The Courage is Already Inside


Tomorrow will be my first triathlon of the season.  Ironically, as I was nervously preparing for my race, this commercial came on… Whatever tomorrow brings, I know I’m going into it prepared.  Months of hard work: endless hours in the pool, countless 5:00 AM wake-ups to get on the trainer, and running in temperatures that […]

Cayuga Lake Triathlon: A Year and Some Change


The Cayuga Lake Triathlon was my first “big” triathlon in 2013.  It excited me, terrified me, and in the end, changed me.  I was hooked. Training and racing for triathlons was definitely for me. My goal race for 2014 was Syracuse 70.3 in June. A lovely benefit from my months and months of training for […]

Recovery Week


Ah, recovery week, we meet again. Okay well, we are about to say goodbye again in two days, but our time together this week has been lovely. First order of business this past week was to invest in one of these.  It’s a Napsack and it’s amazing.  My husband and I LOVE camping.  This will […]

Training While Traveling


Maintaining your training or workout routine can be difficult when you’re not in your typical day to day environment.  With a little planning ahead of time, you can still get in all of your scheduled workouts.  My recent travels to Philadelphia were a great way to practice training while traveling. With a little advance notice […]

Training With Valor


Where do I begin? I guess I could start by saying it’s been a busy month.  Hold on, THAT might be a bit of an understatement… Things go back to November when I mentioned how I had just completed a run focus training plan with my goal 5k race.  Naturally, after that race, my thoughts […]

A HUGE Surprise


So this exciting news comes a little late… My husband, Brendan told me to keep the weekend of my birthday (October 27th) open.  He had made us plans. In my mind, this equaled getting up earlier than I wanted to on a Saturday in order to get in my 8+mile speed workout before we left […]

Race Recap: Finger Lakes Triathlon


When I started triathlon training in May, I had no idea where it would take me.  Four months later, I’ve just completed my third triathlon of the season (fourth if you include the Borg Warner Mini Triathlon). After Cayuga and Broome County, I didn’t feel my triathlon season was complete yet.  I had at least one […]

Race Recap: Broome County Triathlon


 The Broome County Triathlon was originally scheduled for June of this year.  Unfortunately the week of the race, there were heavy rains and it was postponed due to flooding.  If this triathlon had taken place when it was supposed to, I would not have done it because I just wasn’t as fit as I wanted […]

Race Recap: The Cayuga Lake Triathlon


This past weekend I competed in the 11th annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon in Ithaca, New York. On race day, my alarm went off at 4:00 AM.  I showered, braided my hair (which, by the way, I believe is the easiest style for triathlons), got dressed in my racing gear, added more layers of clothes due […]

Cayuga Lake Triathlon Practice


This is where I get to do my next triathlon.  Isn’t it beautiful? Last week, the local triathlon club put together a practice bike/run on the course. Unfortunately, due to traffic and a detour, I was 15 minutes late.  Both, the sprint tri and olympic tri groups had already left.  I was pretty bummed that […]

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