Five Blogs to Love


Part of what I love about blogging is the community aspect.  I started out by “gawking” — reading certain blogs but never commenting.  But what got me really into it and why I probably a great part of why I still blog today is the community feeling.   1. Live Half Full – Katie is an […]

What Running Means to Me

ironman inspiration motivation

This was posted previously on the “Run for Boston” site that my friends Katie & Kelly put up.  I’m sharing for Tuesdays on the Run! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting! I run because: it’s an outlet to catch up with and meet friends to use up energy to get great […]

21 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin!

Barrington Ride with Lauren Runs

Who else had fun watching the Boston Marathon online today?  I had a lot of fun… usually I forget it’s going on or have a crazy work day planned, but today was nice and chill – no meetings at all! I had the most glorious ride outside on Saturday. It was pretty much perfect (apart […]

Five Brands To Love


Happy Friday!   I’m linking up with Mary, Cynthia and Courtney today for the Friday Five!  This week we talk shopping!  My top five favorite brands are: 1. Coeur.  Naturally I love them as I’m an ambassador, and I think they’re doing great things to help promote women in triathlon – not only through their women’s […]

Thinking Out Loud Thursday

My Nose Runs More Mileage that You Do

Well happy Thursday!  I’m just making it through this week as my allergies/cold is still lingering around.  I go back and forth between feeling great and having sinus pressure & congestion.  Monday was great, Tuesday was not.  Wednesday was fine until the afternoon, so I came home, napped/vegged, and then rallied before heading out for […]

Metabolic Efficiency Training


One philosophy on nutrition and weight management that I’ve been exploring recently is Metabolic Efficiency. What is it? The idea in a very catchy way is to train your body to be as metabolically efficient as possible. That means that you are burning mostly fat, and that you can do a lot of your athletic […]

How to Pick a Training Program that Works for You

Training Peaks

Its springtime, and that means many of us runners are off working toward our big running goals of the year!  My big run goal is to actually RUN my marathon during Ironman Wisconsin, not just walk most of it! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run! One thing that’s evolved for me as […]

22 Weeks to IMWI… aka the week that I almost did all the workouts

lazy sundays

Well, this week I was on track to do ALLTHEWORKOUTS! But alas, the world did not have that in store for me.  You see, when you’ve got 10+ hours of training on the books each week, it’s not uncommon that something may need to give. Whether that’s for sleep, for life (you know, there are […]

Five Race-Cations I’d Do Again

PR70.3 Finish

Happy Friday! I love to travel, and thought I’d share my top five race-cations — vacations I’ve taken and raced at! I’m linking up with Mary, Cynthia and Courtney today for the Friday Five! Props to the DC ladies! Amsterdam Amsterdam was a lot of fun as a vacation spot – exploring Europe, drinking beer, eating food, walking […]

Tri Talk Tuesday: How to Get Started Bike Riding


Well, it’s a Tuesday, so it’s time to talk about Triathlon!  I’m trying to post my most informational posts on triathlon training on Tuesdays.  Today I’m linking up with Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?!, Courtney at The TriGirl Chronicles, and Phaedra at Blisters and Black Toenails, who host Tri-Talk Tuesday! First off, I’m guest posting today over at […]