blog 1

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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Brain Drain

November 13th, 2017 | Posted by Ryan Heisler in Injury | Life | Little Otter | Ryan - (0 Comments)
Furry Otter

The initial impact seems innocuous enough. Just another bump. Nothing you haven’t done a hundred times before. You’ll shake it off. Then the fog starts to set in. It comes in fast, like a gale off the water, to envelope the entire harbor that is your thought process. Everything gets harder. You can feel the …
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KBG2

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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solstice 5k

  On June 7, 2017, Ryan and I race directed the 11th annual Solstice Sprint 5K.  Traditionally the race took place on the third Wednesday of the month.  In 2017 we decided to move it for a few reasons: (1) to longer compete with a 5K in Ansonia; (2) to move away from conflicts with …
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owen 2

Over the past seven or eight months we’ve been actively working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center via the Ironman Foundation “Your Journey Your Cause” program in memory of Owen.  With Ironman Lake Placid quickly approaching we were creeping towards (and finally exceeded) $9,000. Once we hit the $9,000 mark on Monday things …
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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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blog1

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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blog 2

With all of our efforts surrounding raising funds for the Adirondack Medical Center, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that I signed up for a 140.6 mile race in 80 days (and counting). But, here we are in the middle of April and training is beginning to truly ramp up at this point. …
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morris 13

Its just over two weeks until the first (annual) Retro Run 5K.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a race director for over ten years, starting a new race is always really hard.   When Ryan and I decided that we were going to raise $10,000 in memory of Owen we knew that we need to …
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