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Training – April 2019

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Training – April 2019

April marked the official start of my 2019 triathlon season. Much of the focus was on Florida 70.3 on April 14th, but there was some good training leading up to it, and a big training block afterwards. Training leading up to Florida 70.3 The first week of April was a lighter week of training with […]

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Vegan Dishes to Take to Parties

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Vegan Dishes to Take to Parties

We’ve all been there – an occasion that calls for us to “bring a dish”. It could be Christmas or Thanksgiving, or get-togethers for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day. No matter the occasion, most of us vegans will be bringing a dish anyway just to make sure we have something to eat! […]

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IM Florida 70.3 2019

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IM Florida 70.3 2019

The first triathlon of the 2019 season is in the books! Three days after the race, the soreness is gone and my schedule is getting back to normal after my 5 day trip to Haines City, FL. Here’s my rundown of how things went. Pre-Race Leading up to the race, my training has been solid, […]

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An Ode to Oats

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An Ode to Oats

I love oats! Since going plant-based in 2017, oats have become a staple in my pantry. They’re high in fiber, carbs, and protein, and you can get a whole tub of organic, gluten-free oats for a few dollars. Don’t let anyone tell you that eating healthy is too expensive! I use oats for breakfast, and […]

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Training – March 2019

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Training – March 2019

I can’t believe we’re three months into 2019 already! As a business owner, I’ve spent the last week looking at quarter 1 results and comparing them to 2018. As a triathlete, I realized this month was the last big block of training before the season starts for me on April 14th at Florida 70.3! Overall […]

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ECFit Boulder for Strength Training

One of my favorite things when it comes to triathlon is definitely strength training. Maybe not stopping to do it 2-4 times a week, but the benefits you get from strength training are undeniable. When I did my first triathlon in 2012, I switched from training in the gym to focusing solely on swim-bike-run. I […]

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Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon 2019

The first race of 2019! My last race was the Cold Winter’s Day 5k at the end of 2018 so it’s been a long 2 months without any races on the calendar. I don’t really mind that – starting in April, I’ll be racing at least once a month all the way until October so […]

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Training – February 2019

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Training – February 2019

As I look back at my training for February 2019, two words come to mind – struggle bus. Physically, I’m feeling fine. Mentally, I’m pretty okay, too. But this month’s training saw me not excited about every session, but making it work. The Bike Situation Late in January, my husband discovered some damage on my […]

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Training – January 2019

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Training – January 2019

The first month of 2019 is coming to an end. January training has me working on my base fitness, with some checkpoints thrown in there, too. As we near the end of the month, I feel the training volume and intensity growing a bit. This month, I’ve trained anywhere from 8.5 hours to 13.5 hours […]

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2019 Race Schedule

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2019 Race Schedule

I’m excited to see how my race schedule for 2019 is shaping up. Here is my race schedule so far: Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon, Columbia, SC – 3/2/2019 Ironman Florida 70.3, Haines City, FL – 4/14/2019 Tour de Camden metric century, Camden, SC – 5/4/2019 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN – 5/19/2019 Lake Murray […]

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