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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. 


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.

Recent Biking

May 27, 2016 - 9:17pm   Cycling

2016 biking is going pretty well so far. I attribute this to a few things:

1. I rode a trainer inside over the winter, using Zwift (which I plan to write a separate post about, sometime soon)

2. I rode my fat bike during the winter some, so I wasn't off the bike completely from October-March like most years. 

AIDS Ride for Life

April 26, 2016 - 1:16pm   Cycling

This week I signed up to ride in the AIDS Ride for Life 100 mile bike ride around Cayuga Lake in September. It is a charity ride to benefit the Southern Tier AIDS Program. This will be my 4th year doing it.

Indoor Soccer

April 19, 2016 - 10:43pm   S'more Thoughts

This winter, I learned how to play soccer!


March 23, 2016 - 11:10pm   S'more Thoughts

At the end of February I took my first trip to Colorado - it was great! 

The were a few reasons for taking this trip: I had never been to CO, we have a few friends that have recently moved there, and Nick wanted to see the Red Wings play in the outdoor hockey game in Denver.

Blue Apron Experience

February 6, 2016 - 3:40pm   Food

The past few weeks Nick and I have been experimenting with Blue Apron. If you aren’t familiar with Blue Apron, it’s a meal service kind of thing. You get a box delivered to your house once a week with a couple of recipes and the ingredients for each recipe.