Liz Glomb

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So Saturday started out like any other day. Woke up, ate breakfast, and got ready to go spend some quality outdoor time tubing on a river with my girlfriends. In the morning when I was getting ready, I get a text message from Megan asking if I wanted to join her to run a low-key 5k in Rockville that evening, Suds and Soles, put on by the Montgomery County Road Runners. It looked fun. Beer, running, low-key 5k, what more could a girl ask for? Well… a trip to urgent care wasn’t exactly on the agenda.

The race starts and it was fun. I mean, it was hot and I had issues breathing but I was surviving. I was even running a half-way decent pace, when we get to almost 1 mile in and then BAM! I am on the ground. Ouch.


After a quick assessment to make sure I wasn’t completely broken, I see that both knees are scraped up and my ankle hurts. One of the spectators was telling me she was going to call an ambulance to which I very quickly yelled “NO!” as I didn’t think it was necessary. A few minutes later, the trailing cop vehicle pulled up and we asked if I could catch a ride with him as it was abundantly clear that despite the fact that my ankle wasn’t feeling awful (yet), that I would definitely not be finishing this race.

So I hung out with the cop for the remainder of the race and he very kindly dropped me off at the medic tent at the finish. At the medic they patched up my knees and then took off my shoe. Let me tell you, that was probably not a good idea. It was then that we looked down and saw the golf ball sized knot that was sticking out the side of my ankle.


My ankle gets wrapped up and I get handed some ice and get told that I should probably go to the hospital or urgent care for x-rays just in case something was broken or torn. And we went. Thank you Megan for driving me 🙂

Well, the good news is that nothing is broken or torn. The range of motion in my ankle is fairly good, I just can’t point it very well. I can also put weight on it and walk. The doctor last night told me he didn’t want me in crutches since I was weight-bearing, so I get to rock this awesome air cast for the next few days.


So what does this mean for training? Well, currently I am not doing anything. Ice and elevation will be the key to recovery. The doctor last night said that this isn’t a really bad sprain so I should be out of the cast by the end of the week. What does this mean for the triathlon I have in 2 weeks? Well, if I can bike without pain by then I am not worried as I can just walk the 10k. I guess we’ll see.

Until then, my pull buoy and the pull will be my best friend.

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Wednesday Workout Recap

Another week gone by and another week of training done. This week was exceptionally warm and I was having trouble managing the heat. In fact, I’m going on hour 48 of a headache. Yes, this is going well.

Monday: Rest day… although I ended up staying awake till like 1am getting some work done.

Tuesday: Supposed to be a swim but ended up on the trainer for an hour instead.

Wednesday: Yup, this didn’t happen.

Thursday: Was supposed to swim here but storms got in the way.

Friday: Scheduled rest day. Was going to make up my missed workout earlier but that didn’t happen.

Saturday: 6 mile run followed by a 1700m swim later in the day. The swim wasn’t a part of my Saturday plan but I missed the swim earlier in the week due to Thunder.

Sunday: 130 minutes on the bike. Megan and I went out to Columbia, MD and biked the Iron Girl course and then added some additional time in. It was hot. It was miserable. And I ended up with a migraine that as of Tuesday at 1pm is still going rather strong.

So this week was pathetic. I did not do well with getting any of workouts in when they were planned. I’m going to try to get some of missed workouts in when I can and working on doing the workouts as scheduled.

Here’s to the next week!


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Wednesday Workout Recap

For those of you who might actually be reading this and are following along (which I really can’t think there are many at this point) I haven’t gotten around to posting the workout recap from last week. So what do I have to say about last week? Well, I took an extra off day early in the week, but I made it up later in the week. I also shuffled my workouts around. Whoops.


Monday: Standard rest day.

Tuesday: Accidently took another rest day here. Actually, it wasn’t by accident. My commute home from work was a pain due to all this metro crap and I was… angry. Moving on.

Wednesday: Brick time! 1 Hour run followed by a 2 mile bike.

Thursday: So here is where this week gets fun. Metro is a disaster and my office is approximately 6.5 miles from my house. So… why not run to work? Yes, that’s what I did. It was actually quite fun.

Friday: What was on the calendar? 1 hour trainer ride. What did I actually do? Bike commuted to and from work. Collectively this was about 1 hour and 45 minutes of commuting (both too and from work) but there were a lot of stop lights.

Saturday: 1700m swim. I got to the pool early enough that I got an entire lane to myself. That is always fun.

Sunday: 2 hour bike ride. Yeah.

On to next week!

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Wednesday Workout Recap

So I’m stealing this idea from Megan as she does this as well on Wednesdays. Not that I think any of you will actually gives two shits about what my training plan and workouts are like. Mostly this is for me and I feel like if I put this out there in the open, then I am less likely to skip anything. Or at least I will hold myself more accountable.

So here we go.

Please not this is last weeks workout schedule…

Monday: Monday’s are typically my rest days but since this was a holiday and there was an open water swim practice available at Fort Ritchie, I opted to do that instead swapping my rest day on Monday for the swim workout I had scheduled for Wednesday. I swam about 900 meters in my wetsuit and then another 300 minutes without. Followed that swim up with a 2 mile run.

Tuesday: 1 Hour Trainer Ride followed by a 2 mile run.

Wednesday: This is where I took my Monday’s rest day.

Thursday: 1 Hour Trainer Ride

Friday: What was on the calendar: 4 Miles Easy Run. What I actually did: 3 Miles easy run. So sue me. I promise I’ll get better.

Saturday: 110 Minutes of biking (although if you add up the actual workout, it was actually 115). Megan, Kristin and I met up in Columbia to do a 2ish mile loop at Columbia Gateway. I think I got 12 laps, in but honestly I stopped counting after 8.

Sunday: 6 Mile Run. I was under the impression that today’s weather was going to be abysmal so I woke up as early as I could manage to get it done. Turns out it didn’t start raining and getting gross until closer to 4pm. Oh well. It allowed me to be lazy for a good part of the day.

In other news, I really dislike the fact that we went from spring in New England type weather to August temps in a week. If anything, it gives me a lot of practice managing my heat related migraines.


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The road to 70.3

Sometime last year, Megan and I thought we would be smart and adventurous and sign up for our first 70.3. The jury is still out on whether or not this was actually a smart idea or not.

So anyway, in September we’ll be heading south to Augusta, Georgia for the Ironman Augusta 70.3. Woohoo?


About 10 months ago I hired an awesome coach to help think smarter and train better when it comes to triathlon. She will also be crucial in helping me get across that finish in September.

So far training hasn’t gotten to out of control, but I can confidently say that this is not lasting long. We’ve got Rev3 Williamsburg coming up in a month and then we’ve got 9 weeks to ramp up for Augusta.

The road to 70.3 starts now and I sure hope I am ready for the ride.

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Hello Again

Sometimes you spend a few years with a blog you greatly enjoyed writing and then the person who hosted it for you decided they wanted nothing to do with you anymore and dismantled it against your wishes. Well, that’s neither here nor there any more and I took things into my own hands and started this lovely little site. Okay, so it’s been sitting here blank for longer than I wish to admit to but now I’m back and ready to write!


So what are we going to write this time around? To be honest, I’m not sure. I have a lot going on this year and want to use this blog to hold me accountable (yeah, no more skipping workouts for me!). I also want to write about what’s on my mind, not that any of you will read or care. Hell, if I’m the only one that ever reads this blog, I am okay with that as well.

So here we go again.