Hey everyone! You might notice some changes around here, and that’s because I’ve got a new blog name! Now that I’m getting back into blogging I’ve decided I want to highlight my new identity as a mom in the mountains and rebrand this blog. I’m really excited about this! Being a hiker and outdoorsy woman … More The New Me
I did it! I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year – even though the weather was much crazier and I’m still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women’s only race here in Anchorage. It’s a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a … More Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap
This week was my unofficial start of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, and like I mentioned before I’ve definitely got no official training plan that can fit my crazy life right now. I can’t run yet, so my “running” training is coming from long hikes and from all the work I’m doing in PT until … More GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming
I’ve got some exciting news today! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a race due to my SI joint injury, and I definitely miss the feeling of signing up for a race, training for something hard, and crossing the finish line. I’m going to be starting a slow, supervised return to running in … More Spring Racing Plans
Hi everyone! Now that my very first triathlon is over, I wanted to share some things that I learned from finishing my first tri. Doing a “first” of any type of race is hard, but my first triathlon was definitely my most challenging “first” because it had so many different parts to try to prepare … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: What I Learned From My First Triathlon
Hi everyone! As you may have learned last week, I’M A TRIATHLETE! Those are three little words that I never thought I’d say, but have brought me so much happiness in the past week. From the moment I crossed the finish line of the Gold Nugget Triathlon (recap here!) I’ve felt like a totally different … More What It Means To Be A Triathlete
Hi everyone! Guess what? After 8 weeks of learning how to swim and ride a road bike, and dealing with not being able to run, I’M A TRIATHLETE! Quite possibly my happiest race day picture EVER! I had a great experience this weekend at the Gold Nugget Triathlon, even though I was crazy nervous about the … More Gold Nugget Triathlon Race Recap!
Hi everyone! My time as a tri newbie is coming to an end very soon because my first triathlon is THIS SUNDAY! I have no idea where the last 2 months went, but I guess I’m ready for race day! Well, almost. This is the time in my training where I am putting together all … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Before The Race!
Disclaimer: I received the Zensah Well Rounded Shorts to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Hi everyone! Week 7 of Gold Nugget Tri training is complete, which means that I only have one more … More GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear
Hi everyone! It’s time for another Tri Newbie Chronicles! Today I wanted to focus on one part of the triathlon that made me really nervous: getting the right bike gear. When I was a little kid I rode my bike around the neighborhood constantly, but back then I didn’t have to worry about any gear … More The Tri Newbie Chronicles: Bike Gear