When it sucks

We never talk about the workouts that pain us the most and simply “suck.” We never talk about when we want to quit or when those questioning thoughts enter into our heads: “Why the heck do I this to myself? “Why do I wake at the crack of dawn to torture my body for 5 strait hours on Saturday?” “Why keep …

Julie SimonWhen it sucks

Let Freedom RUN!

As a rule, I don’t do 5ks. I suck at them. I literally don’t have a fast twitch muscle in my body! If you double my 5k times – that is my 10k time. (Which is not far off from my 15k time and so on…) I’m just not one for speed. But, at least once a year you can …

Julie SimonLet Freedom RUN!

Who was that tall guy at PrairieMan?

Last Saturday was a very special day in my athletic career. But, not for the reasons you might think.  Yes, I did have a good race at Prairieman competing in the Olympic distance –  took first in my age group and I set a new PR in the swim. (I guess 3x a week in the icy cold pool is …

Julie SimonWho was that tall guy at PrairieMan?

Coach Soria – Team Imagine Sports

Last month I met with my Coach, Jason Soria, to begin my official ramp up to Austin 70.3.  I was excited to see him again and start a training plan.  Of course I was nervous I could keep up and stay healthy but I wouldn’t trust myself to anyone else. You might wonder, “Isn’t Julie a trainer and running coach?” …

Julie SimonCoach Soria – Team Imagine Sports

Hotter N’ Hell 100

Hotter N Hell Hundred sure lived up to it’s name!  It hit a steamy 102 degrees by the time we “rolled” back into Wichita Falls for our group finish. We started at 7am covering the 100mile course in approximately 7hours – finishing at 2:15pm with a 16.5mph average.  Not too shabby for a girl who hasn’t rode over 60 miles …

Julie SimonHotter N’ Hell 100