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The Rundown – Last Week of Summer

I love fall and football and jeans and big wool sweaters but, I absolutely hate the last week of summer. It always leaves me wondering where all the time could have possibly gone? But, then I think about Italy and all my triathlon races, Hershey Park, the national...

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6 Core Workouts for Runners!

My workouts have changed significantly this year from having a singular focus on running, to incorporating a lot more swimming and cycling. The one thing that has not changed is my strength training routine and, core work is a major part of it. Today, along with all...

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The Rundown – Active Recovery

It has taken longer than usual for me to relax into the feeling of contentment, after racing the USA Triathlon National Championship, over a week ago. After luxuriating in an active recovery week of training and weekend getaway to Maine, I'm looking forward to making...

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Shock and Awe, Visiting Omaha!

Brace yourselves for the awesomeness that is Omaha. You may have preconceived notions about the midwest (as I did) however, my husband and I were in shock and awe of what the city of Omaha had to offer in terms of food, entertainment, hospitality and cleanliness. And,...

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Are the Comments About Female Olympians Really Sexist?

At this point, I'm sure you have seen the many articles slamming some of the NBC Olympic analysts and other news outlets, as being "sexist" toward female Olympians. Being a woman who is also a competitive athlete, I pay close attention to these stories. I will be the...

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Longevity

The second most popular question I am asked, after "what nationality are you?" is "what motivates you to keep training hard year after year?" I'm Cuban and Italian and I was basically born motivated (and angry) however, when I really think about the longevity of my...

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The Rundown – Triathlon Nationals Week!

This is it. The week I have been waiting for. Well, I was really waiting for those two weeks I spent eating and drinking my way though Italy in May but, this is also a very big date on my calendar. On Thursday of this week I will leave for triathlon nationals in...

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High Five Friday – Get Your Gear Here!

Since I have exactly one week until Triathlon Nationals in Omaha, NE I'm actually wanting time to slow the hell down! I seriously cannot believe the race is almost here, and that triathlon season is almost over for me. Instead of wallowing in self-pity (I'll do that...

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2 Most Important Things I Learned from Inside Tracker

When I had my blood analyzed by the new company InsideTracker, I actually learned a lot but, there are two things in particular that I think will be helpful to almost anyone reading this. If you read my first blog post when I mentioned InsideTracker, you may recall...

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