Last week, I started freaking out about the HyVee Triathlon being less than 4 weeks away and decided I NEED to get in a race before.  Bluff Creek sprint distance was my pony.  Fortunately, Matty J and Braxton were free too.  We waited until Friday to register to keep an eye on the weather forecast. […]

Swim the Bridge 2012 was the weekend before the HyVee Tri last year so I opted not to do anything longer than a 500.  This year, the race was moved earlier to July 28 so I decided to do the 1.2 mile.  Matty J and Braxton did the 500.  Because of flooding and water quality […]

Well, the Copper Creek Triathlon, which was going to be my first time doing a triathlon twice and our kick-off of the tri season was cancelled due to rain and lightning.  As soon as it looked like things might go that way, I caught training partner, Braxton taking off and begged for a ride.  Matty […]

I could not figure out how to channel my nervous energy for tomorrow’s Copper Creek Triathlon and then I remembered that I have a blog to talk to!  It has been awhile, but “Hello Blog, I’m back!”  In the last few months, my training took a nose dive.  Matty J and I went to Europe […]

Matty J and I have been running a bit this winter, but I’m really just not a fan of the biting cold.  I also am not a fan of wearing the equivalent of an entire load of laundry on my body at once, but I do like the invigorating feeling AFTER a run in the […]

I have a new goal!  YAY!  As part of a committee I’m on for the Flapjack 5k/10k for Children’s Cancer Connection, I’ve met Caleb Pike who has an organization, IM4RM that raises funds for Children’s Cancer Connection through events and races like the Ironman.  His organization is holding their annual IronGlut Spinathon and Century Challenge […]

Last night while I sneaked in a quick swim with Braxton (after “breakfast for dinner” and a couple glasses of wine…ugh) I saw a few people giving lap swimming their best attempt, but doing so without the very basics…no cap, no goggles.  I thought I’d share a few of my “must haves” for people who […]

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