race report // terror trot 10k

11/09/2018

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…

10/16/2018

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…

10/08/2018

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…

10/01/2018

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…

09/19/2018

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…

09/14/2018

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…

09/07/2018

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…

07/17/2018