What I Learned from Gwen Jorgensen


Last Sunday I went to Live Grit and met Gwen Jorgensen! She had just won the ITU Triathlon World Championships for Women, and shared some of her tips and experiences with us before we headed out on a fun run. Here’s what I learned: Focus on process. Instead of setting a time goal for your […]

Ironman Wisconsin: Run Report


In case you missed it: Ironman Wisconsin Swim & Bike Report So we left off with me completing the bike! I headed out on the run, knowing that my big goal for this race was to run strong.  I’d tried to make all the right decisions on the swim & the bike to set me […]

A Tiring but Happy Week… When ITU World Championships Came to Chicago

ITU Aquathlon

So… I am SO glad that this week is “normal.”  Last week was crazy and tiring!  First off, I was recovering straight off of Ironman Wisconsin, so appetite and sleep are still funny for a few days! Monday, we drove back from Madison to Chicago.  Then, Wednesday was the start of the ITU World Championships here […]

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report: Swim & Bike


Hopefully I can get this to you finished in record time compared to last year’s Ironman! (It took me a month to get the guts to write the Ironman Louisville Run Report!) Pre-Race I remember thinking that this race seemed “busier” than IMLOU.  I think it’s that I had more family coming to visit, and that almost […]

Ironman Wisconsin: Complete!

   I finished!! 14:44:19- perfect conditions and I pushed hard!   More to come later! Related posts: 21 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin! 5 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin… Building Confidence 28 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin! 27 Weeks to go to Ironman Wisconsin!

Ironman Wisconsin!! Rego & Tracking Me on Race Day

Woo! Registration Complete!  I drove up yesterday to Madison and completed race checkin while it was still relatively empty.  And I was happy to have today to be pretty chill, and work on my transition and special needs bags.       These are my transition bags. Unlike most triathlons, Ironman gives you specific bags for T1, […]

IMOO Goals & #BeHealthful Giveaway Winners

IMOO Packing

First off, we have my biggest race of the season coming up in just under 4 days!  I’m super excited!  My big goals are: Run Strong (redemption from last year’s Ironman Louisville) Bike Easy to Run Strong Stay Hydrated! And I have a bit of a time goal in my head… I’m a bit nervous sharing […]

Fall Bucket Lists & Periscope

tiki drink

So last week I started playing around with Periscope!  Have you tried it? It’s a new social media app that allows for real-time video-casting, and you can interact with viewers who chat and “like” what you’re doing.  You can follow people and see their live broadcasts, or watch replays for up to 24 hours, or […]

Friday Five: My Favorite Race Swag


Today I’m linking up with the DC ladies (Mar, Cynthia and Courtney).  The theme for today was Five Fall Races, which I accidentally posted about a few weeks ago.  So you can read my recap here on 5 fall races, and today I’ll pick up a topic I’m a little late on, favorite race swag.  I’ve got 9 days […]

Scenes from the Chicago Triathlon Weekend


Riding on the computrainer so I don’t have to go too far from the race! A rainy day for the Chicago Supersprint and Kid’s Triathlon Mike representing Team USA on a Divvy Bike! Chicago Tri Club‘s Newbies!  Congrats y’all on finishing an awesome race!!   Thank you Erin for hosting the Weekend Snapshots! Have you […]