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kona 2015!

There are no words to describe last week in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I wish I could bottle all the awesomeness to open when I need a giant dose of inspiration and motivation (and heat + humidity!) at home in Minnesota. No doubt, Hawaii is amazing,…


IMCdA recovery in the mountains.

As hot as IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene was, I reminded myself often throughout the race to not wish it away (thank you for that nugget, Nanette!). Regardless, the race flew by and we were onto the race-cation and recovery in Montana. Taking a week off…


#tbt // costa rica

Subzero temps in Minnesnowta today have me dreaming of tropical Costa Rican beaches…  In April 2009, before this blog and before I had an iPhone, I vacationed solo in Costa Rica. This was also the time of the point and shoot Canon camera and the…


an austin christmas.

Nick and I packed our bags and headed south to find sunshine for Christmas this year. We spent the holiday with his family in Austin – biking, running and being dorky tourists. It was my first Christmas away from my family, and though I…


explore // lake superior ice caves

We’ve been cooped up in MSP the last month or so and since there isn’t a warm weather vacay on the calendar, Nick and I did the next best thing: Drove farther north to see the ice caves along Lake Superior. After a pit…


road trip // austin

When temps haven’t climbed above 10 degrees for a week – it’s 20 below as I type this – there’s nothing better than escaping for a few days of sunshine. So, last weekend, we packed our road bikes for warmer climates and road tripped…