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2016 Swanson Adventure Recap

On the eve of a new year I’m happy to take a mental time machine trip through our adventures of 2016, which included 27 nights out in our RV, some plane rides and look forward to what 2017 has in store!  Click on the links below for more details and pictures!  Happy new year! January … 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

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

Roadtrip – Boise

Our 2.5 week road trip to celebrate our upcoming 15 year wedding anniversary started with a night in North Las Vegas before heading to Boise for five days for a half Ironman race and time with my husband’s family.  Our race was uneventful besides the heat (and surprise cheering section from San Diego friends that … Continue reading

What’s in the bag?

I was able to zip up my race bag (I don’t use a fancy tri bag, just an old camping backpack) this morning after my last bike ride in San Diego before hitting the road for Boise.  For anyone reading this blog post that is newer to triathlon I will share with you what is … Continue reading

Taper ramblings – part 2

Factored in a complete training day off today to cap week one taper which gave me a full day to do home and trip planning stuff.  I went the no alarm route and woke up at 7:30 a.m. and by 8 a.m. was off to tackle running errands. I was home by 10 a.m. after … Continue reading

Taper ramblings

I know this isn’t the first taper blog post you are reading if you are an athlete or have friends that race.  This week was week one taper for Boise 70.3.  However, it really hasn’t felt like a taper based on trying to get everything at work organized and stuff for our house/cat sitter lined … Continue reading

Hay is in the barn

When I googled “hay is in the barn” I am not the first athlete that has blogged about this subject.  The other saying is “made all the bank deposits”.  Today marks 13 days until I toe the line at Boise 70.3 (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike & 13.1 mile run = 70.3 miles).  What … Continue reading


I’ve been cycling and doing organized cycling rides since 2003 but I didn’t get into running and triathlon until 2007 as I wanted a new physical challenge.  It’s been eight years since I signed up for and did my first ever running race (on the morning of our friend’s wedding in Central Park!) and completed … Continue reading


8 minutes faster from 2010 Ironman Oceanside 70.3 hurts. I had a goal to go sub 6 hours for this race.  Ironically my first 70.3 in Boise in 2008 was my best 70.3 to date 5:52.45.  I know you can’t really compare races but know for other 70.3s I give in to walking too much.  … Continue reading