Category Guest Blogger

Train Together, Race Alone-by Guest Blogger, Abra Pulley

Train Together, Race Alone-by Abra Pulley I have a training team. We run together, bike together, and swim together.  We encourage each other, help each other, and push each other…but only in training. We race alone. I used to do only races I could do with my husband or friends.  I loved talking and crossing […]

Swimming Etiquette FAILS-Guest Blogger “Mama Chris”

My mom has hilarious stories from her first year back swimming after a 40+ year hiatus from the sport (Watch out, Dara Torres!)  She’ll be doing the swim leg of the HyVee Triathlon on training partner Abra’s relay.  I’ve asked her to compile some swim etiquette fails for your amusement and enlightenment.  Be sure to […]

Bluff Creek Triathlon-By Guest Blogger Meredith Goodwin

Note: This race recap is courtesy of Meredith Goodwin who got to experience her first triathlon a few weeks before me!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ~Cassie Bluff Creek Triathlon Experience, by Guest Blogger Meredith Goodwin This was my first triathlon experience, and what an experience it was (to say […]

Tri-ing Experience by Scott Pallwitz

I owe a big thanks to Scott Pallwitz for sharing this awesome account of his first triathlon, the 2012 Copper Creek Tri.  I can’t wait to see him at another one and I hope if you are on the fence about pushing your athletic comfort zone that this story inspires you to just go for […]

Second comeback (Guest Blogger: Mama Chris!)

This is a post sent to me by “Mama Chris” who is a super inspiring comeback athlete: At the age of 58, this is my second comeback as a swimmer.  I started competitive swimming at 9 years old and at 12, qualified for regionals.  My mother thought it improper for a 12-year-old girl to travel […]

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