Over the last year-plus, I have embarked on both the Whole30 and the 30Clean healthy eating challenges. What exactly are these challenges? For 30 days, you eliminate sugar, alcohol, legumes, grains and Paleo-style renditons of brownies, smoothies, pancakes and more. Me, who usually preaches “eat anything in moderation” […]
A triathlete can (hopefully) only stomach so many bars, gels and tabs. I try to reserve most my intake of those necessities for racing and long training sessions. I prefer real foods and often field the question of “what do you eat before training?”
The short answer is It depends. […]
After stumbling through a foot issue late winter/early spring (initially thought to be a stress fracture but turned out to be autoimmune “AI” related), I turned my attention to training for Ironman Whistler in late July. Throughout the training, I never felt quiet right. The day of Ironman Whistler, […]
Any athlete knows that training has it ups and downs. Two weeks ago, I raced the Victoria 70.3 triathlon. It was my first big race back in over a year. Most of the race went well; but I made a
ginormous, #rookie big mistake on the bike (as in, […]
Note: This post was written last Friday–in the middle of a San Diego Rain Storm
I’m sitting here in my recovery boots, listening to the gasp rain coming down. My San Diego friends’ social media feeds are peppered with comments such as #OMGITSRAINING!!!!!!! A Phenomenon???? as IF!!
From purely a mental standpoint, […]
Wow, this week is flying by! Yesterday was a bit of a cluster (eerie weird dream about an ex that jolted me out of bed; jammed-shut the garage door on the hatch of my VW, which delayed departure for a
really really long time 20 minutes; lost my Garmin […]
It’s finally time for another #FunFoodieFinds post. Sheesh, it’s been awhile…..
Paleo Coconut Flakes Words can’t even describe how delicious this cereal is. These wonderful crunchies are made from 100% coconut. They’re Crispy! They’re Flaky! They’re Fantastic! And they are paleo. Forget the protein shake and all of that post […]
It’s so fun to say “tri-ath-a-lon-ing” and it’s even more fun to do it. Last November, I finally kicked Achilles issues to the curb; trained for a few weeks; ended up with some debilitating foot problem; troubleshot said problem and finally got it somewhat under control (read NO GOUT). […]
Q4 2015 was all about A LOT of travel. I don’t envy my husband, who not only travels for play, but for work as well. Trips to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Arizona and Mexico over late October and most of November were followed up by 3 days in Colorado visiting […]
Late October, I fired off a tearful email to Coach Kurt which went something along the lines of “I don’t see this Achilles thing coming around, so let’s plan on me becoming an UBER Aqua-bike racer for 2016—my running is over sniff sniff waaaaaaa”. As most of you […]