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skiing into 2018 at jackson hole.


We’d just re-fueled on PB + bacon waffles at 10k feet. And after taking in the view from the top, Nick flew by me toward the descent. I was taking it slow – because it was my first time downhill skiing in six years. And just ahead was my first-ever black diamond descent. 

As I stood on the edge of what looked like a cliff, a few thoughts ran through my mind. Ohmigod this is terrifying. Why am I doing this?! Damn you, Nick, for telling me I could do this! Maybe I should trudge back up and take the tram down (and look like a wimp). No! Suck it up and (slowly) ski down! 

I chose the latter. And while not fast or very graceful, I made it to the bottom, completely elated. It was the perfect way to close the door on 2017 and set the bar for 2018 – finding my edge and living a little larger.

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race recovery in the pacific northwest.

Some people drown their sorrows with wine. Me – I down them in pizza.  We spent the week after IRONMAN Canada pizza eating our way through Vancouver and Seattle. And it was wonderful. Because pizza six days in a row. But it was also…


week 4 positive: marquette, michigan.

Week 4 positive: Marquette, Michigan There’s nothing like a good weekend road trip – even one that’s seven hours one-way in the car. It was worth every minute and the sore bum, though, because we had a blast. Nick and I loaded up Luma and…


kona recovery + the kauai quiet.

Kona recovery started with a jump off the end of the world.  It took me a full three minutes to gather the courage to willingly jump – it was scarier than lining up to race Kona! – but whoa… it was worth it. So exhilarating!…


sunshiny getaway in seattle.

Minnesota will always be home, but the Pacific Northwest…! ♥ There’s something so magical about it – the mountains, the water, the fresh pine tree air – and every time I’m there, it’s all I can do to not just stay. West coast is…


#tbt // sail away to the bahamas

Throwing it back today because this vacation was a trip of a lifetime, and I never blogged about it.  Three years ago this week, Nick and I set sail with six friends from Key West to the Bahamas. For seven days, we sailed aboard…