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...]

Healthy Banana Bread

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Is there such a thing? The word healthy and bread in the same title, occasionally, yes.  Or maybe I should just say healthier banana bread.   I have been baking banana bread for years in my home and every once in a while I'll tinker with the recipe to make it a little healthier.  Most of the time it … [Read more...]

15 Must Haves for your Kitchen

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First, I have a confession, this list was really long at first. I love to cook and when I was looking at my pantry, cupboards and fridge I had a hard time narrowing it down. With that being said, this list could easily be longer and your top 15 is most likely different than my top 15. None-the-less, … [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...]

Ironman California 70.3 – Oceanside Race Report

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Have you ever wanted something so bad that you feel like you are starting to smother the idea of it and you just might possibly jinx yourself into not getting it because you want it so bad?  That is how I felt leading up to Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside.  So much so that I forced myself to do … [Read more...]

Quick Quinoa Hash Dinner

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Meal Planner or NOT? Have you ever been standing there, at 4:30pm (moments from the witching hour) staring at your refrigerator and/or pantry and thought to yourself, “What the heck am I going to make for dinner?” For the most part I am a planner and have meals figured out in advance to ease … [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...]

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...]



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