Training

Ironman Wisconsin 2017 Race Recap

September 21, 2017

I don’t really know where to begin this story… If I had to sum up Ironman Number 2 in one word…It would be HEART. It is 4am on a Friday. Everything is the same as it usually is. I have meditated. I am sitting in my favorite chair where I… Read more

Writing Challenge Day 6: Write about something that is kicking your ass right now

September 6, 2017

You can refer back to the 30 questions and original writing challenge post HERE. DAY 6: Write about something that is kicking your ass right now TAPERING FOR IRONMAN!!!!!! I’m feeling like I’m an effing CRAZY person with this taper! And a full moon in Pisces isn’t helping! I was ranting… Read more

TRAINING: “Real Food” for Fuel during Endurance Races

August 11, 2017

So I recently asked a question on my Instagram about using “Real Food” for fueling during endurance events. I love hearing everyone’s ideas and what works for them and the response was massive! So I thought I would toss ALL the comments into a blog post that we could all… Read more

Training: Ironman Wisconsin Update

July 25, 2017

Training from last week! Monday: Weights + Yoga I was so sore from these classes that I could barely walk for two days! My first official workout back after a little training break. Tuesday: 30 minute SWIM + 1 hour BIKE + Yoga Getting back into the swing of things and… Read more

From Dengue Fever to a Full Marathon in 3 Months!

May 11, 2017

Here’s a little Throwback and Transformation Story for you. This picture was last June. I had just contracted Dengue Fever in Bali and had an excruciating 36 hours flying home sicker than I’ve ever been in my life. I spent 90% of the flight laying in the airplane bathroom because… Read more

184 Days until IRONMAN WISCONSIN

March 10, 2017

I love my sport and sometimes in life it feels as though it is the only constant. When life is spiraling out of control, uncertainty runs deep and people come and go … My training has remained true and steady. Sure it ebbs and flows and I have strong days… Read more

Ironman Wisconsin Training Update!

December 13, 2016

Training Update! Well since I got home from Amsterdam in late October and then family in town for almost two weeks at Thanksgiving I feel like training has been GOOD but not GREAT. It comes as no joke that 2016 kicked my ass physically and didn’t play out the way… Read more

My FAVORITE Workout Gear!

November 18, 2016

Here are my current FAVORITE Workout Items. Disclaimer: I have ZERO affiliation with ANY company except Rudy Project (Because their helmets have saved mine and my friends lives and their aviators are my jam) …. So this is 210% my own opinions and purchases unless stated otherwise. Maybe someday I… Read more

Ironman Arizona … One Year Later

November 15, 2016

I’m sitting here under a full moon. It is SO bright and shining through the window of my favorite room. I am sitting cozy in my favorite chair snuggled in a soft and warm blanket. I can hear the soft music playing in the room next door. My babies have… Read more

Week 2 … Journey to Ironman #2

November 8, 2016

In a couple days I hit the 10 month mark to Ironman Wisconsin. I am still in a more relaxed stage and incorporating more yoga practices and strength training. I love practicing Ashtanga Yoga because to me it feels like strength training! Ha! It is a pretty intense practice and… Read more

5 Supplements Every Athlete Needs

November 4, 2016

This edition of Friday Favorites (and the first … maybe the last … who knows? … I just like reading other people’s favorite stuff so thought I would join in!) is all about what supplements I incorporate into my lifestyle and diet. I get asked this question all the time… Read more

Week 1 … Journey to Ironman #2

October 31, 2016

Well guys! I know I am crazy to start thinking of Ironman this soon BUT since I don’t have anything to really be training for, I am going to jump back into the Tri World of Swim, Bike and Run and call it Ironman Training! Haha! So I am 313… Read more

Amsterdam Marathon Recap

October 19, 2016

Amsterdam Marathon I had heard so many friends I have in Europe talk about this Marathon for years now so earlier in the spring I finally decided I would sign up and it would be my fall marathon. I was in peak fitness and getting ready to start training for… Read more

Chicago Marathon Weekend

October 11, 2016

Wowza you guys! I am still riding the high from this last weekend. I just need to jump into recapping it to get all the goodness out there! Friday. Jess and I held a Yoga Workshop with the theme “Letting Go”. This truly had to be one of my all… Read more

6 Running “Things” I Can’t Live Without

October 6, 2016

I did a 10 mile TRAIL RUN yesterday and Chicago was having some pretty spectacular weather! I think my body had already acclimated to the “Fallish” temperatures because I was a sweaty mess! I also am getting over an icky cold/sore throat so I was a snotty mess during the… Read more

Steelhead 70.3 … Cheering with my Son

August 16, 2016

This weekend I went to Benton Harbor, Michigan on Sunday to cheer at Steelhead 70.3. I did this race last year and had a total blast so was excited to get back. It involved a 2:30am wake up call in order to get there before the gun went off and… Read more

How did I know it was time to do an Ironman …

August 5, 2016

How did you know it was time to do an Ironman? I get asked this question a TON. It is a valid question. I remembering thinking I was bat shit crazy seconds after signing up. I still kind of do … I mean is it normal to want to put… Read more

Some Women wear makeup during Triathlon … Get OVER it

July 7, 2016

I am normally a very positive person. Like probably one of the more positive people you would ever meet. I am a lover and not a fighter. I believe in MAGIC and the stars and the moon and the sun. I love the Universe and chakra stones. I meditate every.damn.day.… Read more

To Self-Coach or NOT to Self-Coach …

May 26, 2016

When I was 16 years old I was a feisty little shit. Actually all through High School. I got kicked out of choir my second day of High School because I rolled my eyes at the teacher because he screamed at me that I talk to much. I packed my… Read more

Just Keep Riding…

May 10, 2016

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, I woke up ridiculously early and went to the Chicago Lakefront to watch the sunrise. I had been out decently late with my best friend…and by out I mean we had a bottle of wine (or two!) and were watching Sex and the City reruns on… Read more