In the next week or so, I'm going to overhaul the appearance and to a certain extent the theme of the Ironmom blog. When I started with this blog, it was more or less a journal of my Ironmom journey and took the form of whatever random thoughts entered my head about training toward that goal. Then I started trying to introduce more helpful content: swim workouts, shoe reviews, books, coaching tips, etc.into the blog Over the last few years, I've come to feel that my triathlon training made my own fitness focus too narrow. I was "fit" in one aspect, but lacking in many others. My attempts to include Crossfit and martial arts in my own training have been working toward a goal of becoming a more balanced athlete and incorporating the things I was lacking: strength, speed, dexterity, and work in more muscle groups than just the ones used in triathlon training.
So the blog has become more than just a journey to that one particular goal: the Ironman.. For me, it is now about the journey toward ultimate health and fitness, toward becoming a well-rounded athlete who is physically, mentally, and spiritually fit inside and out. I want to broaden the scope of the blog to reflect that. To share more insights into that journey, and hopefully to include more insights from other athletes as well. So you'll see a new design to the blog coming soon, and a gradually changing emphasis from just triathlon training to a lifelong fitness journey. I will also have a new URL to reference the blog, but the old "ironmom.blogspot.com" will still work as well.
As always, I welcome any thoughts and comments. Hopefully it will be a positive change!