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Vegetarian Pho, Triathlon Training and What the Doctor Ordered

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). […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Fall, Injury, Soups and Stews, Vegetarian|0 Comments

5K Turkey Trot in Mexico, EHDs and Tequila Fun

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 […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Race Reports, Triathlon Training|2 Comments

Kona 2014 Race Report

The best way to sum up this experience was that is was a fantastic week with this little thing called an “Ironman” thrown in for good measure. I am lucky enough to have raced in Kona several times prior (this was #5).  I wouldn’t call my attitude last week […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Race Reports|0 Comments