in Home, Life with a Triathlete

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, HAVE A COCKTAIL AND ENJOY THE TRIATHLON RIDE

There is triathlon training season and then there is triathlon training season. The training goes up and down based on when the race is and what type of race it is. There are A races and B races and then there are the “it’s just for fun” races that they treat like an “A” race. You also have to consider where in the training cycle…

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in Home, On the Menu, Recipes

THE PERFECT HOMEMADE MEATBALLS RECIPE

Are you craving traditional, old-fashioned meatballs and want to serve them with your carb loading meal before a race? Well, I have a homemade meatballs recipe that you only need one bowl to make, cuts the grease, and you most likely already have all the ingredients in the house. That’s why I call them perfect… I make a big batch and freeze the leftover meatballs…

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in That's Life, Travel Done Well

5 Tips to Survive a Family Summer Vacation

Traveling can be trying to say the least and especially when you’re doing it with a group of people.  Whether you’re with the kids, other members of your family, or both, it’s rare to have a stress free vacation.  But, there are some simple steps you can take to help ensure your summer vacation is as least stressful as possible and that everyone might just have…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete

TIPS FOR SQUEEZING IN AN IN-SEASON FAMILY GETAWAY

Hey, it’s summer! The kids are out of school, you haven’t been away for awhile, and your triathlete is driving you crazy. We all need to get away at times and just because your triathlete is training hard and heavy doesn’t mean you all still can’t take an in-season family getaway. It just takes some common sense and special planning. A lot has been written…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

HOW TO HAVE A FABULOUS IN-SEASON DATE NIGHT WITH YOUR TRIATHLETE

Okay, don’t laugh. Yes, it’s possible. You can have a date night with your triathlete even during the height of in-training season. It just takes a bit of planning, preparation, and magic! Now, that said, we’re assuming you still want date night after living with your triathlete. It can certainly put a damper on the romance… Dating your triathlete during triathlon season can be an…

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in Home, North America

CLUB MED SANDPIPER BAY RESORT FLORIDA IS PERFECT FOR THE ACTIVE FAMILY

Disclosure: Consideration was provided by a mentioned brand. I was not paid for this article. All opinions are my own. If we know anything about a triathlon family, it’s that they are active. Whether there is one triathlete in the family or more, it becomes addictive and everyone catches the “let’s stay active bug”. And my family is no different. We’re always looking for a…

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in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

A Father’s Day Weekend Getaway to Show Your Love

We’re always looking for great ways to show our appreciation on Father’s Day and this year, I think we surpassed ourselves.  We found a getaway spot that offers tons of outdoor activities or if you so choose, doing nothing but relaxing on the water in Adirondack chairs.  At the Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island, you’ll find yourself in a rustic, comfortable setting complete with all…

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in Food & fun, Ironman 70.3, The Sport of Spectating

IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII FOOD, FUN, AND SPECTATING

Dana and I have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times for vacation and the Ironman World Championships. It is such a magical place that just never gets old. While we haven’t gone for Ironman 70.3 race, known as Honu (green sea turtle), we know the island well enough to give you information to have a fantastic time. Plus, I was married at…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, The Sport of Spectating

WHICH TOYS TO LEAVE AT HOME WHEN HEADED TO A TRIATHLON

If you are headed to a triathlon with kids in tow, there are great toys to bring to keep them entertained, but there are also certain items that you should really leave at home. I’ve learned this the hard way through personal experience or actually seeing it happen and going, “Oh, that’s not good”. From being too heavy to lug around with you all day…

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in That's Life

5 Reasons Why Being That Aunt & Uncle At Graduation Rocks

My husband and I were so happy to attend our nephew’s graduation in Washington, DC last week.  He earned his Master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a specialty in International Economics and Strategy, which makes me so impressed just to put in writing.  He has been such a great kid all of his life, so this is just another…

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