Several of my teammates signed up for the Hurt the Dirt half marathon trail race and asked me to join. While trail running is foreign land to me, 13 miles aligned perfectly with my Riverbank Run training schedule, so I figured why not.
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Early in the winter, my husband and I purchased mountain bikes – Focus Black Forest 29′r, and yes, they match. As triathletes, we both feel really comfortable on a road bike, but this mountain bike stuff is a new world. We’ve gone out on the trails a handful of times and did a series of [...]
I like to think I am energetic person. I keep quite busy chasing after my kiddos, managing a gym, teaching fitness classes, training for races and working full time. My husband is the same – but he has me beat in the endurance department! One thing that we do have in common is our passion [...]
Despite the many fun events all over town, January typically is considered the off season for athletes. To improve competitive endurance, it is imperative that athletes take advantage of their off season to incorporate varying degrees of cross training. Unfortunately, many athletes avoid hitting the weights for fear of bulking up or taking time away [...]
Last weekend my fiance and I had the awesome opportunity to volunteer for the Transplant Games of America cycling event. If you’re not familiar with the Transplant Games of America let me give you the quick intro from their website, “The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for athletes who have undergone life-saving [...]
Last Sunday, I achieved my biggest accomplishment as an athlete. In the GR Triathlon, I had the honor of racing with 9 year old Sara Kieft at my side. Sara lives with both physical and mental disabilities and in order to give her the thrill of racing, her family enrolled her with the Ride of their Lives. [...]
I had decided quite a while ago that I wanted to run the Riverbank Run this year. Why? Oh, lots of reasons: to connect with the running community, to set a good example for my kids, to become a better runner, to accomplish something I’ve always wanted to do, etc. Notice all the I’s and [...]
Last Thursday was the Green Day 6K Family Fun Run at the Cascade Harvest Health. I have to admit, I had a lot of guilt over buying my kids McDonald’s while on the way to Harvest Health Foods Store, but we were short on time and they can be persistent when they want something!
Since I started running about 2 years ago, I’ve been struggling with knee pain. In 2010 I was training for the GR Half Marathon and intense knee pain nearly sidelined me.
All week long I have mounting anxiety about the dreaded long run. It wasn’t so bad at when I was under 8, but once I hit that 9 mile mark, the anxiety began.