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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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  While I’ve been back at work since Thanksgiving, I was lucky to avoid travel for the last two months.  My luck changed this past week and I needed to travel to Tulsa for a case.  Traveling for work is not new.  In 2016 while pregnant, I travelled a total of 37 days (right through …
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  Sometimes I get a stupid idea, a really, really, really stupid idea.  After Ragnar Cape Cod, Ryan and I were experiencing a massive post-race let down.  Ragnar had been so much fun that we wanted to race another relay again and soon.  Ryan found the 100 on 100 relay — a 100 mile relay along …
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Ironman Lake Placid has been on my radar for a decade as a race that I’ve wanted to spectate and participate in. Living in the northeast, it has always had a special place in my heart, especially as it had been the original Ironman in the continental United States. Factor in the magic of the …
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Its become a tradition for me to spend the last weekend in July in Lake Placid whether I’m racing or not.  2015 was no different.  I have lots of thoughts about this year’s race — particularly about the lack of professional triathletes (and the announcement of a pro women only race in Lake Placid in …
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There are some places that are pure magic (for example Lake Placid, New York).  Another one of those places is Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College — yes I am biased as I’m a graduate of Dartmouth.  Ryan and I spent the past weekend in and around Hanover and here are my thirteen favorite things …
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As many of you know I raced Challenge Atlantic City last weekend.  I also participated (and crashed) in the race in 2014 and after the race I wrote a blog about my thoughts on how the race could improve.  I figured now is the time for the one year check up.   Areas of Excellence …
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As I write this its Thursday night and I’m finally recovering from my long weekend at Ironman Texas.  Finally.  While traveling to and from a race when I’m not even racing can be a bit of a pain in the ass, every time I’m at an event like this it reminds me why I love …
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Joshua Tree

Im in Los Angeles at the moment for the Triathlon Business International Conference (more on that in a later post).  While those in the north east are preparing for a 100 year snow storm, I decided to view the effects of a 100 year drought at Joshua Tree National Park.  I had a free morning and …
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Last week I travelled from Hartford to Bend, Oregon for a running camp sponsored by Oiselle (#birdcamp).  It was an awesome trip and an awesome opportunity to meet fantastic women, even if I couldn’t run.  Here are some pictures from the week, it was awesome. While I was in Bend, however, the toilet on out …
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