Emily

I’m a thirty-something year-old Southerner recently transplanted to Washington, DC, from Nashville, TN.  I'm the editor and founder of the fitness blog Whole Iron Woman.  I started the blog while training for my first half-Ironman triathlon (completed in July 2011), but it has since grown to include my own thoughts on training, tips on maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle and other observations as an age grouper triathlete. 

I joined my first swim team at age six, started running nearly 11 years ago and bought my first tri bike in 2009.  Over the years, I’ve competed in numerous swim meets, run 10 half marathons and 1 marathon, been a Team in Training member three times and completed 10 triathlons – 5 sprint, 4 Olympic-distance and 1 half-Ironman.  I have a love/hate relationship with my bike, but I’m hopeful we’ll eventually find some common ground.

DIY Project – Medals & Bibs

Over the Labor Day weekend, I finally organized my home office. The Spectathlete and I moved in a new house six months ago, and the room reserved as “my office” was a complete disaster of boxes of holiday decorations, piles of pictures needing to be hung and any other oddball item we couldn’t find a place for in the house ....more

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I did something drastic over the Labor Day weekend. I cut all of my hair off. Gone. No more ponytails. No more hairdryer or  flat iron. Yep, it’s that short now ....more

10 Minutes

Yesterday, I had a breakthrough ....more

A Weekend of No Regrets {Guest Post}

While I’m on vacation this week, a couple of my favorite bloggers are picking up the slack on Whole Iron Woman and sharing some of their racing and training insights. First up is Jess. I don’t remember how I first stumbled upon her blog, but it has become one that I read almost daily ....more

The Most Important Question for the 2012 Olympics

Forget about the controversy surrounding the U.S. women’s 100 meter track and field trials. There’s no need to spend another second trying to understand the selection process for the Australian triathlon team (Sorry, Macca). The biggest question facing the 2012 London Olympics is simple… ...more

Benched {again}

It’s been a rough morning. Foam roller = my BFF ...more

Debunking The Myth That “Quitters Never Win” {Guest Post}

Eagleman 70.3 AquaVelo Race Report, DNF Edition, or debunking the myth that “quitters never win” ...more

Onward & Upward!

  Photo Courtesy of Etsy.com ...more

The Immortal Words of Kenny Rogers…

…You got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. That is such good advice. Too bad Kenny didn’t heed that advice for himself when it came to his plastic surgery decisions. But, I digress… ...more

A Few of My Favorite {Athleta} Things

Athleta - Reston Store Opens 6/13! ...more