The Rundown – My New Bike Wheels Are Trying To Kill Me

The Rundown – My New Bike Wheels Are Trying To Kill Me

Every once and a while my husband jokingly reminds me of how mad he would be if I died getting hit by a car on a ride or run. Well, he almost got the chance to find out just how consuming that anger would be after I tested my new Zipp 404 wheels for the first time...
Best Run Recovery Tips – Ideal vs Reality

Best Run Recovery Tips – Ideal vs Reality

Recovery is an interesting thing when it comes to training for any race goal. I have had my share of advice, have done a lot of experimenting and, ultimately have come to a system that makes my mind, body and coach happy. This was no easy task and has changed with my...
The Rundown – How Badly Do You Want It?

The Rundown – How Badly Do You Want It?

When I sat down to finalize our Labor Day plans with my husband, I thought I was being honest when I told him I really did not care one way or the other. However, as soon as he dashed my race plans I realized I was lying my ass off. Everyone probably knows Matt...
The Rundown – Hell Week Before Summer Vacation

The Rundown – Hell Week Before Summer Vacation

You have to go through hell to get to heaven, right? I’m pretty sure that’s what I was taught over 12 grueling years of Catholic school. Or maybe I’m just remembering a country song. Either way, my coach felt it necessary to put me through a savage...
Litchfield Hills Triathlon Race Recap!

Litchfield Hills Triathlon Race Recap!

It was a bit unexpected, but not totally unplanned, when I found myself on a beach at 7:00am last Sunday morning ready to race the the Litchfield Hills Olympic Distance Triathlon. I had a score to settle with this triathlon since I DNS’ed (did not start) it last...
The Rundown – The Wonderful Weirdness of Hershey Park

The Rundown – The Wonderful Weirdness of Hershey Park

Where are you going? You’re driving 5 1/2 hours for an amusement park based on chocolate bars? You mean “Hershey” as in Hershey bars and kisses? These are all the questions I usually get when I try to explain that my family and I are going back to...