Dr. Seuss had it right – green eggs + ham (or bacon)

“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” ― Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham With triathlon training in full swing and marathon training ramping up, free time is fading by the second.  As someone who is afflicted by the infamous disorder “hangry”, I can tell you that skipping breakfast is…

Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

In the words of the great Dory from Disney’s Finding Nemo – “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” …and with my first triathlon now 7 days away, I’ve been doing just that (and more) On Sunday July 22 in South Portland, Maine, I’ll be participating in Maine…

Etiquette Edification

It’ been 547 days since my first “official” road race (wahoo!) – I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown – surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie’s red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line – the same place where…

We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top‘s latest Podcast called “What Makes you a “Real” Runner” an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called “Not Your Average Runner” – Jill said something that inspired this week’s post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in…

Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not…

Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was – here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016…

Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? …your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called “not-so-intelligent” experiences that yielded some…

Back to School – Swim School

…Triathlon training has officially commenced – and now it’s time to get serious about SWIMMING I’m sure my mother would chuckle hearing me say I was a little hesitant about getting back into the pool – especially as a child who practically spent every possible moment of her summer in the pool diving, trying to…

Drop the Mic – it’s Podcast Time

How do you pass the time on long runs, mornings filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic or just days when you need a little distraction? Sanity preservation tactic: Podcasts Over the last year of runs exceeding the 1-hour mark and living/coping with the bustling Boston traffic scene each and every morning, I’ve learned that my beloved Tom…