Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon 2017

July 23, 2017 The days before My family traveled to Martha’s Vineyard and to Boston in the few days before the Gillie Girl Tri. We enjoyed a day traveling around the island and then showed Elizabeth Boston University on Friday in Boston. We caught up with my brother-in-law and his family after he finished work […]

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Cayuga Lake Triathlon 2015

Family Fan Club The CLT tops my list for favorite events. Located just 3 miles from my house in the beautiful Taughannock Falls State Park, it is a beautiful location. It’s a time to see so many people I know out on the course! Friends, fellow Finger Lakes Running and Triathlon Company ambassadors, and of course my […]

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Time to Tri!

Only 3 days remain until the Cayuga Lake Triathlon. I’ve been in the lake 14 times since July 2nd. Prior to that I took an entire year of Total Immersion swim lessons with Shane Eversfield. During my self declared, “year of the swim” I’ve made new friends, learned to embrace the lake, and I’ve dramatically […]

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1st Group Swim

The CLT is fast approaching, and Anne, Katie and I found a night for our first group swim. We met at my house and then we drove down to Kathey’s to give it a go. I’ve been alternately dreading and looking forward to this. I’ve had several successful solo lake swims, but something about swimming with […]

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Lake Swim #4 – Success!

Time Pressure On Tuesday July 7th Elizabeth and her friend Alana wanted to kayak for me. Xander was again at his grandparent’s pool enjoying the warm weather we’ve been having. We had just over an hour to squeeze in a 4th lake swim for me. My goal with this swim was to start at the […]

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Lake Swim #3

After finding moderate success swimming in the lake the day prior, I was eager to get right back in. After all, even with my moderate success I was very far from anything “tri worthy” in the lake. Last year, I panicked near the first or 2nd buoy and flipped over to my back. I ended […]

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Lake Swim #2

Right Back in the Water As with many things I do, the first outing is my smack in the face that I have to hit this hard! I knew I had to get right back in before fear set into me. My friend Kathey lives on the lake and she extends an open invitation to […]

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