Barb’s Race – A Run I Will Never Forget

Barb’s Race Sonoma County, CA July 27, 2013 This summer, 7 teammates and I participated in Barb’s Race – a women’s only 1/2 iron distance triathlon run in conjunction with Vineman (the full-iron triathlon Kris participated in).  Two years ago Kris and I both did the full Vineman with several teammates.  Last year we came by ourselves – Kris did the full aquabike and I did Barb’s Race for the first time. This year started out being a girls’ race day.  Last fall, while on Continue reading →

Why we use Hammer Nutrition (and you should too)!

Post Race at Vineman and Barb’s Race 2013 Fresh of a race weekend in Sonoma County, California it’s time to get blogging again.  The last few months have been busy in terms of racing and life in general and we’re glad to be back sharing stories and information with you.  Mindy is working on a blog post about her adventures at Barb’s Race (part of the Vineman Triathlon weekend) and I’m sure I’ll pop up in her review, but here’s my race report in a Continue reading →

Sinister Night Run 27k Race Report

About two weeks ago Mindy came to me with some information about a trail running race she planned to do.  She was already committed to running with a friend and was asking if it was something I’d be interested in. A few things about the race worth pointing out… first off, it’s a trail race.  We’ve never done a trail race before, and aside from a two trail runs last month that ended in my feet hating me, we don’t usually run trails at all. Continue reading →

Boston Strong

It has been one week since the attacks at the Boston Marathon and it has been amazing to see the way the country and running community has come out to support one another, hold events and work to track down those responsible.  It has been emotional watching it all and reflecting on the happenings – not because I was there or ever have been, but because of how hard I fought to earn my qualification this year. Since I didn’t qualify until March, I wasn’t Continue reading →

Post Marathon Blues

Today at school I was asked to share a poem with the students via the morning announcements in celebration of poetry month and the upcoming ‘poem in your pocket’ day.  Immediately I knew which poem I would share …  The Man Who Thinks He Can by Walter D. Wintle If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win, but think you can’t It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, Continue reading →

Mindy gets her BQ!

The Phoenix Marathon March 2nd, 2013 Well, this has been quite a journey for me! Over the past few years I have learned a lot about myself, become stronger both physically and mentally and I have made amazing friendships that have taught me the importance of having a support system.  Thanks to everyone who has joined me on this journey – I couldn’t have done it without you!!! I apologize for the length of this post – if you just want to read the review Continue reading →

2013 runDisney Princess 1/2 Marathon – Epilogue

Like a Boss. (part 1, part 2, part 3) Like you, we thought our exciting weekend was coming to an end as we finished up the 1/2 marathon. Little did we know there was still some magic left in store. While we were enjoying the VIP experience post-race, Kris and Sami were plotting how they would get into the Magic Kingdom and ride Space Mountain before Sami and the rest of the production crew had to head back home.  Since Sami works for ABC, she Continue reading →

2013 runDisney Princess 1/2 Marathon – Part 3

Race Day! (part 1, part 2) Our story left off with us having tapas and sharing stories with Ali and her production crew at Rix Lounge.  We had such a great time that we ended up staying out a little longer than we normally would the night before a race but, hey – the name the game this weekend was ‘live big!’ We weren’t looking for new PRs or any specific race results, we were looking to enjoy every moment and take advantage of every opportunity! Kris’ Continue reading →

2013 runDisney Princess 1/2 Marathon – Part 2

Live Big! (Part 1 of the weekend can be found here!)  Live Big! That was the motto of this trip – it’s the title of Ali’s show and it fit the spur of the moment craziness of this weekend.  With that, we tried to enjoy every moment of this trip and take no opportunity for granted!  It isn’t every day we plan a last minute trip to Walt Disney World, but after this weekend we might just change that! As we finished up Part 1 of this Continue reading →

2013 runDisney Princess 1/2 Marathon – Part 1

We’re going where? In January we participated in runDisney’s Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon.  While there we had the opportunity to meet Ali Vincent at the meet-up … little did we know, that would set us up for another amazing weekend one month later! We kept in touch with Ali, mostly via twitter, and on Friday, February 15th we received the exciting news that she was able to get us two registrations into the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney World the following weekend.  Seriously?! We’re going to Disney Continue reading →
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