Blog Posts

First Visit to Letchworth

September 2, 2016 - 9:29pm   S'more Thoughts

Last weekend I went camping in Letchworth State Park with Nick, my co-worker Kurt and his wife Megan, and my co-worker Chris and his girlfriend Eliza. All of us have wanted to go to Letchworth but had never made it there before. It's only about 2 hours away and has a reputation of being a really beautiful, scenic park.

From Roads to Trails

August 21, 2016 - 12:21pm   Cycling, Women

 

Yesterday I hit the trails at Shindagin Hollow with about 20 other women as part of a women's mountain bike clinic that Cycle CNY was putting on. It was great!!

Race Report: Cayuga Lake Triathlon 2016

August 14, 2016 - 2:07am   Triathalon

 

Last Sunday I did the intermediate distance tri at the Cayuga Lake Triathlon for the second year.

Training

A week off of work

July 30, 2016 - 10:17am   S'more Thoughts

I am at the tail end of a week-long vacation from work. I went camping in the beginning of the week, and my uncle was also in town so I took some time off to visit with him.

Camping

KatieCamp goes Camping

July 29, 2016 - 11:29am   S'more Thoughts

Over the 4th of July weekend Nick and I headed up to the Adirondacks to visit some of his family and go camping.

Friday we drove to his grandparents' house in Luzerne and stayed there for the night -- which was great because it poured that night. I was really thankful not to be in a tent.

Reflecting on the past 5 years

July 22, 2016 - 6:33pm   S'more Thoughts

2011 was a year of big changes in my life. I left my job at a materials testing lab where I had worked for 2 years since finishing college to start working at Cornell's particle accelerator lab. I had big changes in my dating/romantic life. I moved to a new apartment. I bought my first road bike and really started getting into cycling.

Race Report: Gillie Girl Tri

July 18, 2016 - 6:32pm   Triathalon

This weekend I did the Gillie Girl Triathlon, an all-women sprint triathlon with proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. This was my second time doing this race - I did it in 2014 with my friend Carolyn. 

Pre-race

First Lake Swim of 2016

July 16, 2016 - 6:26pm   Triathalon

Today was my first lake swim of 2016. On Saturday mornings before public swim starts at Taughannock Park, there is an area open with lifeguards for people to practice swimming for the Cayuga Lake Tri. It's pretty convenient, and I don't get out in the lake much, so I took advantage of it today. I saw lots of tri people there biking and running before/after swimming.

Women's Distance 5k

July 14, 2016 - 10:52pm   Running, Women

Tonight I ran in the Women's Distance Festival 5k around Dryden Lake. There was a chance of thunderstorms all day, but they never came and it ended up being a very hot and humid night.

Race Report: Finger Lakes Circuit Race

June 19, 2016 - 8:42pm   Cycling

Last night I did my first "real" bike race - the Finger Lakes Circuit Race at the Watkins Glen Racetrack. I say "real" bike race because I've done long charity/fundraiser rides (which aren't races in any way) and triathlons, but bike racing as part of a tri is totally different than a straight up bike race.