday! I organized a run on Monday to celebrate. I think this officially makes me running crazed. I took more rest than usual this week but still got in some runs and a F.I.T. Camp class. Superbowl Sunday!
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Enjoying my clever titles? I’ll “tri” to keep them going.

Here’s what happened(and what will happen since I’m writing this Thursday night) my first week of triathlon training:
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I Can Tri

I’m starting triathlon training tomorrow and I would like to blog about it a bit to share my quest. This is an adventure I would have never seen myself taking on five or even one year ago.

I was never very athletic. I dabbled in swim and tennis in high school but I was never very good at anything. Mediocre maybe, but certainly not varsity level. I was the very bottom rung of junior varsity and I only stayed because my friend was on the team with me. I also took dance classes once a week but again, no amazing ballerina here.

Thankfully, my high school offered aerobics instead of P.E. and I finally found something I was good at. I could do cardio and lift light weights like no one’s business. I was a decently fit teenager.

Then college happened. In college, an unhealthy relationship happened. We’d eat dorm food, then eat fast food because the prior wasn’t satisfying. I gained a lot of weight. Freshman 15? Try Freshman 45. Not kidding. With my tiny frame my bmi skyrocketed from a healthy normal-low to actually obese.
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