Resolutions Are Crap

The week after the holiday indulgence and just before the dawn of a new year is an awkward purgatory for those who have that guilty little voice in their heads scolding them for a year plagued by work demands, too many sugary snacks and not enough exercise, right? Enter the New Years Resolution and the …

Continue reading Resolutions Are Crap

Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

In the words of the great Dory from Disney's Finding Nemo - "When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming." ...and with my first triathlon now 7 days away, I've been doing just that (and more) On Sunday July 22 in South Portland, Maine, I'll be participating in Maine …

Continue reading Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

Etiquette Edification

It' been 547 days since my first "official" road race (wahoo!) - I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown - surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie's red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line - the same place where …

Continue reading Etiquette Edification

Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not …

Continue reading Up, Up and Away!

Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was - here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016 …

Continue reading Racing for a Cau$e

Twinkle Toes + Tips

So I am now approaching the 3-month anniversary with my Garmin Fenix 5s (link to the watch here) and being the finance nerd that I am deep down inside, I've spent a number of hours downloading and analyzing my running data, steps, heart rate and even my stress rate.  Needless to say, the data points …

Continue reading Twinkle Toes + Tips