Texas 70.3

This race was my first triathlon of the year, and my first trip to the state of Texas.  It was also one of QT2’s key team races for the year, so we had over 30 athletes racing!   Read More

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Boston Marathon Tragedy

The events at yesterday’s marathon hit this city hard.  This senseless act took three lives, injured over 100 others, and destroyed thousands of dreams of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line.  I’m so many emotions right now.  I’m deeply saddened, heart-broken.  I’m shocked.  I’m angry.  I’m confused. Read More

Becoming a "real" triathlete

This post started out as recap from QT2 Camp, but most of the details were covered on my teammates blogs (check out posts from Matt, Jessie, and Kim, and a post + video from Pedro).  But, I was in a unique position at camp, and it got me thinking quite a bit about where I was a year ago, where I am now, and where I am headed. Read More

Boston Prep 16 Miler

So, it’s been quite a while since I posted.  I’ve had about 4 different blog posts drafted, and I’m finally getting them up!   It’s been a busy, but great beginning of the year.  Let’s rewind a bit… Read More

Hangover Classic 5k

Happy New Year!  Despite the name, I was not in fact hungover for this race!   My NYE was pretty low-key, just spent hanging out with some friends.  Luckily, this race didn’t start until 11:30am, so I could still stay up and enjoy the NYE festivities without sacrificing any sleep! Read More

2012 recap!

Happy new year!  2012 was a good year for me in running and triathlon.  It was a relief to make it through the year with not one injury setback!  Being able to consistently train throughout the year brought some good racing with multiple PRs.  I got back in the pool, and even competed in a few swim meets.  Though not as fast as I once was, I’ve really started to enjoy swimming again.   I also have enjoyed learning how to become a cyclist.  I still have tons of work to do on the bike, but I’ve definitely become much more confident! Read More

Thankful.

Our thanksgiving table

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope yours was full of family, food, and fun!  I know mine was – it was a great day. Read More

Turkey Sweet Potato Minestrone Soup

With the colder weather, I’ve been craving soup lately.  So I made one of my favorites, a recipe I got from my Mom (who makes the best soups!).  It’s healthy, filling, and super easy to make.  It made a perfect post-ride lunch today! Read More

Hiking at the Fells

It’s been a beautiful fall weekend in Boston!  Yesterday, my Sister, my Mom, and I headed out to the Middlesex Fells for a hike. The Fells runs through Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester, and is only about 5 miles from my apartment.  It’s a great, easy getaway from the city.  There are a number of trails that go around a reservoir and Spot Pond, and they are great for running, hiking, mountain biking, and dog walking. Read More

Baystate Half Marathon

First, updates…

Lots of stuff has been happening since I last posted in August!  I’ve been busy with a new project at work, started my fall semester class, and had some fun weekends in Newport, Maine, and of course in Boston!  In terms of training, I recovered from Timberman 70.3 and started getting ready for half marathon training.   Additionally, I began really thinking seriously about where I wanted to go with triathlons. I had a great year – I enjoyed training and racing tris, culminating in a successful half ironman.  Only after Timberman did I really realize how much I loved triathlon and wanted to take it to the next level. Read More