Monthly Archives: September 2013

The sh*t nobody else will tell you

Here goes: 1.) Wear body glide. Everywhere. It’s cheap and it works and it prevents chaffing/gets your wetsuit off without a struggle. Put it on your toes and your bra strap, and men- for the love of Pete, put it … Continue reading

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This post rocked my face off

http://blog.rateyourburn.com/blog/post/2012/08/19/20-types-of-athletes-you-ll-see-at-an-ironman-race-from-a-first-time-spectator-1.aspx Read this total stranger’s blog that I found on the internet. It’s awesome. Also, I’d like to call your attention to #9. Yep, that’s me with my giant MEGAN shirt. If you see people wearing their name on their … Continue reading

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You have done harder things than this

At one of my races one of the spectators had a sign that said “You have done harder things than this”. That’s probably one of my all time favorite signs. Remember what Yogi Berra said- half this sport is 50% … Continue reading

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It’s like finding $20 in your jeans

The Giant Acorn international triathlon is next weekend. This means I have only 3 more opportunities to swim before the race. (It also means next Friday is PIZZA FRIDAY) This morning I checked the Giant Acorn website, and realized that … Continue reading

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This too shall pass

Yesterday I ran 20 miles. This is the second longest run before the marathon. The longest run will be 22 miles in a few weeks. When I got to mile 16, I saw Coach T waiting for me with Gatorade … Continue reading

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What is water?

This week is National Suicide Awareness week, so I wanted to talk about mental illness, sports psychology, and the suicide of one of my favorite and most successful coaches. In David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech at Kenyon College, he opened … Continue reading

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I love that I suck

One of the best scenes in “Keeping the Faith” is Ben Stiller telling a boy before his bar mitzvah that he’s supposed to suck at reading the Torah. He says G-d knew his voice would change at 13 and that’s … Continue reading

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