Category Race Reviews

Bluff Creek Tri 2013

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 2013

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 […]

Copper Creek 2013 Tri: Cancelled for weather.

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 […]

Living History Farms Race 2012

Yesterday I did my first Cross Country race: The Living History Farms race.  This race is North America’s biggest Cross Country race and is capped at 7500 participants.  For years,  I’ve loved looking through the Des Moines Register’s online galleries of pictures from this event, but never, ever did I think I’d run it! Actually, […]

Des Moines Marathon

It’s now Day 3 of marathon recovery, and I’m starting to get back to normal. This morning I went down the stairs facing forward! It still hurt, but it’s an improvement. On October 21st I ran my first marathon. I’ve only been a runner, in any sense of the word, for three or four years. […]

The Color Run: Des Moines

Color Run Des Moines=27,000 people running/walking/strolling during 2 races on Saturday.  Well, make that 26,998 because I had 2 extra registrations I couldn’t unload that day. 😉  I was mostly excited for this “race” because my brother, Scottie, and his girlfriend, Sara were coming to join us.  I was so happy to see them I […]

HyVee Tri Race Review

This year’s HyVee Triathlon didn’t fail to impress.  They had a record number of athletes participating and a record number of relay teams: about 300!  This brought out lots more newbies and weekend warriors (yay!  Just like me last year) which was great.  The amount of smiling and helpful volunteers was absolutely astounding. Pre Race: […]

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