July 2013

Putting the Road in Road Bike

Coach Marni sent me my official Half Ironman training plan at the beginning of the week, and I have to say that I’ve really been enjoying the structure of a set plan.  Over the past year, I’ve more likely to wing it than follow a plan, so this is a nice change of pace.    [...]


Happy Birthday, Beautiful

Four years ago this summer, I was feeling pretty lost.  I was stuck in a dead-end job in the urban planning industry.  It was 2009, and the economy was collapsing around us.  Every month, one of my coworkers was fired.  I watched our company dwindle from 45 employees to 12, and I wonder every single [...]


Little Green Pouch

A baby recipe! Baby food pouches RULE.  At first, I thought, “Man, those little pouches are priceeeeey.  Why wouldn’t moms and dads just buy the jars and spoon it out?”  And then I had Henry, who usually hates to have anything fed to him and prefers to do it all by himself.  I also realized [...]


Miami 70.3

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig news. Back on May 30, I pulled out my credit card and registered for the Miami 70.3 race.  Yes.  That’s right, my friends.  At the end of the day on October 27, I will be able to say (very, very proudly), “I am a Half Ironman!”   That’s 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles [...]


Spontaneous Shindig

So, after our Fourth of July four mile race, it was time to party!  We were in such a good mood that we organized a little BBQ at the very last minute.  I think I prefer to throw last-minute get togethers because then I don’t have a lot of time to get worked up and [...]


July 4th Spectacular 4 Miler Race Recap

Happy Fourth of July! We were up bright and early this morning to run the local 4th of July race – appropriately, a 4 miler.  We are always up bright and early now, so early wakeups for races don’t feel so rough anymore. It was hard to get out of the house on time, though.  [...]


Getting Involved with GOTR

A guest post from Hyedi from Minneapolis (Hydei’s blog and Twitter) Back in August of 2010 I saw a tweet from Caitlin looking for people in the Twin Cities who were interested in volunteering with a non-profit that was starting up a local chapter. I had recently graduated from my masters program and had been [...]


Four YA Dystopian Series

I love dystopian novels – my favorite book of all time is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid Tale. A while back, I made a list of dystopian books that I adore, but now I have some new ones to add to the list.  I’ve mentioned all of these books once or twice before; however, I think [...]


Last Week’s Workouts

Whew.  I am in such a good mood!  Thank goodness.  Last week was definitely ho-hum, but I’m looking forward to the upcoming holiday.  The Husband and I are doing a a July 4th race (a 4-miler), and I’m entering the stroller division with Henry.  Can’t wait!   So. About last week’s workouts… Like the rest [...]