Favorite Things

Here are a few of my favorite things that I’m using in triathlon training and racing.

  • Interview with BodyUnited USA (10/25/2019) - Founder of BodyUnited USA Justin Collins was kind enough to ask me to be one of his first interviews in his new venture. BodyUnited is a community built around compassion, encouragement, sharing, and listening is the best way to help each other heal, get better, and reach our goals. Justin asked me to share my […]
  • Update on working with Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (8/23/2019) - I wanted to give a quick update on my public awareness campaign in partnership with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office. For a background on these efforts, take a moment to read my post about the origins of my drive to work with law enforcement to improve safety on our local roads. Since the original post […]
  • Working with Kershaw County Law Enforcement to Improve Road Safety (7/4/2019) - On September 9, 2018, I had a driver tell me she wanted to kill me for riding my bike on the road. What seemed to be a lovely, old couple coming from church were adamant that I had no right to ride my bike on the same road as them, and they straight up told […]
  • Lance’s Favorite Vegan Sauces (5/27/2019) - My husband Lance and I take turns cooking each night. When I was considering going vegan, I knew the hardest part would be finding recipes and cooking methods that would replace our usual staples that included meat and/or dairy. I invested in cookbooks, and started looking up recipes online. After a few months, we’d learned […]
  • Vegan Dishes to Take to Parties (4/25/2019) - 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! […]
  • An Ode to Oats (4/5/2019) - 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 […]
  • ECFit Boulder for Strength Training (3/10/2019) - 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 […]
  • Energy Balls for On-the-Go Snacks (1/23/2019) - When you’re on the road or on the go a lot, it can get tough to eat healthily. My trick for staying healthy on the road is food prep, and some Amrita bars, of course 🙂 Energy balls are also great – perfect portion, tasty, and when you make them yourself, you know exactly what’s […]
  • Amrita Bars (1/11/2019) - Amrita Bars, where have you been all my life?? I discovered Amrita bars at a TriMarni triathlon camp in early 2018 and have been ordering them online ever since. Not only are they tasty, chewy (I have a thing for food texture), and well-portioned, they’re soy-free, gluten-free, plantbased (vegan), and made with REAL FOOD! In […]
  • My Smoothie Recipe (1/4/2019) - I love me a smoothie. While I was researching recipes and information about going plantbased in early 2017, I noticed some kitchen equipment and foods that kept popping us as practically essential for living a healthy, vegan lifestyle. A Vitamix or other high-powered blender was a must, and we were lucky to get one as […]