Ironman Mont Tremblant: Race Week

There is so much that goes into a training cycle for an Ironman. It truly is a journey. Unfortunately last year I fell so far behind with blogging about my experience, I couldn’t catch up. When your load increases and you still have the same finite amount of time to do everything, you learn how…

2017 Patriot 70.3

The Patriot Half race came the Saturday after my AG win at Nashua. I had worked so hard all season and was excited to do my second 70.3 as preparation for the A race, my first full. On Monday of race week I swam with my friend Mark at Baboosic. I was in my normal…

Nashua Sprint Triathlon 2017

Coming off of the big win at the Gate City Half, I was feeling really strong and eager to do my first triathlon of the season at the Greater Nashua Sprint Tri. It was a Sunday race and the Patriot Half (70.3) was the following Saturday. I had asked Trent if it would be too…

Gate City Half Marathon

After TriMania my next scheduled race was part of the USATF New England Grand Prix: The Frank Nealson Boston Tune-up 15K in Upton, MA. It would be my first ever 15K so it was an automatic PR. I kept going back and forth in my head about whether or not I should race it. Part…

New Bedford Half Marathon 2017

I started March off with a weekend off from training. We had a visit planned to Rochester, NY, where we lived once for 3 years. Petra worked for a wonderful company there and had made a strong connection with one of her adult clients with down syndrome. It was his 40th birthday and his parents…

Amherst 10 Miler

After losing Gus, both Petra and I insisted that we were not going to adopt another dog right away. I think we were just tender and trying to cope with the sudden adjustment to our daily lives. No more morning walks. No more snuggles on the couch. So much quiet. The cat couldn’t handle the…

TT, FYB, and Heartache…

After a productive out season at the end of 2016, I entered 2017 feeling stronger than I ever have in January. As per usual, my racing kicked off in the new year with the Freeze Your Buns (FYB) 5k series. It’s a 5 race series with bi-weekly races starting the first weekend in January and…