Be Brave

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience. ~ Paulo Coelho I’ve wanted to take a solo trip for some time. A few weeks ago, I had that urge, looked at some random plane tickets, and found that tickets from LAX to Havana Cuba were a great price! Cuba was a trip that I’ve been…

DIRT

Lately we’ve been taking training off road more and more! Two weeks ago Dom, Marjan and I went mountain biking in Blackstar Canyon because the winds were INSANE for being on the road. Yes I am completely aware that we are spoiled here in SoCal. Marjan and I both grew up in tundra like conditions…

Food for the Brain

I often ask myself the question…what the hell did we do before iPhones? My whole life (sadly) revolves around this little palm-sized gadget. I check my emails, Strava, the weather, Google every random question that pops into my head, take photos, snoop on friends in all corners of the globe on social media…oh, and OCCASIONALLY…

Did we officially kick off summer this weekend!?

Happy Earth Day! I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy this fabulous place we call Earth. Seriously… Mother Nature kicks A$$! Today we did 60 miles to San Clemente and back and it felt like we officially kicked off training for Whistler in July. This whole week we have all stepped up…

Behind the Rocks…

The thing I love the most about my triathlon girlfriends is that they are truly the most adventurous bunch of women I’ve ever met. Last weekend was a true testament to that fact as we road tripped to Utah for the Behind the Rocks 30k trail race! We got to spend loads of quality time together…

Ironman Florida 2016

WOW! So IM Florida has come and gone and what an experience it was. It was exactly one year ago this week that I had my knee surgery and that Marjan and I signed up for Florida. I had so many moments of doubts over the past year that I wouldn’t be strong enough to…

M.I.A

I have been trying to write this blog post for so long now that the topic and headline have changed at least 4 times 🙂 The past few months have been so crazy, I have barely had time to think. But, I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel with…

Santa Cruz 70.3… Uffff

Santa Cruz 70.3!  A weekend full of diversity!  A Colombian who is capable of giving the expression “uffff” endless meanings, a Canadian, a Persian that grew up in Sweden, a Mexican or two, a few “blondies”, a Japanese, a South Korean, and more. I might have missed an ethnicity but needless to say we were a…

Guilt Free

Gaaghhhh this has been the longest week of my life…and its only Thursday. Sigh. I just got back from a 10 day trip to Ecuador and the real world is sucking big time. Take me back to fresh coconuts and hammock sessions!! Ecuador is a truly amazing place and now I understand why my boyfriend wanted to go…

A Salute to Alexander Aciman

I have to admit that I had to google “reblogging” before I wrote this post. I wasn’t sure if it was proper blogging ettiquate! A fellow running friend shared this post on Facebook the other day and I seriously think I have read  it 15 times. Perhaps it is because I’m at the point in…