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Love What You Do
I've been thinking about hobbies.  Last night Mark got up at 1am to drive to our boat (2 hrs) to go fishing.  He absolutely loves it.  To him, the drive doesn't matter and sleep can wait because there are fish to be caught! He spends hours preparing his gea...

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Racine Report
This is not really a race report, but rather a general explanation about why there is a DNF by my name at Racine 70.3.  I do not say this often, or maybe have never said it, but it was just not my day on Sunday. We all had our challenges dealing with the ra...

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On the comeback!
It feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote the last post, and in many ways it was a completely different life, but in some ways (which I have worked hard on) it is still the same.  I just raced my first half Ironman back since baby 12 weeks ago and am happy ...

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Pregnancy Swim Challenge (Weeks 20-32)
Well, we're getting to the home stretch here and I've been feeling pretty good!  I currently have a cold (yuck) but otherwise am happy with how things are going.  One of the fun things has been doing the weekly 'pregnancy swim challenge' workouts with frien...

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2015 - Our baby is an Ironman!
This is a blog I've started many times.  Turns out I was just too tired to finish it and now I finally understand why!  In my last blog I did a nice recap of my summer of racing just before racing Ironman Mont Tremblant.  Let me do a quick recap of what I'd...

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Time flies
Well, I haven't blogged all summer because, let's face it, time flies!  Summer especially flies!  I have been having a blast racing this year, being married, and having a fun pup to keep us busy.  I am loving my life and am so happy to be in the place I am ...

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Chatanooga 70.3 Race Report
Well, where do I start!  Let me say I really wanted to win this one and I learned a good lesson about not holding back.  I came into this race after having a great season starter with a 3rd place and strong race in Puerto Rico followed by a solid month of t...

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2015 Spring Update
Hey all!  I'm getting a quick update out before starting one of the funnest time of year, Team Timex camp!  I'll hopefully have some fun camp updates over the weekend.  But for now, here's what I've been up to.   Highlights:   Off Season recap, training and...

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My 5 Step Process to Be Merry.
It has been at least 10 days since we have seen sun in southern WI.  It is extra rough given the fact that we also don't have any snow.  It's just been plain dreary !  If you are like me, sometimes this can get you down, in a slump, or feeling blah....whate...

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2 Week Ironman Turn-Around
Before I head into my Ironman WI race report I thought I would do a quick re-cap of what exactly I did for the 2 weeks between a 2nd place finish at Ironman Louisville and then onto racing IM WI since I sure have gotten that question a lot...usually quickly...
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