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Coughing + Working = Not Triathlon Training Enough

At work in Peace Circle DC

Apparently Tuesdays are my training recap post days. It’s not intentional, it’s just the way it’s been happening. In this recap, though, there’s not much triathlon training to actually recap. Because in what’s supposed to be a crucial week of half Ironman training, I was sick. And I worked a lot. Yep, Read more →

Five Favorite Summer Fruits and Veggies

grilled nectarines

Happy Friday! Actually, I’m not sure how happy I am about it since I’m sick and feeling pretty rough. I’m coughing a lot, and generally feeling fatigued. I came home early from work on Thursday and tried to rest. I’m hoping that my condition improves because I have a really busy Read more →

Maintaining Weight Loss is Hard Work

A Year From Now You Will Wish You Had Started TODAY

Maintaining weight loss is hard work. This Saturday it will be ten years since I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. Ten years – what a ride. On May 22, 2005, I watched my good friend do Ironman 70.3 Florida and said “I’m going to do that one Read more →

First Triathlon of the Season Done!

Kindergarten Orientation

This weekend was a big one: I did my first triathlon of the season, the Columbia Triathlon in Maryland. It was my third Olympic distance tri and it wasn’t a PR for me, but each race is so incredibly different. I was only a couple minutes off of my finish time from the Read more →

Healthy Living Extends to Healthy Gums! #YourGumsMatter

5 Tips for Healthy Gums

This post is sponsored by Sunstar GUM, but all opinions are my own.  Healthy Living and a Healthy Body. That’s the goal here. I write about staying fit and trying to eat healthy as a busy working mom of three, and it’s important in my life to stay as healthy as possible. But we Read more →

Five Steps to Organizing Your Fitness Gear

Five Steps to Organizing Your Fitness Gear

I had to laugh when my Friday Five co-hosts Mar, Courtney, and I picked today’s Friday Five theme: “Five Ways to Organize your Running/Fitness Gear”. Why? Because I’m incredibly disorganized lately, and I have a million home/house/life projects piling up as my triathlon training heats up, and I’m in no position Read more →

Columbia Half Marathon Race Recap

Columbia half marathon race start to hotel

I love running a race in its inaugural year. There’s so much anticipation and excitement – how lucky to participate in the first running of a race. When I heard about the brand new Columbia Half Marathon being organized by Rip It Events, I immediately put it on my calendar. I’ve been a fan of Read more →

Run, Bike, Swim. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

bike trainer selfie

TGIM. Thank Goodness it’s… Tuesday? Yep. Tuesday. Tuesday is awesome because we’re moving right along in our week but there’s still so much awesome to look forward to. Let’s talk about the week’s Run, Bike, Swim. Lather, Rinse, Repeat. But let’s back up for a second – when last we met with a Read more →

Five Ways to Share the Fitness Love

5 Ways to Share the Fitness Love

If you know me at all, you know that I like to talk. I’m chatty. And I like to talk about fitness, running, triathlon – yeah, you get the point. It’s one of the reasons I have this blog – I always say that I started the blog because my husband did Read more →

Long Runs with Strollers and Other Training Updates

Running shoes on track

It’s time for a Training Update – sheesh, I’m a little behind with these. I’m having a problem lately finding time to write in the evening. I’m getting up early to get in the exercise, then my days are so packed at work, and my commuting traffic is so bad, and Read more →

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