Category Archives: Running

I forgot how to swim

I wrote this three years ago when I was training for my first triathlon and I’m finally publishing it. I’ve come a long way in my swimming since then. This is where I wish I were swimming, not where I actually swam.   My big breakthrough finally happened in mid March when Coach Christine told…

Trail running at Solitude

This post was written two years ago, just getting around to publishing it now. My family and I are spending July in Utah My husband floats in and out since he still has to work, but my son and I are lucky enough to stay here all month. It’s been great to escape to heat…

MTB clinic for women in Park City

Changing Bike Tire

Last week I had my first ever mountain biking clinic and so far I love it. The Mountain Biking for Women Clinic is taught through Park City MARC. The small class meets four times over two weeks and is taught by Jessica Moran, who I met for the first time last year during one of…

5K mountain fun run

Coles Mountain Fun Run

It’s tempting to sleep in on holidays, but running a 5K is a much better idea. You will feel good about yourself all day as you sit and watch the parade and the fireworks later. For the past two years my family and I have¬† spent the 4th in Park City, Utah. While I’m here…

Blue Norther Duathlon

Blue Norther Duathlon

This past March I completed the Blue Norther Duathlon at Texas Lutheran University with some of my Team in Training teammates. We ran 3.1 miles, rode 14 miles and then ran 3.1. I have never done anything like this before. Usually I just run 5K’s; to do two in one day and then bike was…

Skipping Practice

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My Friday night was spent drinking wine, laughing and hanging out. I ignored the fact that I had practice with my fellow Team in Training teammates the next morning. I did not put my bike rack on my car, put my tire pump in my car or mentally prepare for practice as I do most…

Training and nutrition

Thrive, Vegan nutrition guide

My triathlon training has been moving along pretty nicely. I’m happy to report I had some progress with my swimming. Nothing to jump up and down about; but some small progress. For the past few weeks I have been working on getting my nutrition right. I was feeling very tired after my workouts and sometimes…

Some practices are better than others

Team in Training, Swimming

I just got back from swim practice and I’m feeling a bit down. I had no idea that I didn’t know how to put my face in the water and breathe. It turns out you can forget how to swim if you haven’t done it in decades. When I got to swim practice this morning…

Triathlon Challenge

Team in Training

You guys know I like to challenge myself. I learned to ski days before my 40th birthday and now I’m involved in another challenge. I will be completing my first Triathlon on May 27th in Austin Texas, the CapTexTri. I am training with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training ( TNT ).¬† I’ll…

Skiing and living

Skiing and living | Exfoodie.com

This was the view from my window last month wile I was in Park City Utah with my family. A beautiful pile of white snow. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays as much as I did; mine were extra special because I spent them with one of my sisters and her family in this…