Yearly Archives: 2019

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Don’t Call it A Comeback 2: We Did It!

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Inspired by a friend who has run 200 days in a row and in dire need of getting back to regular exercise, Papa Biscotti (appropriately named) and I set out to exercise every day in June. As you can see by the accompanying calendars, WE DID IT! 

Dad’s Calendar

Mom’s Calendar

I will confess there were a couple […]

Don’t Call It A Comeback!

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Well, this escalated . . . quickly. Thanks Mike. On September 7th, 2019, we will wake up at approximately 4 am on Cape Cod and head to the start line for a sprint triathlon, featuring a lovely ocean swim in Nantucket Sound.

And last but not least, though I don’t have a screen shot of a […]

Iceland Adventure Part 2! Waterfalls, Waterfalls, and More Waterfalls!

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Gelfoss, ├×ingvellir, a tomato farm, rye bread baked by a geothermal lake . . . holy cow we did a lot in a few days! On day two of our trip, we woke up bright and early, threw on our yoga and thermal clothing, and headed to ├×ingvellir National Park for the highly anticipated snorkeling […]

Iceland Adventure Day 1: Flying In, Battling Wind and Snow, and the Blue Lagoon!

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And we’re back! Sorry for the radio silence last week, but it was for a good reason! We were on vacation in Iceland! I most definitely don’t have the forethought to write posts ahead of time and schedule them, so . . . sorry about that!

On Monday, we arrived bright and early at the […]

Weigh-In Wednesday March 6th, 2019: -6 on the 6th!

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How on March 6th, is there a windchill of -6? Doesn’t mother nature know we are hard at work, training for the first spring races of the season?

Welcome to this weeks edition of Weigh-in Wednesday, where we pull the stats out of the database, and I send out harassing text messages to my friends and […]

Buffalo Shamrock Run 2019!

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On Saturday, Ellie and I braved the cold and driving snow to complete our first ever Shamrock Run in the Buffalo first ward community. It was, to summarize simply, awesome!

Pretty bib!

We had a pretty late night prior to racing, so we were super fortunate that the race didn’t start until noon. Although I don’t recommend […]

March Challenge! Baltimore Inner Harbor to Red River Beach!

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Happy Friday, and more importantly, happy March!!! We are almost to spring, although the recent dumping of snow in the northeast has us feeling otherwise. As February wrapped up, we finished our challenge strong and made it from Buffalo to Baltimore! This month, in order to encourage my parents to get their butts moving a […]

Weigh-In Wednesday February 27th, 2019: Do the Salsa!

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Happy Weigh-In day everyone! As always, Wednesdays are for weigh-ins, and public shaming. I am pretty happy with the month-end rally everyone seemed to have, and thanks for getting your data submitted on time!

I’m very happy with this weeks data points! We all posted a loss, woooo! I’m glad we ended the month on […]

First Long Run of 2019!

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Ellie and I started the building process toward our first major road race of the season, which means one thing: a weekend long run. I am happy to report it wasn’t too bad! The weather was near perfect for a February run, which is quite remarkable considering less than twelve hours later, we had fierce […]

Fascinating Look Into A Professional Triathlete’s Budget

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I came across a SUPER interesting (ok I am a nerd) post about income / cost of being a professional triathlete. Professional triathlete Cody Beals, shoutout to Guelph, Ontario, has posted each year of his professional career his income and expenditures on his blog, and it is a really interesting read.

Triathlon isn’t exactly the […]