Monthly Archives: August 2012

Taper Workouts

I’ve been edgy this week.  I thought tapering would be awesome like it was when I was a kid swimming and we went from 3-4 hours of workouts a day to 30 minutes a day.  Now I have all kinds of grown-up stresses I want to take out on a workout, but the light workouts […]

Matty J and My Juice Fame

Matty J an I were featured as 2 of the 4 young professionals in our local Juice Magazine’s story on the Hy Vee Triathlon.  We were both the featured swimmers.  The only thing I wish readers could have seen from the story is that I really, really, am not good at this.  I am one […]

World Massage Festival

Last week I was fortunate to be able to go to the World Massage Festival in Las Vegas from Monday early morning-Thursday afternoon and learn from some really accomplished massage therapists.  The timing stressed me out though, just 2 weeks before the HyVee Tri and my last hard training week so I knew I’d have […]

Swim the Bridge Race

Today was the 2nd Annual Swim the Bridge race in Granger, IA.  Participants had the option of the 500 meter, 1.2 mile, 2.4 mile, and 5K.  I mostly wanted to go for fun and re-live one of my favorite distances from my teen years so I just did the 500 meter (plus, it was $15 […]

Taco Tuesdays

Yesterday was the perfect day for a girls night ride.  Abra and I hit the Great Western Trail toward Cumming Tap for Tacopocalypse Tacos.  This is pretty much one of the greatest things to do in Des Moines and usually there are big crowds of friendly people. It was nice that we were able to […]

Biking Success: HyVee Tri Route

Today I rode the majority of the HyVee Triathlon bike route with Matty J, Abra, and Braxton. We started and ended at Waterworks park, skipping the Fleur/MLK portions of the ride since I feel comfortable with that area.  I mostly wanted a feel for the hills on 63rd and Army Post.  I insisted we do […]

My Y Tri

My morning training with Abra and Braxton got muddled (work sometimes goofs up training, but work comes first since work pays for bikes, gear, entry fees, goggles…and I generally have a pretty sweet job.)  I was bummed, until I realized that things might fall into place for a great afternoon workout at the South Suburban […]

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