The Final Countdown

I saw on Facebook the other day that there’s just 14 days until Ironman Louisville. I was both terrified and excited to know the big day was less than 2 weeks away!! It’s been a long summer of training – and I’ve finally made it to TAPER! ¬†That’s an accomplishment in itself, right? The homestretch is always filled with mixed …

Julie SimonThe Final Countdown

Forced Rest Week?

After my Labor Day workouts I couldn’t seem to recover. I had a feeling of constant nausea all week and couldn’t get any real food down, yet I didn’t feel that sick? My body ached – but that was nothing new, (not at all!). But, yet I knew something just wasn’t quite right? With each day that passed I got …

Julie SimonForced Rest Week?

Hotter than Hell 2015

As one of the largest sanctioned century bike races in the US, Hotter than Hell brings in 14,000 cyclists to the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas each year.¬† Riders prepare all summer to take on 100 miles of heat, humidity and wind – just to say they crossed the “gates of hell” and finished the infamous Hotter than Hell …

Julie SimonHotter than Hell 2015

Is it a Holiday weekend?

It’s the Friday before Labor Day and I’m sitting down to my typical pre-long ride meal of steamed chicken and veggies with my foam roller in view – which I’ll be hitting up next. My body aches from the weekday workouts and I’m secretly happy that Paul’s gone out tonight so I can climb into bed at 8:00pm without guilt. …

Julie SimonIs it a Holiday weekend?