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Triathlon Build Up! Adding Speed Work.

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As of Friday afternoon, I have found myself in an interesting predicament where I am going to be racing the Rochester Triathlon in two weeks. Although this has been on my calendar all summer, the sudden reality of actually registering for it and committing to the race has sent me into a full-fledge training panic.

Just [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Understanding Heart Rate Zones

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The month of January has absolutely flown by, and my primary goal of being consistent has been going well. This month I was mostly focused on getting back into the routine of working out. I wasn't really focused on my times, mileage, or stats. As we head into February, consistency is still going to be [...]

Ride or Die: Winter Running

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I've seen *~*beauty gurus*~* on YouTube publish "Ride or Die" videos with their favorite makeup and skin care products (and get overly excited when we have a product in common), so I thought it would be interesting to figure out what my all-time-favorite, can't-live-without-it winter running accoutrement are. I've landed on my top five.

I'm sure [...]

Weigh-In Wednesday January 2nd, 2019: New Year, New Us!

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With the new year, my number one resolution is to put real time and energy into the blog again. To do this, it really starts with the Weigh-In Wednesday posts. The whole point of this blog was accountability from the very beginning, and not doing the weigh-in post is not a very good way to [...]

Christmas on Cape Cod! Happy New Year!

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On Christmas morning, Ellie, Audrey, and I piled into our new Subaru (woo new car!) and drove east to the ocean. This would be Audrey's first time on Cape Cod, which has been a bucket list item for Ellie and me since we adopted her eight years ago. Finally we had the time off (or [...]

50×4: Ohio! A Christmas Story 10K

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Welcome to the inaugural post of a new series by Ellie and me. We're calling it 50x4, which is short for Fifty Bagels, Fifty Dates, Fifty Races, Fifty States! That's right, folks. Ellie and I are going to attempt to race in all fifty states (and D.C. and maybe some other places)! 

Ohio: Cleveland's A Christmas Story [...]

Baltimore City Turkey Trot 2018!

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On Thanksgiving, Ellie, Jeff, Adrienne and myself woke up to a brisk Baltimore morning and made our way over to the Waverly YMCA for a good ole' fashioned turkey trot! None of us have been running, so expectations were low, but we had a blast!

Before the race, we did a quick tour of the inside [...]