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HOW TO ENJOY A TRIATHLON LIFESTYLE WITH TEENAGERS

Well, I’ve got two very scary words for you – triathlon and teenager. Put them together and you really need to step up your game. Once your kids reach their teenage years, they are really starting to establish lives of their own. With their busy schedules, your training, and the craziness of life, it is less about finding time to train than it is about…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

5 ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY IN THE “OFF SEASON” WITH YOUR TRIATHLETE

It is so hard to believe that the “off season” has snuck up on us again. I’m putting it in quotes, because I know a lot of you don’t believe this season even exists! And for me, it varies year to year and what’s going in with my triathlete and if he’s injury free. But, going on the premise that this is an off season…

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4 SIMPLE TRICKS FOR TRIATHLON TRAINING WITH SCHOOL-AGED KIDS

Training for a triathlon is hard. Okay, you already know that. Now, imagine it with a school-aged child who is starting to have their own life. Once your child hits kindergarten and elementary school, the weekend activities get crazy. So many birthday parties, school activities, Sunday School, and sports. Kids start to explore lots of different activities to see what is a natural fit for…

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TO TRI CLUB OR NOT: CAN IT MAKE FOR A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE?

    During the many years our husbands have been a part of the triathlon community, we’ve been associated with triathlon clubs and just on our own, so to speak. Belonging to a tri club was especially beneficial when our triathletes were just starting out, for no other reason than they provided so many built-in resources. But, there was so much else to be gained…

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in Home, How to, Life with a Triathlete, Recipes, Triathlon

CELEBRATE THE END OF TRIATHLON SEASON WITH THESE PARTY TIPS

We can’t believe it’s close to the end of triathlon season. While it has been a quiet one for us, it has still flown by. Since we know it can be difficult as the partner of a triathlete during race season, why not take advantage of this time of year to celebrate that you get a bit of a break and have a party! It’s…

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what drinks to serve at a super bowl party like this hard apple cider sangria recipe
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HARD APPLE CIDER SANGRIA RECIPE

We love our Sangria and at all times during the year. The only thing we do is change up the Sangria recipe for the seasons. While it’s probably most known for summer enjoyment and dining al fresco, when you choose white Sangria, it works equally well for fall and winter with red wine or hard apple cider and brandy. One of the things we really…

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tritini cocktail recipe
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A FALL INSPIRED “TRITINI” COCKTAIL RECIPE

If your triathlete is like our triathletes, they do very little imbibing while in training and during race season. It’s sad how often we drink alone as triwives/partners…But, with the season winding down, we may just find a drinking buddy. So, to be ready, we decided to get creative and come up with our very own “TRITINI” cocktail in celebration. In our search for the…

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lakedale resort san juan island
in Home, North America, Triathlon

WASHINGTON’S SAN JUAN ISLAND: AN IDEAL SETTING FOR A TRIATHLON OR GETAWAY

Just when you think San Juan Island in Washington is amazing, you find out it has a triathlon and it like changes everything! I mean really; the perfect resort hosting the perfect race. Could it get any better for a triathlon family? I think not. We learned about the triathlon on a recent trip to Lakedale Resort. Although we were not on San Juan Island…

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When A June Cleaver Kind Of Girl Meets An Enemy Called Triathlon

One of our readers, Jen, was kind enough to put her feelings down in writing about being a triwife, living the triathlon lifestyle, and what it has meant for both her relationship with her husband, the triathlete, and her family. We were so moved by her honesty, humor, and candor that we are thrilled she let us share it with you…ENJOY. We’re sure you can…

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THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO FOOD & FUN ON HAWAII

Between Dana and I, we have been to the Big Island of Hawaii at least 15 times and probably more. We have been both for vacations, including one wedding – mine – and the Ironman World Championships. The only conclusions to be reached are that WE LOVE HAWAII and that we really know it inside out and all the great places to have food and…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

The Eight Stages of Human Development and the Triathlete

Recently, I was researching Erikson and his eight stages of development while working on an article for a new baby product and realized OMG! It has been studied for generations that it takes a human a lifetime to go through each of these stages and I realized it takes just ONE RACE for a triathlete to pass through them all. Trust me, just keep reading…

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HOW TO HANDLE ALL THE TOGETHERNESS IN NON-TRIATHLON GETAWAYS

In the space of a month, David and I have had two non-triathlon getaways. Since it had been years when absolutely no training would be involved and all gear would be left at home, I wasn’t quite sure how we would handle this new found time together. But, we did and survived totally unscathed and argument free. Want to know our secret? The unspoken expectation…

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