What’s In A Name?

For those of you who have been following us, first off – Thanks!  Secondly, you’ll notice we have changed our name.  When we first started the blog, the idea was to share our story about how we found the sport of triathlon and how it changed our lives.  Both of us have battled with our weight and found that if we are not active, the pounds add up quickly.  After years of weight fluctuations and frustration, we stumbled upon triathlon and that seemed to work Continue reading →

Race Review – Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Disneyland 1/2 Marathon September 2, 2012 Anaheim, CA This race takes place over Labor Day Weekend each year.  It began in 2006 and we participated for the first time in 2007 as our second 1/2 marathon (… actually, our 2nd event of any kind). After doing this race once, we knew it we’d be back! This year was our 5th time and we are still enjoying it! In 2007 we were just getting started with endurance sports and were excited to have the chance to Continue reading →

Race Review – Escape From Alcatraz

San Francisco, CA June 10, 2012 Yes, I know – this race report is long overdue! While I am normally excited to write about events – especially ones as well known as the Escape From Alcatraz – this one has been hard for me to really talk about. Overall, it was an amazing experience – one I will never forget! This event is VERY well organized and well run.  I cannot say enough how impressed I was with the overall experience!  My performance, mainly on the swim; Continue reading →

Leadman Epic 125 Race Report

Race Report: Leadman Epic 125 Triathlon Having only done select number of races since starting triathlons, this may not carry much weight, but the Leadman Epic 125 was the most difficult race I’ve probably ever done.  (Don’t take my word for it though- here’s what 3rd place pro Thomas Gerlach said about the race- “In over 85+ triathlons I can honestly say that I have never done a race as EPIC as Life Time Fitness’ Leadman 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada.”)  It was a combination of factors Continue reading →

Race Review – Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon

On Sunday, January 29th we participated in the inaugural Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  For an inaugural event, this was run very well – but, what else would you expect from runDisney?! Disney knows how to host events! And, while there are suggestions we can make, there are no complaints – we had a great time! The start and finish area for this event is slightly different than it is for the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon over Labor Day.  For that event we always recommend staying at Continue reading →

Girls on the Run

  As spring approaches, so does another season of coaching Girls on the Run (GOTR).  With that, I wanted to take a moment and talk about what a phenomenal program this is. This will be my third year coaching and our biggest team yet! I’m so excited to get started!!! GOTR is a national program designed for girls in grades 3 through 8.  During the 12-week program, we get the girls ready to participate in a 5k with girls in our area.  We are part of Continue reading →

Transitions in a nutshell…

Today, we’ll take a little time to cover the “fourth discipline” of triathlon, transitions.  As triathletes, we definitely put in the time with our swim, bike and run training.  (Ok, maybe not as much swimming as we should…)  But we rarely, if ever, put much thought into our transitions.  That changes the week of the race for us, when we quickly try to run through things in our head!  This helps a little, but for our last few races we’ve actually rehearsed our transitions on Continue reading →

A look forward to 2012

We’re three weeks into 2012 and our race plans are starting to take shape.  After a busy last year- Walt Disney World full and 1/2 marathons, Ragnar Del Sol, Double Triple Bypass, Full Vineman, Disneyland 1/2 Marathon, Ironman Branson 70.3, and Ironman Florida.  That doesn’t even include some of the fun stuff we did like hiking across Catalina Island in March, the City of Angels ride, the Desert Classic Century, and hiking the Grand Canyon and Supai Village over Thanksgiving! We’re just about a week away Continue reading →

Jobing.com Women’s Cycling Clinic

On Saturday, January 14th the women from the Jobing.com Women’s Racing Team held our annual cycling clinic.  This is normally held at Tribe Multisport – our shop sponsor – but, due to scheduling conflicts, this year it was held at Endurance Rehab (another sponsor of the team).  Having just completed my first year with the team, this was the first time I have been involved in this clinic and must say that I was very impressed with it! The morning started with registration – a chance for Continue reading →

Race Review – Ironman Florida

Ironman Florida 2011 Keep on truckin’ In a bizarre turn of events, I am actually writing about a race I had on the calendar a whole year in advance.  That hasn’t happened since we did Ironman Arizona a little less than twelve months ago.  Our last two triathlons, the Full Vineman in July and the Branson 70.3, were both added to our racing schedule on somewhat of a whim, only a few months before race day.  Ironman Florida was different in that aspect, and a Continue reading →
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