Shedding Weight

Shedding Weight

Over the last three years Matt and I have been working on shedding weight.  Not physical body weight (however each year we weigh less so maybe we are onto something!) but the weight of possessions to give us more flexibility and freedom in life. \ I became a pro at finding new homes for perfectly … Continue reading

Yearly Bee Sting

Seriously!  I am on a bee sting cycle!  A year ago this week I was stung before heading to race Boise 70.3. This week when I was recovering from food poisoning or the flu I was working in the garden and a sneaky bee got me when I was pulling up a bitter cucumber plant! … Continue reading

Things I know to be true

I now understand more what Hippie Triathlete wrote about a couple years ago.  I started doing tris in 2007 to try something new and challenge myself.  And up until recently I was just happy finishing and doing my best for the day.  Last year I improved my Ironman Oceanside 70.3 time so based on the … Continue reading


We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in Julian, CA about 14.5 years ago by staying at a bed and breakfast (sadly burned down years later in a wildfire), eating at restaurants in town and going to a winery. In the years to come Julian became a different refuge for us as we discovered camping, running … Continue reading

Wind and sand training – check!

Wind and sand training – check!

Last year after the Desert Tri race I stated, “never again”.  You would have thought I learned how volatile the desert can be after crazy wind before the race, rain during the race and even snow on the drive home last year! But no, I was swooned by our new RV that we wouldn’t have … Continue reading

Tiny and Tidier

It’s been three weeks since we moved in our smaller living space and I am happy to say things are getting tidier!  We received our loft and bookcase stairs kit last week which has made a huge difference in getting everything else put away.  Key to small living is each item needs a home and … Continue reading

Tiny but not Tidy

I’m going to be bold and call bullsh*t on all the perfectly organized Tiny Home pictures that are all over the Internet.  Obviously no one is actually living in those abodes with not-a-thing-out-of-place!  I’m wondering if anyone that owns those Tiny Houses are athletes, where do you put two endurance athletes biking and running shoes … Continue reading


Matt and I watch a lot of movies and I joke that I should have been a director or producer as I can usually pick up on foreshadowing and determine what is going to happen next. Over the past few months we’ve had some encounters that I am starting to see as foreshadowing as to … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch Vegan Style

One thing non vegans might not know is there are not a lot of Sunday Brunch options for the vegan crowd (don’t know if you can call 1% of the population a crowd but can’t wait for that number to grow into a crowd!). I am part of the San Diego Vegans group on Facebook … Continue reading