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The Rundown – 7 Weeks Until Triathlon Nationals

I decided to take a little break from the tour of Italy on Mondays and have returned to regularly scheduled programming. I'm waiting to get all my money back from the Sorrento hotel before I start calling out their bullshit and, I also intend to do full recaps on the...

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Hill Workouts for Runners! #WednesdayRoundup

I am so excited to be back in action for this months runner's workout round-up! I know you missed my advice last month when I was in Italy but, I feel like this is the perfect topic for me to come home to since I consider hill workouts my specialty. Maybe it's because...

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The Rundown On the Road – Sorrento, Italy

We have now traveled from Rome to the Tuscany region and have arrived at our final destination, Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast! Obviously this was one of the most stunning regions we visited and, I always feel better when I'm by the water. However, as I briefly...

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My Top 3 Fitness Motivators of the Moment

One of the things I loved most about traveling to Italy was all the time I had to read and watch movies. I almost never have that kind of downtime (because I don't create it) and, prior to being trapped on a plane for 9 hours one way to Italy, the last movie I had...

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The Rundown On the Road – Tuscany, Italy

Ciao friends! When we left off last Monday, we were saying good-bye to Rome and bonjourno to Tuscany! After five glorious days in Rome, we headed to the train station where we would be whisked away to the Tuscany region in less than four hours...and two trains...and...

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High Five Friday – Viva l’Italia!

Two weeks ago today I was literally flipping into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sorrento in Italy. Today I will be going to Little League baseball practice on a field that smells of pre-teen angst and cow manure. *sigh* At least I had the experience for two...

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Rest and Next Race!

I had a plan. I thought it was a good one. I would race the Columbia Triathlon four days prior to leaving for a two week trip to Italy where I would rest and recover until my next race. Now that I am home, I feel anything but rested and recovered and I'm staring down...

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The Rundown Goes on the Road: Rome, Italy

Ciao my friends! I would say it's good to be back but it's pretty horrible. I woke-up in a haze at 5am last Friday morning with no Italian roast coffee, no view of the Mediterranean sea and, worst of all, my kids were still with me after 15 days of non-stop travel....

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