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…

Desert Tri – Race Report

Last weekends race can be pretty much summed up in one picture 🙂 We were warned ahead of time that it was going to be windy on race day. But, It never crossed my mind that the wind would be so bad that they might actually cancel the race! When we woke up on Sunday…

Vacation and Detoxification

I can’t believe it’s almost MARCH! Times moves slowly, but passes quickly! That means November aka Ironman Florida month is going to be here soon! Nutrition and health are currently on my mind since I just spent a long weekend in Mexico getting very acquainted with different types of Tequila and my diet consisted of mostly…

Sunshine Problems

I can’t wait to be old and wrinkly…said nobody ever!! Well, thanks to a childhood spent basking in the ozone sparse rays of the South African sun, and adulthood in winter-less California, I am pretty much screwed! Haha. Unfortunately I waited until I turned 29 to really start worrying about this stuff, but as my Mom always says…better…

Five Firsts

As a wise person on the internet has said “life without goals is like a race with no finish line; you’re just running to nowhere”. I think my biggest goal in life right now is to be relentless. That feeling of being “comfortable” always sounds good in theory, but once I’m there living it, I hate…

Coconut Scones

This was the weekend! I officially made my come back on the bike! It was slow…not a lot of Strava trophies, but I was on my bike. I was with my friends and I was in my happy place! We rode 40 miles. The ride we did was from Newport Beach to Seal Beach, along…

Silver Linings

I think most athletes will agree working up a sweat is so much more than exercise to us. Over the years it has become increasingly more important for my mood and my energy levels. I get the equivalent of hangry when I don’t work out now. And, when life gets challenging my body’s immediate reaction is to…

Swimmies

I have a very unique relationship with swimming. I think most triathletes do. To me (again..me, just my opinion) there are people who are swimmers and there are people who are not. Some grew up swimming in school…and some didn’t. I didn’t. Yes I took swim lessons but my definition of swimming was floating on…

The Journey

I can hardly believe that the holidays are over already, they came and went in the blink of an eye. My mini Christmas tree is still in the corner begging me to plug it in or pack it away, one or the other. But, overall 2015 was a good year. For one, our annual Christmas road trip…