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Yes, Traveling to Triathlons With Friends and Family Can Go Well

  Having someone to hang with at a triathlon sounds good right? Who wants to be by yourself for up to 14+ hours during a full distance race? It can be a lonely life out there on the course for a spectator. And it’s especially true if you aren’t staying at a hotel you can make it back to during the race. But while it…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, Lessons Learned, Life with a Triathlete

IT’S TRUE! TRIATHLONS CAN MAKE YOU BETTER PARENTS

  Parenting is one of those things that is really, REALLY hard, but I don’t need to tell you that. We always worry and ask ourselves if we’re doing it right. Should I do this or should I do that? Then, add one or both parents doing triathlons to the mix and yikes… Truth is, there is usually no right answer to the “are we…

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in Home, International, Lessons Learned

You Too Can Become the Ideal Traveler With a Little Effort

Have you ever paid attention to how people behave when they travel? Really behave… During a recent vacation, I decided to watch my fellow travelers for just this reason and not all of it was pretty. In fact, some of it was down right ugly. I watched at the airport, on the plane, at the reception desk at the hotel, on the beach, at the…

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOUR TRIATHLON DAYS ARE OVER…

The emotions of my triathlete as they pertain to training and racing are pretty clear and centered around his passion. While he works his butt off, it still makes him quite happy and content. But, when not training or racing, there is a sort of sadness that surrounds him. Well, for me as the triwife, it is pretty much the same. After David was hit…

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in Home, Lessons Learned, We are so much more

SUMMER GOING BY TOO FAST? TIME TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT

I honestly can’t believe it’s almost the end of July. This fact is so depressing to me. I can’t even imagine that winter will be here before I know it after last year. What’s even more depressing is that I feel I’ve wasted a lot of the summer, not doing the activities I had planned, like buying a new bike and riding down to the…

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HOW TO HAVE FUN ON A COUPLES VACATION WHEN ONE BRINGS A CHILD

This is one type of travel that doesn’t happen to us often, but recently did. It’s going on a couples vacation when only one couple decides to bring a child.  It’s one thing when you both have kids along, because your situations are similar and it’s family travel and all that entails. Both of you will most likely want to do similar activities. We’re assuming…

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KNOWING WHEN TO BE BOLD & EXPAND YOUR TRAVEL WORLD

I travel a lot, but more often than not, it’s based on my husband’s triathlete training and race schedule or the kids’ activities and not my dream vacation.  But, every once in awhile, I take the opportunity to travel just for me and go where I want.   See, I’m quite happy and comfortable to travel solo – which I realize makes me something of…

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9 LESSONS LEARNED SUITCASE IN HAND

I’ve done a lot of traveling over the years.  A lot.  For business and pleasure.  For vacations and triathlons.  Solo and with friends and/or family.  Quick getaway weekends to month-long safaris.  On a budget to all out luxury.  All sorts of travel. But, the one constant in each trip has been the opportunity I was afforded to learn life lessons; to become a better person;…

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