Monday, December 1, 2014


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mike and I had a great time, but I am glad to be back home. I am ready to get back on a normal schedule, while the holidays are fun they are exhausting because of the travel, not sleeping in my bed and being thrown off of our regular workout and nutrition routine. It will be easy for us to get back on schedule, though, since we aren't traveling for Christmas this year.

 My brother, his girlfriend and us

If you didn't notice, the blog has a new look! Last night I was playing around with it and I decided it was time to change it up a bit. Since I race in "watermelon" colors often, I thought this was a good fit. I hope you agree!

Not including today, there are only 30 days left of the year. Where has this year gone?! It seems like yesterday that I was coming off of my injury and getting ready to start Ironman training. Now it has been more than 3 months since our Ironman and more than a week since the Philly Marathon. While we have a lot of fun adventures planned for 2015, I kind of want 2014 to slow its roll.

 The Bern makes me happy

The rest of the year, I am going to focus on me. I am going to run when and how much I want (not to the point of injury), and get back into swimming and cycling. I am ready to unplug more often, go for walks with Mike and Bernie, go to the movies (we have quite a few coming up that we need to see) and enjoy the things in life that truly make me happy.

 My little family

I am looking forward to our final race of the year, a 5K that we have run every year since we started running, and spending time with friends around the holiday.

Pretty soon it will be time to get back to business and we will be working hard to get faster and stronger. I think taking the month to focus on things that make me happy will put me in the right mindset to do just that!


  1. I love the new look!!! I'm getting excited about hanging out with you guys in January!

    1. I am excited to spend time with you guys too!

  2. Wait, was Philly really last weekend?! It seems like yesterday, but also forever ago. We really need to embrace the off-season now; tri training will start up in no time!

  3. Your blog looks great! I noticed right away! I think this has been the fastest year ever. I too am embracing the off-season and running for the sheer joy of it.

  4. I'm going to ignore that you and Janell are hanging out in January.....

    ANYWAY, I LOVE the new look. It's perfect for you. Soak up December and catch up on things that have been put to the wayside for the year. :D I want it to be 2015....cause then it will be sooner to see ya.

  5. I like the watermelon colors. It fits you.