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In the last few weeks something has clicked. I’m training with some degree of regularity and am actually swimming, biking and running.  All three.  In the same week.  I would love to say that there’s some magic formula to getting things done, or that all I had to do was HTFU and everything fell into …
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Baby steps.  That’s where I’m at.  Huge big goals for 2017 led to huge big disappointments (no Ironman Florida and pretty much stalling at developing any type of meaningful fitness).  I’ve learned that lesson.  While 2017 sucked, it has taught me lessons — that Squish throws a monkey wrench into almost every attempt at scheduling …
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Its only October, but I feel that I can say with definiteness that 2017 sucked. Alright, maybe that statement is a tad over dramatic.  In all seriousness, there were lots of good things about 2017 (so far).  Ivy is freaking adorable and funny and opinionated and ridiculous.  All the things an almost 14 month old …
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Ivy turns one tomorrow. I had so many plans and goals for Ivy’s first year — getting back into shape, losing all the baby weight, running a marathon, qualifying for USAT age group national nationals, racing a half, training for Ironman Florida — and I failed at all of them.  I should be clear, while …
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38 weeks old.  There's no ambiguity about how much we love the Squish.

I have a really complicated relationship with Mother’s Day.  I took Ivy for a run yesterday and while running across a cross walk on the rail trail a guy in a huge pick up truck, slowed down, rolled down the window and shouted “Happy Mother’s Day!” to us.  That random act of kindness made me …
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blog 8

Not long ago Ryan posted about what a day looks like from his perspective.  While we have quite a bit of overlap, we are married and raising Ivy together, there are differences.  No two days are alike but here’s my Thursday May 11, 2017. 4:15 a.m. – Ryan’s alarm goes off for the first time. …
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For the first time in a while I’ve had a really good week of training.  Training Peaks is filled with green boxes, I’ve actually done my core work, I’ve hit my bike power numbers and I’ve found time to get to the pool and swim (despite a multiple day shutdown due to filtration issues). At …
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FO2

A lot of my life involves pictures.  Pictures I take of Ivy.  Family selfies of me, Ryan, Ivy and Owen Otter.  Pictures to publicize races and events.  And pictures others take of me.  A few weeks ago, we had our #OwenOtter fundraiser at the Hooker Brewery.  The event was a huge success and we raised …
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When I woke up on Monday morning (actually when I woke up for the second time — Ivy was up at 1:30 a.m. but I didn’t check my email during that particular late night frolic) I found the following note from my coach in my Training Peaks account: Did I read that correctly?  Fourteen weeks …
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As many of you know, Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid and raising $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center in honor of #OwenOtter.  So far, we’ve surpassed $1,500 in donations, but there’s a long way to go.  We’re holding a fundraiser at the Hooker Brewery on March 18, 2017 (tickets are $25 when purchased online and …
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