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 […]

Racine Half Ironman Goals & Pre-Race Thoughts

Ironman Racine 70.3

Wow – we are at 60 days to Ironman Wisconsin, and my half ironman is this weekend!  We’re in the thick of things! I’m pretty pleased with training so far.  I’m faster than before (and lighter), and I’m further ahead in terms of training distance than I was last year.  Well, I’m kind of the […]

Checking In on My 2015 Goals

2015 goals

Well, we’re almost half way through the year!  Time to see where I am on these goals I set out at the beginning of the year!  Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run!   Fitness Goals:  1000 running miles – I have run 322 miles to date.  I still need 700 […]

From Sign Up to Starting Line: Tips for Ironman Training

Today’s Tuesday’s on the Run topic from  Erika, Patty and April is tips for challenge events.  I’m taking this for a triathlon twist and going to tell you about what it takes for Ironman training. I’m a firm believer that anyone CAN do an Ironman or Half Ironman event if they truly want to.  Yes, it takes work. No […]

Book Review: Better than Before


I recently finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, about how we make and keep habits.  I found it to be an interesting and relatively quick read.  I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in personal development-type reads, or has enjoyed her earlier books. As […]

January Review and February SMART Goals


Good morning y’all!  I hope everyone stayed nice and cozy… we had the craziest blizzard here in Chicago.  In our alley we were shoveling out about 18+ inches worth of snow to help neighbors try to get out last night! And that was after our Sunday Super Bowl dinner.  We didn’t watch the big game, but instead […]

My 2015 Race Schedule

Ironman Puerto Rico 70.3 Registration

We’re getting into the thick of things for 2015 and I’m sharing my race plans today!  Especially since I’ve got a couple “biggies” this year… and one of them is just 2 months away! In December I talked about some of my racing goals: Ironman Wisconsin.  09.13.2015.  Goal:  14:30 or faster. A 70.3 in 6:30 […]

2015 Goals: The Year of Awesome!

2015 goals

Happy New Year! 2014 was good, and I’m looking at 2015 to be even better!  I’ve set out a few simple-ish goals for 2015 to help keep me moving in a certain direction.     Fitness Goals:  1000 running miles – this translates to 84 miles per month, or an average of 21 miles per […]

Evaluating my 2014 Goals

As we wrap up the end of the year, I want to share my reflections on my 2014 goals: 1. Organize My Home  — eh, I did do some things, but we also put in a lot of energy toward finding a new home this fall.  Goal will roll over into 2015!  2. Plan a Date […]

Planning for Next Year’s Race Season

Dates Steps Actions

So I’ve set some major goals for next year. I’ve got a few things on my plate: Ironman Wisconsin.  09.13.2015.  Goal:  14:30 or faster.  (This was my secret time goal that got away from me at IMLOU.  I want revenge.) A 70.3 in 6:30 or less.  Also a goal I didn’t meet this year. A […]