Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report

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On Saturday, August 16th, every once in a while I would hit refresh on the weather.com app on my iPhone, watching the storm intently, hoping it was going to make it’s scheduled exit before the race started. The days leading up to Ironman Mont Tremblant a nasty and very wet storm hit the region. It … [Read more...]

Survived Zane Grey 50

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Are you Ready - Zane Grey 50 “Oh wow, it’s hailing!” I expected rain, not hail. I took out my phone and took a picture because I figured it would disappear quickly and I wanted proof there was hail. As I continued running, the hail continued to fall at a more rapid rate. This was the beginning of … [Read more...]

10 Tips on Hiking with Kids

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10 Tips on hiking with kids. Do you love hiking with your kids?  Have you had great experiences or ones so disastrous to the point you will not attempt it again?  There is definitely an art to hiking with kids, one that involves planning and patience.  But it's worth it.  Proper planning will … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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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