Dreadmill Of DOOM!

For many of us training inside during part of the year is clockwork. Just as the seasons come and go, so do our trainers and treadmills. We don’t go without a fight, no we don’t! We complain and put it off and we tell ourselves there is no way in heck we are doing this! […]

Bundle Up, It’s Snow!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Well for some of us at least. We just received our first snow of the year here in the Midwest, and if you’re anything like me, going out for a run in the cold can sometimes take a lot of convincing and self-bargaining. But give me a few inches […]

Swim. Bike. Turkey.

For many of us, working out is a way to not only do what we enjoy, but also to stay healthy. Staying healthy can be a bit of a sore subject, especially when it comes to the holidays. This time of year we have food waiting around every corner, just tempting us to take one […]

Happy Tri-oween

Halloween could be one of the greatest holidays here in the US. It’s easy to participate and low pressure – any involvement is welcome! It’s as easy as just buying candy, any kind of candy will do (except for jaw-breakers: let’s be honest, no kid likes those)! Halloween lets the kids act like kids: free to […]

A Change Of Scenery

Do you ever have those days where it just seems like the scenery on a run never changes? Mile after mile of the same trees, corn fields, or houses in a neighborhood. Maybe it hasn’t! Unless you are part of a run club you may be running the same routes day after day, week after […]

Post Race Blues

Weeks, months, and sometimes years. It’s amazing how much preparation and time goes into a single event. The day you sign up, you tell yourself how long you have to train: plenty of time to get race ready, you say. But before you know it all those build and recovery weeks melt into one and […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

We’ve all wished for something in life that could change a situation for the better. Sometimes these wishes come true with no consequences but often times they don’t come true at all. Other times the outcome isn’t what we really wanted all along. Stagecoach road on the Ironman Wisconsin course was like riding a washing […]