Run, Walk, Move… Everybody, Everywhere

I was out this morning on a nice, long trail run.  No agenda, no plan, no structure… just running. One of the nice things about this time of year, post racing season, is the opportunity for a small stretch of time to just get out and do what you feel like doing on any given […]

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The #1 Thing to Avoid Weight Gain When Traveling

Up the fat. As in… change the macronutrient composition of what you’re eating. I write that not in jest but in all honesty, if I don’t emphasize that the goal is not simply to add fat, but to eat a variety of different types and sources of fats instead of the breads, the pastas, the […]

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Now What? Three Weeks After Kona…

Hard to believe it’s already been almost three weeks since Kona – still reflecting… Time flies. Downtime is always in order immediately following any big evert, in order to let the body rest, recover and rejuvenate. But how about the mind? One of the main reasons I ever got into Ironman in the first place […]

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Fresh Catch… From Fiji?

I had to laugh. It wasn’t funny, but I was still honestly laughing. I stopped into the grocery store for some bits (I typically end up doing a second trip in addition to my big shop or trip to the farmer’s market each week), such as a little bit more lettuce (depending on what my […]

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Gather (at the Farmer’s Market), Discover…Cook!

As I write this post, I’m getting ready to do one of my absolute favorite things:  cook. Something I do every day, whether I’m cooking for myself and my dogs while Chris is out of town for work, or hosting a gigantic holiday party…it’s always the same. No matter what sort of day I’ve had, […]

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Reflecting on the Race…

The day after any race is always an emotional one for me, and the day after Kona tends to be that ,and then some, taking those feelings to the nth degree, given its significance and magnitude. This is precisely why I opted not to write a post yesterday, to reflect on the race (as well […]

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Racing with Gratitude

The day before a race is always a special one, and in particular, the day before this race. From the moment I land on this beautiful island, I always feel as though I’m part of something bigger.   Whether that’s due to the welcoming energy of the Hawaiian culture or the raw, savage feel this […]

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Must Read: Big Food Uncovered in the NY Times

We all know the basics. We’re getting fatter and sicker as a nation and obesity and diabetes rates are skyrocketing. We’re barely eating real food  (about half the meals the typical American family eats are not prepared at home (1) and 74% of that packaged food or those take-out meals contains sugars (2)- both obvious and hidden. But somehow […]

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here. we. go, kona!

8 minutes until we board our flight to Kona and I’m happy, focused a little jittery but most of all, excited to see what the day brings. It’s been three years since the last time I had the opportunity to race on triathlon’s sacred grounds and the time away has allowed personal growth, revisiting the […]

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