Happy New Year!

You know what they say, “New Year, New [insert desired tri-gear]”. Although some may think it should be “new you”, we triathletes know that the new year is just another convenient excuse to buy new gear. There’s nothing better than a new bike or a new tri kit or even a new pair of running […]

Bundle Up, It’s Snow!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Well for some of us at least. We just received our first snow of the year here in the Midwest, and if you’re anything like me, going out for a run in the cold can sometimes take a lot of convincing and self-bargaining. But give me a few inches […]

Swim. Bike. Turkey.

For many of us, working out is a way to not only do what we enjoy, but also to stay healthy. Staying healthy can be a bit of a sore subject, especially when it comes to the holidays. This time of year we have food waiting around every corner, just tempting us to take one […]

That One Hat

We all have that one favorite running hat/visor/headband. No matter how many free hats and swag we accumulate from races, family and friends, or that impulse buy at Target (but it was only $5!), we still have that one go-to hat. It’s somewhat of a comfort blanket when we head out on runs: it’s like […]

Just A Quick Dip

Nothing is worse at 5 am than a cold pool. I swear some days it is colder than others, and even the air in the pool area is like ice. Only crazy people climb out of their warm beds at the crack of dawn to then jump into an ice cold pool to swim laps. […]

Happy Tri-oween

Halloween could be one of the greatest holidays here in the US. It’s easy to participate and low pressure – any involvement is welcome! It’s as easy as just buying candy, any kind of candy will do (except for jaw-breakers: let’s be honest, no kid likes those)! Halloween lets the kids act like kids: free to […]

Hixon50 Race Report

It all started in summer, directly in the middle of my Ironman training. One day while running something in my head just started talking. It asked, what’s next? After all, I came from having no triathlon background to having completed three full Ironman and five half Ironman plus multiple other distance races all in three […]