Category Training Tips

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 […]

Back in the “Swim” of things…

After I decided I don’t like swimming (or rather I remembered that I don’t like swimming) I took a few weeks off.  This is always a mistake.  I feel like If I run or bike sporadically, I feel slower and tire out faster but still enjoy myself.   When I swim sporadically, I just feel plain […]

Good for my body, bad for my skin!

I spent more time outside tri training last summer than I have spent outside for probably the prior 5 summers combined.  At work this week, my esthetician Lydia and I were playing with her Woods Lamp to take pictures of our skin to enlarge and show at a health fair at the Science Center or […]

Food Journaling and Nutrition

While I was training for the HyVee Triathlon, I developed some really bad food habits and felt like I could eat whatever I wanted.  Actually, I pretty much could on longer training days.  I didn’t pay any attention to nutrition though, and allowed myself too many empty calories (coffee drinks, cookies, etc…)  After the race, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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