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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 awful. Because pizza six days in a row. By the time Saturday rolled around, I couldn’t stomach another bite. 

Pizza aside, a recovery week in the Pacific Northwest is always a good idea. We spent a few days in Whistler and Vancouver and then took Amtrak to Seattle where we stayed until Saturday night (note to self: the red eye home is never a good idea).

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skate skiing at hyland park reserve in minneapolis

week 2 positive: dinner + skinny skis.

Every Monday morning at a team stand-up, my colleagues each share a Monday positive – something good that happened over the weekend. Highlights range from beaming about kids’ accomplishments to seeing the latest Star Wars movie to nailing a tough rock climbing route.   Here are my…


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…


ironman canada // recovery week + vacation

It was a gloriously relaxing recovery week. Post IRONMAN Canada, we slept a lot, caught up with family, and ate our way through Whistler, Vancouver and Seattle (not hard to do when there’s fresh seafood involved). Being tourists in the beautiful Pacific Northwest helped…