Category Races

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 […]

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 […]

IronGlut: A 6 hour bike ride

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 […]

Living History Race Photos up

I just took a minute to browse the Living History Farms race photos up at Jolesch.  I took off my sweater pretty fast so my race number was hidden on my back, but Matt and I were side-by-side for most of the race so here are his pics!  

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, […]

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