Race Recap: 2017 Ragnar Great River

My alarm went off at 1:45 a.m. and I was out the door by 2:30 a.m. We met at Volee teammate Kaitlin’s place and was on the road to Winona by 3 freaking a.m.

After a slight detour due to road construction and missing our 5:45 a.m. start time, we finally made it to the start line. Alicia headed out with the 6 a.m. crew and then my third Ragnar experience was officially underway!

Leg 1: 6.6 miles, 9:16 pace

Thank goodness this leg went well because I felt like it set a good tone for my Ragnar experience overall. I felt pretty strong (legs were fresh after a few unintentional rest days prior). I had 15 “road kills” — mostly on the hills, where I felt the strongest and was able to pass some walkers.

Splits were: 9:30, 9:28, 9:21, 9:21, 9:08, 9:03. I was, however, SO happy to see the “one mile to go” sign and even happier to see my teammate Jacenta waiting for me at the exchange.

After our van was done with our first legs, we stopped in Nelson, Wisconsin at the Nelson Creamery for sandwiches. I was pleasantly surprised they had gluten-free wraps! It was raining by this point and everyone was starting to feel the effects from our early start, so we pulled off at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Park to get in a quick nap. Half of the team snoozed in the van and Laura, Alicia and I found a pavilion to stretch out under. I slept a solid 40 minutes and felt like a brand new person when I woke up.

We got a text from van 2 that they were ahead of pace, so we drove a few miles down the road to the next exchange. Rachel, runner 12, came flying into the exchange and then Alicia was off! Van 1 was back on the clock.

Leg 2: 3.4 miles, 9:27 pace

Dressed in all black, ready for my night run

At 7:11 p.m. I headed out on my second leg. My body felt tired and the first mile (9:39 pace) was pretty rough. The hills were steeper than in my first leg and my legs just didn’t want to turn over. I managed to pick up the pace just slightly as the elevation evened out slightly, but it was tough (9:34 and 9:19).

Elevation map for my second leg

Our entire van was feeling pretty loopy from lack of sleep, so naturally we cranked up the music, ate PB&J sandwiches and then set out to find a place to crash for a couple hours.

Have glow sticks, will van rave

We decided to throw our sleeping bags down on the grass and sleep under the stars at Stillwater High School, the location of the next exchange.

Unfortunately the foot traffic near our sleeping location kept me from being able to sleep much more than 30 minutes or so and I woke up feeling worse than when I had gone to bed. But before we knew it, it was time to meet van 2 at the next exchange and run our third and final legs.

Leg 3: 2.7 miles, 8:41 pace
My final leg was at 5:38 a.m. and boy, was I ready to be done. So, following Alicia, Laura and Kaitlin’s examples, I gave this one all I had left. The lack of hills and cool weather made this run feel pretty effortless, even on tired legs.

Once Jacenta and Rachel rocked their final legs, van 2 headed out to bring it home!

van 1 – done!

The next priority was real food and for some of us…..a bloody mary.

Soon it was time to meet up with van 2 and cross the finish line together!

I think most of us were surprised when the final results were posted and we finished in less than 30 hours, and were the second place women’s team overall!

Final results:


2017 Great Lakes Bird Camp (WI) Recap

HELLO!! I took almost one year off from blogging (my last blog post was a recap from Bird Camp last year). I’ll go into this more in a future post, but I’m in a much different place these days when it comes to my running, diet and overall health, so I’ve decided to start blogging again, but just for fun and when I feel like it. And I’ve renamed the blog. So as part of that new outlook, I surrendered my findingabalanceblog.com fancy paid account and I’m back to good ol’ wordpress.com. Oh, and when I imported my site back to wordpress.com, a bunch of photos disappeared and the formatting got screwy, but I don’t really care.

Aaaaaanyways, this past weekend was Bird Camp! This won’t be as long of a recap as last year, but here are some of the highlights ūüôā


Alicia and I left the Cities around 10 a.m. and swung through Hudson to pick up fellow Volée member, Trisha. Then, we were on our way! We stopped in Eau Claire for glorious Chipotle and then headed to Camp Timber-Lee in East Troy, WI.

When we arrived, it was so fun to see so many familiar faces! We checked in, got our swag bags…..

And filled out our bios/got our pictures taken. Then, we headed down to the lake to do some ice breaker activities. It was so much fun to hear what others were training for and to put faces with social media names!

We ate a quick dinner and then all gathered for a viewing of the Birdstrike film. We were lucky enough that Nora, part of the Birdstrike team, was able to join us for the evening and answered questions following the film. Nora is such a badass (and all around super awesome woman).

Next up was a fashion show where we got to preview the Oiselle Fall 2017 line. I didn’t take any photos of this because a lot of the items aren’t officially released yet, but let me tell you, and trust me, I’ve gotta start saving up!

What made the fashion show portion even better was that Steph and Alisoune from Oiselle HQ also attended camp, so we got to ask questions about fit, material, etc.

Steph and Alisoune!

Another fun addition to this year’s camp was that Haute Vol√©e Anna Weber brought her massage therapist, Melody, and we all had the option to schedule massages with her. So I ended day one of camp with an incredible massage. Melody was also kind enough to share some self care tips!


Even though I had grand plans to sleep in, I was awake by 6:30 — boooooooo. After breakfast, Haute Vol√©e (and my coach!) Becki Spellman gave her talk about mental toughness and running.

Next up was the Hoka Prediction Run! This was probably the part of camp I was most looking forward to. I’ve always been curious about Hoka shoes, so it was awesome to be given the opportunity to run three miles in a pair and have the Hoka rep there to answer questions.

For the prediction run part of it, we had to guess how long it’d take us to run three miles and then take off our watches before heading out. I was a solid one-minute+ off of my actual finishing time, but it was a fun experiment.

I was so excited when I saw Anna Weber was going to be attending camp and speaking again this year! I feel like we have a lot in common, plus Anna is sweet and hilarious. Her talk did NOT disappoint!

With the long run the next morning and having just done the prediction run a couple of hours prior, I sat out the running portion of the next activity — a team “Minute-To-Win-It” challenge. But the ridiculous challenges that we had to do in between running were just as fun. Like this one:

After the challenge, we had some much-needed down time. I opted for heading to the beach and swimming around a bit and playing cribbage with Laura.

After dinner, physical therapist and fellow Vol√©e member¬†Lauren Hogan gave us some super helpful tips to help stay injury free during her “Things Your PT Wants You to Know About Running” presentation.

The last talk of the evening was 2x Olympic race walker, Maria Michta Coffey! It was really cool to hear about Maria’s Olympic experiences, her journey to getting to the Olympics and race walking, in general. It was fun to get to know Maria over the weekend as well!


It was a nearly perfect morning for our long run. What made it even more perfect was opting to head out a bit later than others in the group (since our group was only running seven miles), and then we got to sleep in a bit.

I’m obsessed with these compression socks

The long run location was at Lapham Peak Unit part of Kettle Moraine State Forest. My legs were not happy about this run and I have to admit that even with the fantastic company, I was ready for this one to be over.

After the run, we were all pretty much desperate for coffee, so we found a cute shop called Mama D’s and then we were all human again. Especially, Alicia.

so happy rn

On our way back to camp, we noticed there were llamas and farm animals, so of course we stopped for photos. Because, Instagram or it didn’t happen.

After showers, everyone piled back into their cars and headed to Lake Geneva for the rest of the day. We grabbed lunch at Simple, one of my favorite places to eat.

Then it was time for a boat tour of part of the lake! Fun fact: The Lake Geneva mail boat jumpers were once featured on NBC Nightly News!

After the boat tour, we hit up Studio Winery for some wine (duh) and then ended the evening with dinner and drinks at Gordy’s. They took great care of us and we had fun harassing the band that was playing.

There was something a bit strange about two of my worlds colliding (where I grew up + my running community), but it was also kind of cool. We even paid my mom a surprise visit!


I successfully slept in until past 7 a.m. (which may or may not have had something to do with the number of drinks the night before). We all got up and started packing our bags. The rain was coming down pretty hard and I have to admit that I was starting to miss my boys, so we decided to hit the road for the long drive ahead of us.

Quick stop in the Dells on the way home

Thanks so much to leaders Sheila, Taylor, Jana and Tracy for all of your work putting on an incredible weekend! And of course, a huge thanks to Oiselle! I’m excited to help with next year’s camp ūüôā

I still miss the snack table..

Recap: Fall Great Lakes Bird Camp (AKA the greatest weekend ever)

Man, I’m coming down off of my bird camp high and it’s not pretty. So I stayed up late last night to write this and relive #allthememories. Sorry in advance that this is so long:


I rushed around all morning finishing up some last minute work, dropping off the little guy at daycare and packing and unpacking and changing my mind on everything I packed. Before I knew it, Amanda texted that she was out front! We headed to the airport to meet up with the other drivers and birds who had flown in from out of town.

Not even an hour into the trip and Courtney found some birds

Not even an hour into the trip and Courtney found some birds

We made a quick stop for lunch and then I had the privilege of getting to know Courtney and Amanda (who are both so lovely and wonderful) better in the car on the way up. After we arrived and checked in, we headed out for a short group run. It felt good to shake out the legs after a few hours in the car.


The rest of the evening was a lot of fun reconnecting with the other Minnesota birds who I already knew (including my roommates: Megan, Jessy, Ali and Lisa) and making introductions with some new faces at the welcome reception! Next up was dinner and then we gathered for our two sessions that evening.

The first session was super timely since I’ve been really focusing on cleaning up my diet as of late: Rasa Troup, Olympian and Minnesota Vikings nutritionist spoke¬†about fueling for runs (and life). ¬†Next, Oiselle Haute Volee¬†Anna Weber talked about how your dreams¬†don’t need to have prerequisites and/or deadlines. She talked about her story of putting a hold on her “regular life” to train full time to work towards qualifying for the Olympic trials in the marathon. It was cool to hear about her ups and downs, what her training looks like and then spend the rest of the weekend with her, getting to know her better.


Rasa, talking nutrition

Next it was bonfire time! I stayed awake longer than I thought I’d be able to, chatting with other birds and then headed to bed to rest up for another jam-packed day.


In case you were wondering, this is how you do a beer fridge

In case you were wondering, this is how you do a beer fridge


We got up and headed to breakfast bright and early. Afterwards, the rest of the group headed out for a short run. I wasn’t planning to run (because of my hip), so I grabbed my Kindle, a blanket and a coffee and curled up on a bench outside of my cabin. It was a crisp morning, but sunny, so it was super relaxing to do some reading by the lake.


Once everyone got back, we reconvened at our meeting place — a blue ox statue near the main resort lodge to walk over to the high¬†ropes course at Clearwater Forest. This was one of the activities I was most excited about. I hadn’t done anything like this since maybe sixth grade (?) and I had no idea if I was going to get up there and freak out, but I was hoping I’d be able to complete the course.¬†I was one of the last to go, and I found myself getting more excited after watching everyone else having so much fun! I was so impressed — even a few birds who were nervous, they still made their way up the course. Once you got up there, the most fun way down was to zipline! It made me want to try it again!




Once we got back to the resort, we had lunch and then walked over to the leaders’ cabin area for a bootcamp class. Amanda led us through an intense two rounds of lunges, squats, jumping jacks, commandos, sprinting, etc. etc. I was definitely feeling it afterwards.


Next on the agenda was mini golfing, human foosball and froyo, but first things first, we took a team photo by a leaping deer, because…Deerwood.


Roommate photo!

Roommate photo!

Traditions Mini Golf is the CUTEST place and they also are one of (I think, four) places in the country with a human foosball arena. AND they have froyo!



Human foosball. I wasn’t wearing the right shoes to participate ūüė¶

After dinner, we all gathered for a Oiselle trunk show where Heather showed off some current pieces AND some sneak peeks of things coming soon. I swear I could hear my bank account crying while she was showing a gorgeous new vest and winter jacket.


New lux glovessss

We ended the night with another bonfire party!



I woke up to an amazing sunrise, which made it a bit easier to get my butt out of bed. The long run was taking place at the Cuyuna State Park, which was about 25 minutes away, so we all piled into a few cars to drive over.


I was only planning to run about five miles, so I ran with Jessy for the first half of her run and then I headed back to the parking lot to take in the views for awhile with Laura and Carrie while waiting for everyone else to finish.



Once we got back to the resort, I took a quick shower and then we headed to the bonfire area for a group yoga session and it felt SO GOOD. My sore muscles were practically saying “ahhhhhhh” out loud as Rachel guided us through a lovely, restorative 45 minutes in the sunshine, with the lake just a few feet away.


Next was lunch and then we had some down time. It was a bit chilly and windy, so I opted out of the water recreation activities to take a power nap. Once I woke up, I took a shower and got ready. I went to find caffeine and then sat with some other birds, overlooking the lake.


At 5 p.m. we gathered at the bonfire area/leaders’ cabin for core work and form drills, led by one of the Haute Volee, the hilarious Becki Spellman.

We also filmed our second #DiscoDanceOff


Form drills are one of those things I know I should be doing, but I never knew if I was doing them quite right, so this was super helpful! And the core session was awesome because it was interesting to see the kinds of core work an elite does, and it was also informative because Becki really explained HOW to do the exercises to get the most out of them.

After dinner, Jungle Chicken (AKA my friend and former St. Paul neighbor, Erin Ward) gave her talk: I get knocked down…do I get up again? It kicked off with dancing to Chumbawumba. Because, of course it did.


Somehow, Erin managed to be funny and inspirational and self deprecating all at the same time. I appreciated her openness and honesty — it was the perfect last “talk” of the weekend.

After that heaviness,¬†were all feelin’ the need to¬†dance party and so we did — to JT and 90s hip hop.


So much fun that this photo turned out blurry

Then, we ordered pizza:



Even though breakfast was moved back to 8 a.m., I woke up around 6:15 naturally, but forced myself to go back to sleep until 7. Luckily, when I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, I had the foresight to down a bottle of water and take ibuprofen as a precautionary measure. So besides being tired, I woke up feeling fantastic.

After breakfast, we all met at the blue ox for a last group photo and to say some goodbyes (sniff).

Then, most of the group headed out for a short run, while the rest of us set out to find caffeine. Our plans were thwarted due to the on-site coffee shop’s fall off-season hours, so we drove to Holiday for coffee. While we were there, chocolate donuts were calling our name.


We enjoyed our donuts and then everyone finished packing up. Before we knew it, it was time to check out and say the rest of our goodbyes.


  • Oiselle – Sally, you and the team have built something incredible. And to Feather, who is the nicest, cutest person and represented HQ well.
  • Leaders: Sheila, Darci, Jana and Tracy – from the first email that went out about camp, I knew this was going to be an amazing experience. It was so well organized and there was a lot of care that went into making sure that every. single. person. had an unforgettable time.
  • Elites: Anna and Becki – Unlike others I’ve met, Becki and Anna were friendly and treated everyone the same, whether they run 7-minute miles or 11-minute miles. Plus, they’re both really funny. And I got some great insight and perspective around my injury issues from Becki during dinner.
  • All of the educational and inspirational speakers!
  • Last, but definitely not least, the amazing women who make up this team. I’m so lucky to call you teammates and friends!

Head up, wings out!


BiPro Protein Water Launch VIP Event

I received free BiPro protein water and powder samples. All opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, BiPro reached out about their new protein waters and I was able to check out their launch event last week at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. The building¬†itself (to me), was kind of meh inside, but in the actual stadium, it’s gorgeous! ALL the natural light and the “newness” is pretty incredible.

The event was held in the Fire Club room, which had a nightclub-ish feel to it and the crowd was mostly fitness industry people.


After I arrived, I was greeted by the BiPro communications folks and they brought me into the stadium and introduced me to pro runner Jordan Hasay and former pro Minnesota Viking Ben Leber!

I had mentioned in my¬†back and forth with Erin that I was a fan of Jordan’s and she¬†must have mentioned that to her, because¬†Jordan asked if I was the “runner with the blog!” The three of us¬†took a quick photo and talked about everything from recovery (both are fans of the Normatec system), to how much they sleep (Ben can’t function on less than seven hours and Jordan sleeps 10+ a night, plus a nap when she can!), making¬†the NIKE Oregon Project¬†newbies¬†drink Gatorade protein drinks (which, I gathered, taste pretty terrible), cross training (Jordan can dead lift 2x her body weight. No lie. And Ben talked about football players getting more into yoga and pilates), and of course, how BiPro has played a big role in their nutrition and recovery.

It’s no secret that as part of the Nike Oregon Project under the¬†coaching of Alberto Salazar, Jordan’s training is intense. She talked about how after turning pro, she was struggling with recovery after workouts and that she was initially very against the idea of taking a protein supplement of any kind. But after a lot of research and trial and error, she came across BiPro, and it’s made a significant impact on her ability to recover and nail her workouts. (Fun fact: Jordan eats somewhere in the ballpark of 5,000 calories each day and runs 10-12 miles in the morning and another 5-6 in the afternoon — amazing!) Ben also talked about trying numerous protein powders and shakes that were readily available when he was playing in the NFL, but all of them would upset his stomach. He finally found BiPro and started using it regularly after being impressed by its short ingredient list and the fact that it was easy on his stomach. He also talked about cooking with BiPro (pancakes are a favorite) and that his kids like it, too.


Soon it was time for me to grab a seat and Ali Lucia from WCCO kicked off the panel discussion.


While I listened to the panel, I sipped on some protein water mocktails that were being passed around (see below for some protein water recipes), and a lemon protein water.


I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the waters! I¬†like the peach flavor slightly more than the lemon and I love that one bottle has 20g of protein in it! The downside? They’re¬†spendy.¬†As part of the launch, I did notice that BiPro has introductory pricing and a free shipping/free cooler bag offer going on right now.

Quick notes about the other products I tried:

  • LOVE the strawberry protein powder and I don’t normally like strawberry-flavored stuff
  • Also love the chocolate. Because, well, chocolate.
  • Vanilla was my least favorite flavor — the stevia taste really came through.
  • I love¬†that their protein has just a few ingredients and that it’s easy on my stomach
  • Like most protein powders, shakes taste better with almond milk than with water, IMO.


Your turn to give it a try! Use my code BALANCEVIP for $10 off any order at BiPro!

ProTea = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, 1-2 tsp. instant tea, ice

Protein Refresher = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, sparkling water, ice

Berry Refresher = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, crushed or finely chopped berries, sparking water, ice

Protein Water Shaved Ice = Blend ice cubes made from Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water

Whistlestop Half Marathon Training: Less Than Seven Weeks to Go!

Monday: 20 minute swim + legs/glutes

A week out of the pool and the remnants of a cold made this a bit rough, but I still saw improvement in the time it took me to complete my time — I’m getting faster!

Tuesday: 3.52 miles (9:35 pace) + abs


That afternoon, I headed the new and shiny U.S. Bank Stadium for a VIP BiPro Protein Water launch event. It was cool to see the new stadium and the BiPro folks even introduced me to pro runner Jordan Hasay and former pro (and Minnesota Vikings) NFL player Ben Leber! They were super nice and it was fun to chat running, nutrition and recovery. I’m hoping to have an event recap (with a sweet discount code!) up tomorrow.

Wednesday: Arms/back + Jasyoga

Thursday: 3.18 miles (9:35 pace) + abs


Tired after abs

Friday: Total body strength training

Saturday: 1.62 mile walk + abs

Probably should’ve gotten my run in on Saturday, but my hip and knee were bothering me so I took an extra rest day. And I knew I was going to be at the State Fair walking around a lot, so I didn’t want to overdo it.

The Dixie Chicks were amazing. I’ve loved them for forever and had given up on my dream of seeing them live, so I was thrilled when they announced their world tour, with a stop in MN!

On top of everything, we had the BEST SEATS EVER!

Photo credit: @mlswenson

Photo credit: @mlswenson

Since I’ll be going back to the fair with the fam, I kept my eating relatively under control while I was there — a Pronto Pup, some wine and a beer, some Chicago Mix popcorn and a salmon and shrimp slider (DELICIOUS), and I called it good.


Sunday: 4.18 miles (10 min pace)

Oh boy, this was rough. I already knew I wasn’t going to run as far as I should, seven weeks out from a half because my hip was bothering me, but once I got out there, it was hard to even make it four miles! It was hot (I didn’t get out until around 2) and I obviously didn’t have enough water for a warm day (and all of the adult beverages the night before). My first mile was around 10:40 — I wanted to go out easy, but I couldn’t have gone faster if I wanted to. I did pick up the pace a little and finished my last mile in 9:45.

This week is all about continuing my strength training and coming up with a plan with my PT to get me through the half.

Have you been to the/a State Fair this year? What’d you eat?

I’m linking up today with Jess and Jess!

My fall half marathon plans + Team MwM

I’ve already mentioned that I’m doing the Whistlestop Half Marathon in some social media posts and last week’s workout recap, but I still wanted to write a post about how I chose the race. I spent a good few days SUPER bummed about not getting into the TC 10 Mile and the quit feeling sorry for myself (because, really, there are much more important things to be upset about) and started looking into other fall races. Around the same time, I saw a video that Faith’s Lodge posted on Facebook about a non-profit organization, Miles with Maeve, that works with athletes to raise money to support families who’ve experienced infant or pregnancy loss. I reached out to the organization and Garrett (Maeve’s dad) got back to me right away with more information about them and how we could work together. Almost immediately I agreed to join the team and shortly after, decided on the Whistlestop Half Marathon in Ashland, WI. I set a fundraising goal of $1,000, with some of the funds going to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and some to Faith’s Lodge. Well, less than a week later, to my surprise, I surpassed my goal! That said, if you’d still like to donate, I’d be THRILLED to be able to donate even more to these amazing organizations.

Re: ¬†The race — I was hoping to PR, but with my nagging hip issues, breaking two hours would be just fine and something I’d feel really good about. I just want to enjoy this race and am looking forward to a little getaway with Jesse!

After last weekend’s 5K, I came down with a wicked summer cold and it took all week to get over it. I didn’t run (or work out at all) until Saturday.In addition to running, I’m finally incorporating strength and stretching into my routine on a consistent basis. I’m still doing my Jasyoga every day and lifting and doing core work about 3x/week.

I was also sick on my birthday — BOO — but I still made the most of a nice date night with the husband:


I didn’t have much of an appetite, but I had a bite (or two) of the birthday gelato they sent out — with a cute, handwritten card! Thanks, Italian Eatery!

Also, because I’m obsessed with how these turned out, here are a few shots from Calvin’s one-year photo shoot. Megan Grommes of Megan Crown Photography is incredible!



Whistlestop Half Marathon: Week ???? (oh, and it’s my birthday today!)

The Right Fits

I’m linking up today with Jess and Jess!



I’ve mentioned it on social media, but I’m officially registered for the Whistlestop Half Marathon in Ashland, WI on October 15. I had hoped¬†to get into the TC 10 Mile, but no such luck. I’m finally getting excited about Whistlestop though, and even though I’m sure I’ll be a bit jealous come TCM weekend, I’m looking forward to being a super spectator!

I’ve been dealing with setback after setback since Garry Bjorklund. After my hip, it was my hamstring and most recently, a bad summer cold/sore throat. But I’m working with Coach to train conservatively, I’ve been upping my cross training (oh, how I’ve missed the pool) and sticking with PT. Here’s what last week’s training looked like:

Monday: 20 minutes in the pool
Swimming after not swimming for awhile is quite humbling. Woof.
Tuesday: 20 minutes easy (9:53 pace). No pain, but felt off balance. Went to PT and got new exercises.
Wednesday: 30 minutes (9:41 pace) followed by 20 minutes in the pool. Similar to Tuesday — no pain, but felt off balance through my hips.
Took my run indoors today

Took my run indoors today

Thursday: 20 minutes in the pool
I definitely could feel it in my arms — I probably wasn’t ready to swim two days in a row.
Friday: 20 minutes, (10:21 pace)
I decided to do daycare drop with off with the stroller to ensure an easy pace and it worked!
Saw this baby bird on my run today. Yay #nature

Saw this baby bird on my run today. Yay #nature

Saturday: Gopher to Badger 5K – 26:28, 8th in AG
Started out at around a 9:20-9:30 pace and picked it up every half mile, down to around 7:55 at the end. I felt good! Left hamstring was a little twinge-y, but felt good afterwards. I had a sore throat starting and that bothered me more than anything. Andrea also had a great race!

Coffee + carbs, post race

Coffee + carbs, post race

Sunday: 7.5 miles on my bike and 1.72 mile walk
Since I sold my road bike last year, I dusted off the ol’ Huffy and biked to Lake Nokomis to cheer on some friends at the YWCA Women’s Tri. It was a gorgeous day for it and was fun to see all of the athletes. It ALMOST made me want to do another tri ūüėȬ†I made it home just in time to see the first women finish the marathon.
Later that day, I rounded up the baby and the pup for a walk to see if it’d help Little C’s bad mood. And, it did!

This week’s focus is increasing¬†my mileage again (slightly)¬†and more cross training. Hoping for less humidity!