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...

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...

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...

Expect the Unexpected – Columbia Triathlon Race Recap

After I left for Maryland last Friday morning, almost nothing went as planned concerning this race. Some things went horribly wrong, and others surprisingly right. By the end of the weekend I decided to stop trying to predict the future and instead, relied on what had...

Your Perfect Post-Run Stretch Routine by Dave Smith

As you read this I will be traveling to Maryland to compete in the Columbia Olympic distance triathlon! After conquering that monster, I will be in so much need of Dave’s post-run stretch video since, after the race (and a celebratory cheeseburger and beer) I...

Final Thoughts and Goals for the Columbia Triathlon

This is a tricky one. I have thought about almost nothing else during my hours of weekly training over the past five months but, now that it’s time to put some actual goals in place, I find myself at a loss. This will be my very first ever Olympic distance...