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[youtube=http://youtu.be/zngfrjxn3N0]   Macca, poised for the win, had an incredibly disappointing Kona that ended in a DNF early on the bike. He says in a great interview on Triathlon Competitor, "I was useless on race day and it just didn’t correlate to where I was in my...

I'm still working with acorn squash and this coming weekend I have some beautiful butternut squash to work with which may involve making my coconut curry butternut squash soup  (if I do I'll share!) which is so delicious.  We wanted a simple dinner that highlighted...

I was hoping they had the blue K-ona's but I couldn't be picky when Fran was able to get me a new pair of sneakers for half price at the Timberman 70.3. I'm willing to pay some money to have the right shoes because nothing...

I am still concocting new smoothies--I can't help it!  I love them and am always looking for ways to make them substantial since I don't like to be hungry too soon after I drink them. Adding a 1/2 cup of rolled oats is a wonderful...

Inspired by Abby and her blog Change of Pace and the cool autumn weather, Sunday was a perfect day for a mountain bike ride with friends. I hadn't been out on my mountain bike in a long time and it felt weird. It's so much heavier...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUtH6IE8JKU]   In spectacular fashion and just a few weeks after winning the 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas, Leanda Cave stayed strong all day to finish the Ironman World Championship in winning style even with serving a 4 minute penalty on the bike. (Both Caroline Steffen...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeW4DaiN5lo] I race with love. That was the mantra that I held on race day … I asked my  friends and families and sponsors to say something about love when they saw me  on the race course, to remind me why I’m out there. To remind me...

One of the best foods of the fall is squash---you can roast it, mash it, and make it into soup.  Acorn squash has a very high concentrate of Vitamin A, among other things. One thing not to forget is to make use of the seeds....

[caption id="attachment_1428" align="alignleft" width="640"] Sunset Beach, Oahu - March 2012[/caption] "Go on be my guest, go listen to the take it easy preachers, train smart not hard, but I’ll guarantee you this, you will watch the real men, who like the feel of the burn, who...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8N1UWBCYM0] I have a really ugly green towel that I like to put under my bike in transition--I call it my lucky-towel.  Also, my accupuncturist told me to breathe 9 times in through the nose and out the mouth because 9 is an auspicious number and...