race report // terror trot 10k


For some reason I thought it would be a really good idea to hop into a 10k a week into a really hard month-long bike block. Turns out, one: it was super fun in a more-painful-than-IM way. Two: it maybe wasn’t the best idea but yolo?! And three: it meant hanging out and running with a couple Coeur Sports teammates, and I couldn’t pass that up!

The race itself – the Terror Trot – was small and low key (most Twin Citians were probably running the Monster Dash). So low key, in fact, that when the RD yelled GO!, it took a couple seconds to register that the race was starting! 

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our long weekend in missoula.

Have you guys been to Missoula, Montana? I’d visited a couple brief times and enjoyed it, but after a recent long weekend there exploring, Nick and I decided that if (when?) we ever move, it’ll be to Missoula. It’s big enough that it has…


my five favorite running routes in minneapolis.

I’ve been lucky enough to run in some pretty beautiful places – Whistler, BC; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; along the California coast; the Bahamas; and Kona, Hawaii. But nothing quite compares to running at home in the city of lakes: Minneapolis. When I moved here…


coffee catch-up – summer 2018.

And just like that, it’s OCTOBER(!). Since we really didn’t get spring this year – remember that blizzard on April 15 when two feet of snow fell?! – summer felt so short, but the good news: it was crammed with fantastic – from yard work…


labor day weekend in crested butte, colorado.

The best way to recover after a race? Hands-down, traveling somewhere new. We really didn’t get enough time in Mont-Tremblant or Montreal after IMMT, but we lucked out on timing that Nick was racing in Colorado the following weekend. Rather than flying, we opted for…


quick weekend in madison for IMWI.

There’s no place I’d rather be on the second Sunday in September (how is it September?!) than Madison for IRONMAN Wisconsin. I debated not going this year because of the 17-hour drive home from Colorado a few days prior – more on that soon…


race report // ironman mont-tremblant

I told myself a pretty shitty story last year, one that manifested into a pretty subpar season. So this year, I reframed my mindset: I *get* to this (even the hard stuff!). And it made all the difference. I found the joy in the…


race report // liberty 70.3 – 2018

When I compare 2017 to this year (so far anyway) – there’s really no comparison. My head was buried deep last year and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t come up for air. Looking back now, after a long restorative offseason and…