Amy Moritz (Amy Moritz)



Buffalo, NY

About Amy Moritz:

I'm a sportswriter who moved from observing on the sidelines to participating in triathlon and distance running.

Amy Moritz's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Byline to Finish Line

A chronicle of a sports reporter who ditched the sideline to discover her own power and strength by taking up endurance sports in her 30's.

Byline to Finish Line: The process of making a fresh start
This year, she is part of the back to school rush. That’s something she never saw happening. Nervousness and excitement mix in her eyes as she sips her Saturday morning coffee and talks about starting her degree program at the community co...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line: Why I love defensive indifference
It is literally the only time I cheer in the press box. And it’s not over a play, but rather over an official scoring decision. This is how it goes down: It’s late in the game and usually a blowout. A runner advances to second base with no mo...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line: What have I gotten myself into?
There are days when I wonder what the hell am I doing. While this can apply to many aspects of my life, the question most often comes up in training. I have days where I wonder where my cycling legs went. My running can be so slow I feel embarrassed to ...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line Race Report: Summer Sizzler 2014
We were lined up by race number, curled around the beach, waiting our turn to  plunge into the Niagara River and begin our adventure at the Summer Sizzler short triathlon. In the course of the pre-race conversation, I learned the woman next to m...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line: Willow Creek Triathlon Race Report
Somewhere in the lake was an orange buoy. I noticed it when I first arrived at Quaker Lake, but now it was gone, vanished behind a thick fog which had settled into the valley of the Allegheny Mountains. The lake, which was calm and peaceful in the ea...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line: Women race bicycles and other crazy dreams
My first interaction with real cycling came in 2005 when I joined a Women’s Quest tour in Colorado. It was there where triathlon first caught my attention and also where I learned that mountain biking was not for me. But road cycling caught my atten...[Read on]
Byline to Finish Line: True tales from the Erie Canal Trail
It was a difficult decision. Since starting triathlon seven years ago I had never missed a Mussleman weekend. Some years it was the sprint. Other years it was the 70.3. One year it was both because I decided I needed to do really freaking hard stuff ...[Read on]
“Isn’t that nice” and other backhanded compliments
When I started thinking about doing my first triathlon there were a million little ah-ha moments. I suddenly found myself surrounded by people who did triathlons. I found opportunities every where. There’s a saying that universe first gives a w...[Read on]
The lessons of Mount Marcy @amymoritz
My steps had been measured. The trail had turned to bare rocks, mostly smooth and steep, while the wind seemed determined to blow me back. I was careful to plant my boot firmly and completely on the rock, to walk any cracks I could find and traverse ...[Read on]
Sometimes the results don’t make sense via @amymoritz
It was a mild spring morning which meant one thing — fog. Lots and lots of fog. So as I sipped my coffee I mulled over my running route. People would be rushing to work and school. The wind wasn’t really a factor. So I decided on an out-and-ba...[Read on]