This is the difference between fast and slow athletes: Fast people make excuses for why they are slow; slow people make excuses for why they are fast.
Author Archives: Lorri Romesberg
I have accomplished one of the items on my life list! And while it doesn’t begin to compare with Gary Newell being ranked number one in the country, I won 2nd place overall in the Wolverine World Wide YMCA Indoor Triathlon! (And I might add this is the first trophy I ever recall winning in [...]
Do you remember back in the days when school field days were not about having fun? Rather they seemed to be about placing so you could receive a coveted ribbon. When you are the child who finishes each and every race in last place there are certain consequences. For me, one of the results was [...]
Groundhog’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Perhaps it is because I am Pennsylvania Dutch. Or perhaps it is because it is such a such a silly holiday, with no expectations, and at a time of year that I could really use a holiday. I don’t know. But when I first saw [...]
I woke up yesterday to see that the thermometer read -6 F. I looked at the weather advisory which cautioned that exposed skin would be at risk of frostbite in 30 minutes. So what was my next though? “I wonder if I could run for 60 minutes in that and be okay?”
Spring is traditionally thought of as the time of rebirth but I have always thought of fall as the time to start over. I think that has probably come from school beginning in the fall. Luckily triathlon training falls pretty neatly in this category. Although this is not the busy and exciting race season, this [...]
The good thing about trying different things is that you achieve many personal bests (having no time to compare against). I finished my first marathon yesterday at the Grand Rapids Marathon and thus have ticked off another personal best and another item from my life list. The bad news is, that in spite of all [...]
I will be competing in my first running race this Sunday -The Grand Rapids Marathon. I was inspired to get up off the couch by the lure of swimming and biking in triathlons. I grudgingly ran because that is how you reach the finish line.
As with many people, it often seems my life is guided by lists. Household chores, to do lists, training plans, lists on calendars. As a Champion, I was lucky enough to hear Don Kern, director of the Grand Rapids Marathon, speak last week. He caused me to think about lists in a different way.
The past month has been quite a struggle for me training-wise. First I accompanied my family on a two and a half week trip to visit relatives. I returned excited to begin my regular training schedule again only to be struck down by an upper respiratory infection a week later.