Ironman Recovery – What To Focus On

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Are you doing Ironman Arizona? Yes, I say enthusiastically.  Really, they say, as they look at me perplexed.  I have been asked this question many times in person and electronically and realized there are a lot of questions as to why I would.  So, here is the skinny.  Plus, it might help answer a … [Read more...]

My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience

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  My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience The door to the plane opened and I could not wait to get to the doorway to smell the Hawaiian air. I was told to stand there and look around, take a deep breath and take in the energy form the island.  I did just that.  Kona’s airport is not … [Read more...]

Our Halloween Tradition

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Do you blindly following culture and tradition or do you think outside of the box and start your own tradition? Another Halloween is fast approaching, bringing with it more than $2.2 billion in candy.  For parents who work hard year-round to help their children make healthy choices, finding a way … [Read more...]

Quality versus Quantity Workouts

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“Why am I not seeing results, I’ve been working out for several hours a day for weeks?” “I spent 3hrs at the gym today, did I earn that dessert?” “Should I spend one hour on the treadmill or 30 minutes doing sprint drills?” “What will yield the fastest results?” These are questions that … [Read more...]

Should I Workout on an Empty Stomach?

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Should I workout on an empty stomach? Will exercising on an empty stomach burn more fat?  These questions have been the subject of much debate in the fitness world.  Some suggest that exercising on an empty stomach is more effective for weight loss forcing the body to burn fat stores for fuel.  … [Read more...]

Tips for Eating Healthy on the Go

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Tips for Eating Healthy on the Go “This bus is leaving, you better get in.”  “We gotta go.”  “Get in the car. NOW!” As my children get older our family schedule gets fuller and fuller. We now have activities every day of the week. Throw in the mix me running a business and doing Ironman … [Read more...]

Do you have regrets?

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Do you have regrets? What do you do with them? Do you dwell on them or do you learn from them and move on? I am a firm believer that you are not living life to the fullest if you do not experience some form of regret at some point.  I think having regrets from choices made really helps you to focus … [Read more...]

Quick, Easy, & Healthy Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

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'Blow your MIND' Tomato Basil Pasta - No straining, Just Stirring! As a mom of 3, Ironman triathlete, business owner, chef, taxi driver, maid, pool girl, et al., I look for simple and healthy recipes all the time.  I came across this recipe, was inspired to try it and had to share.  The great thing … [Read more...]

Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip

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I am always up for trying new recipes, some work out well and others need work.  My latest was absolutely DELISH right off the bat.  First, let me explain how much I love peanut butter and almond butter.  Peanut butter is heavenly on most anything :) One of my favorite snacks is apple slices dipped … [Read more...]

The ONE and ONLY – Wildflower Long Course

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When a race is coined, “The One and Only”, how can you not want to experience that?  Or should I say, how can I not want to experience that race?  Wildflower Triathlon Long Course is the toughest half iron distance race in the world with over 5,000’ of climbing on the bike and near 2,000’ on the … [Read more...]



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