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Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

I did it!  I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year - even though the weather was much crazier and I'm still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women's only race here in Anchorage.  It's a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

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GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

This week was my unofficial start of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, and like I mentioned before I've definitely got no official training plan that can fit my crazy life right now.  I can't run yet, so my "running" training is coming from long hikes and from all the work I'm doing in PT until… Continue reading GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

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Spring Racing Plans

I've got some exciting news today!  It's been a long time since I've done a race due to my SI joint injury, and I definitely miss the feeling of signing up for a race, training for something hard, and crossing the finish line.  I'm going to be starting a slow, supervised return to running in… Continue reading Spring Racing Plans

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Fall Fitness Goals

Hi everyone!  Fall is almost officially here, and in Alaska that means a total change of daily life for those of us that live here.  It's going to become a very dark place with lots of slippery outdoor conditions soon, and it always seems like the transition from summer to fall is a big change… Continue reading Fall Fitness Goals

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An Adventurous Long Weekend

Hi everyone!  I'm sad that Labor Day weekend is over, because it's something I always look forward to.  My husband and I met on Labor Day weekend way back in sophomore year of college, and this year was our 10 year anniversary.  How crazy is that?! From 19 year olds at the University of Pittsburgh… Continue reading An Adventurous Long Weekend

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The Tri Newbie Chronicles: What I Learned From My First Triathlon

Hi everyone!  Now that my very first triathlon is over, I wanted to share some things that I learned from finishing my first tri.  Doing a "first" of any type of race is hard, but my first triathlon was definitely my most challenging "first" because it had so many different parts to try to prepare… Continue reading The Tri Newbie Chronicles: What I Learned From My First Triathlon

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What It Means To Be A Triathlete

Hi everyone!  As you may have learned last week, I'M A TRIATHLETE!  Those are three little words that I never thought I'd say, but have brought me so much happiness in the past week.  From the moment I crossed the finish line of the Gold Nugget Triathlon (recap here!) I've felt like a totally different… Continue reading What It Means To Be A Triathlete

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GNT Training: Week 4

Hi everyone!  I can't believe that my very first triathlon is only 4 weeks away!  I've been training for the Gold Nugget Tri for 4 weeks now, and while I'm excited about all the progress that I've made, I'm also so nervous about how much I need to accomplish in the next month!  Here's what… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 4

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GNT Training: Week 3

Hi everyone!  Week 3 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training was mentally tough because my injury is back.  Yep.  I've had a few breakdowns about what this means for the future of my running ability, and I'm just so ready for my doctor's appointment later today.  But, as always, training must go on!  And luckily I… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 3

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GNT Training: Week 2

Hi everyone!  Week #2 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training went pretty well, but I definitely needed an extra rest day this week.  I haven't trained for a race since last fall, so I guess it's something I needed to ease into! Monday:  I did 30 minutes of swimming at my gym, which mostly ended up… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 2