Skipping & Galloping

Yes, we conquered Mt St Helens… on a beautiful day. It was a fun ride for me and I had a great time riding with my Ladyfriend. We just plain ride great together and it feels like the pre-baby days when we ride. The best part of the day however, was watching our friends kick ass on their first...

I heart swimming

Or the day I returned to rockin’ the workouts! Epic freakin’ swim today! I was to swim 75 minutes and was hopeful to swim the race distance (2.4 miles) in that time. I felt great! Long, smooth, TI’ing it out, (Total Immersion swimming for you non-triathletes), clean, strong swimming. I did the race distance in just under 1 hour 13...

Guest Post: Seattle to Portland… merely a training ride

Guest Post by Jen Part I: The Ride Meg and I rode (with our friend Meghan… see side bar) the STP in a day. This is a ride from Seattle to Portland and folks can do it in one day or two. We opted for the one-day version, a total of 205 miles… twice as long as my furthest ride and...

Heat, Humidity & Making it Happen

Agate Beach Patrick Point State Park grow and resist parenting roadtrip post
Howdy from the hot, hot, hot humid beach in North Carolina! Did I say HOT? UGH!! We got to Raleigh and ran 7 miles. We sweltered. On saturday we headed to Ocean Isle Beach where Jen’s family holds an annual family reunion. In the midst of hotter than usual temps, we ran our 18 mile run. Our longest run...

Fears, Sags & Getting Back in the Game

PART I: In Which Fear is Discussed Nearly to Death So, I received a mile by mile description of bike course & sent it to the madtrigirls aka Team McBrelfson. You can see it here: http://www.brittracing.com/ironmanbike.htm. I think it has us all a bit nervous. Jen sent us a great motivational story in an email to the tune of the...

If I am done training, does that mean we are done?

bike
We must be done… because I seem to not be working out. Oh, I’m getting in my long workouts. But the midweek workouts seem to have gone bye-bye. I did our run last weekend. I swam 2x this week. And it ends there. No runs. No spins. No bike. And, weekend is here again… so I’ll do my long...

Wierdo in Lane 3

Ok, first let me say that really all I feel like doing is swimming. Well, that is not true. In the realm of exercise, all I want to do is swim. All I really want to do in ‘real life’ is sleep, read, or eat. Preferably with my Ladyfriend close by. That being said. Men, boys… WTF??? I say this not because...

Meg & Jen’s Race Plan – Ironman Wisconsin

We are nearly there. We have shipped our bikes and we can’t remember what day it is and we are counting down the workouts. Saturday, August 30: Run 10 miles. Sunday, August 31: Double spin class. Pack for Madison. Monday, Sept. 1: Swim 45 minutes. Tuesday, Sept. 2: Fly to Chicago. Drive to Madison. Check in at the Candlewood Suites. Wednesday, Sept. 3: Jog...

Getting Planted

Cool black clover around the bamboo
A bit of a gardening update. I have tended to get bogged down in the details and wanting to do it perfectly that I end up a bit “stuck.” So now I am just going for it… doing it and learning from my mistakes. Seeds went in the ground! I think I’m getting them in a tad late… but it...

Indoor Seed Sowing

Considering the day began with snow I don’t feel too bad about getting my seeds started late indoors. In the past I have always used plant starts and I am excited to plunge into growing from seed. I planted (all from territorial seed or seeds of change): Tomatoes Sweet Million Hybrid Manitoba Frazier’s Gem Yellow Pear Green Zebra Sweet Hearts Hybrid Bambino Hybrid Japanese Trifele Black Ananas Noire Siletz Principe Borghese San Marzano Uh, yeah…...