Category Gear

Copper Creek is calling my name!

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 […]

Essential Swim Gear

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 […]

Winter Cross Training

I’ve been less motivated to train since it is cold out, but still wanting to burn calories.  I’ll occasionally hit the treadmill, a spin class, or suck it up and swim a mile but I’m taking the opportunity to try new things. Matt likes any outdoor fitness, so when I suggested we treat Des Moines […]

Winter Running Gear

I’m not at all one to run in below zero temps and most definitely will not run if there is a risk of slipping on ice.  (I’m a massage therapist…can’t afford to break my wrist!) But I have done some runs in 25-30 degrees and run in drizzle (which I really do enjoy). Since this […]

A rough ride/clipless pedal poll

Abra, Braxton, Matt and I rather awkwardly and hastily put together a ride this morning (we weren’t fully awake) to beat the heat in the afternoon.  I don’t know why I was super confident about my clipless pedals after my first brilliant attempt, but I was excited to try them “for real” when we started […]

I’d always be in pain without…

My top picks for self-care (full disclosure, I carry several of these items at my business, but that’s only because I believe in them wholeheartedly and use them regularly): #5: Biofreeze We sell this like crazy at the spa.  I prefer the spray as it is easier to apply and is a higher concentration than […]

Clipless Pedals (attempt 1, of many)

I decided to take the plunge and get clipless pedals instead of trying the clips (I call them cages, whatever) and getting into that habit then having to change my habit.  I have small feet so had to order my Shimano shoes from Zappos to get my size.  They arrived in a day and fit […]

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