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My First National Parks Experience

October 19, 2017 - 9:59pm  

I recently returned from an amazing trip out west. I called this the "30-60 trip." I turned 30 years old this year, and my mom turned 60. I suggested to her last year that we should go on a cool trip together to celebrate our big birthdays.

Race Report: Cayuga Lake Triathlon

August 8, 2017 - 1:04pm   Triathalon

This year I went back to doing the sprint distance at the local tri in Ithaca, the Cayuga Lake Triathlon. This was my 5th time total doing this race -- my third time doing the sprint, and I had done the intermediate distance the past 2 years. 

Race Report: Gillie Girl Triathlon

July 25, 2017 - 8:18pm   Triathalon

On Sunday I did the Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon in Camillus, NY. I did this race in 2014 and 2016, so it was my third year doing it. The nice thing about doing the same race multiple times is that you don't get very nervous! Also it's fun to be able to compare your times to previous years on the same course.

Race Report: Women's Distance 5k

July 15, 2017 - 5:03pm   Running

Thursday was the annual Women's Distance 5k run/walk - a friendly, not too competitive, women only event. As far as I know, in previous years the event has always been at Dryden Lake but this year it was at Stewart Park.


July 15, 2017 - 4:21pm  

After Mexico, I headed to Austin. Nick and I split up at the airport in Monterrey and I headed to Houston then Austin. I did not have a long layover in Houston and I was worried about getting through customs and to my next flight in time, but, it worked out OK.

A Mexican Wedding

July 15, 2017 - 2:14pm  

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, Nick's friend Alan married his girlfriend Cordelia in Monterrey, Mexico July 1 and we were invited. They both live in Monterrey so this was not a "destination wedding" in Mexico.

Trip to Monterrey Mexico

July 11, 2017 - 9:27pm  

Last week Nick and I went to Monterrey, Mexico for a wedding. When Nick was in college there were several students from Monterrey that went to Nick's college for a semester and Nick kept in touch with a few of them. One of these exchange students, Alan, was the one getting married. We met up with him and his now-wife, Cordelia, a few years ago in Chicago. 

Race Report: Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon

June 17, 2017 - 8:49pm   Running

Up until a few weeks ago, I wasn't planning on running this race. I thought there was a bike race in Watkins Glen that I wanted to do today, but found out from my friend a few weeks ago that it was canceled for this year. I hadn't put much thought into this half marathon since I was planning on the bike race, but since the day was now free, I decided to sign up.

Race Report: Hamburg Road Race

June 10, 2017 - 8:26pm   Cycling

Today I did the Hamburg Road Race (near Buafflo, NY) with two women, Carrie and Marina, that I bike with on Wednesdays. Hamburg is near Buafflo so it was quite a drive for 1 day.

Race Report: Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon

April 9, 2017 - 9:14pm   Running


Today I ran my first half marathon! 

I have never been a big fan of running. It always felt really hard, I felt slow, and I'd get really hot. The past few years I've just been running enough to make it through sprint and olympic distance triathlons, so I never ran more than 6 miles at once.