in Home, Life with a Triathlete

WHEN A TRIATHLETE’S SECOND HOBBY LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE FIRST!

So, we went on vacation and I sort of felt like I was at a triathlon, but oh, it was so much better…. For ten years, my triathlete hubby and myself traveled mostly to triathlon destinations around the world. I mean we got to see some amazing places and I was thrilled and never complained about the travel. But, then came David’s accident in 2014,…

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in Fabulous Finds, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

How I’m Choosing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I see no better way to support International Women’s Day on March 8 than supporting the women who strive everyday just to survive and eke out a living for their families.  Let me explain… Currently, I am spending a wonderful vacation in Belize.  I am in the southern most district of Toledo, staying at the beautiful Belcampo Belize.  I am having a fantastic and eye…

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what are some places to eat in old san juan puerto rico
in Food & fun, North America, On the Menu, Restaurants

PUERTO RICO – TOP PICKS WHEN IT’S TIME TO EAT

When we are in Puerto Rico, whether for the Ironman race or purely vacation, we rent a penthouse in Old San Juan, so much of our food and fun is there. We tend to stay far away from the ports for many reasons, but mainly because the cruise crowds are just overwhelming. Honestly, we tend to ask the locals where to eat and not use…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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can separate bedrooms keep a triathlon couple happy
in Home, Life with a Triathlete

4 REASONS WHY SEPARATE BEDROOMS MAY KEEP A TRIATHLETE COUPLE HAPPY

I’m writing this article a bit tongue in cheek. On the one hand, I’m trying to inject some humor here. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if sleeping in separate bedrooms might be best for both of us, but especially me, the trispouse! My triathlete husband doesn’t even have to be in full-on intensive training mode for my sleep pattern and hence, my well-being,…

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6 essential items not to leave home without
in Good Eats, Travel Done Well

Make Sure to Pack These 6 Food & Wine Essentials When You Travel

  I find myself on all types of adventures; work, visiting kids, being with family, on vacation, and so on.  While I’m on these adventures, I like to have a few of my own essentials that make my life happier and easier.  So, there are a few odd items I rarely leave at home.  Now, I’m not talking mascara, camera, and shoes.  I’m talking food…

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taking a sailing vacation
in Home, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life, Triathlon

How to Train For a Triathlon Even On a Sailing Vacation

  My husband and I are getting ready to set sail shortly for a 10 day sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. While it sounds amazing, it is coming just at the beginning of my triathlete’s intensive training season. As you can imagine, there was much debate in our household over being able to do this trip at all with our friends and still…

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in That's Life

Is There a Cure for One Spouse Does All The Work Syndrome?

  He’s off on a 3 1/2 hour bike ride and I’m at home getting mold off the patio furniture and packing up “clutter”.  What’s wrong with this picture? We’re moving in about a week to our new home, but I’m not quite sure why I’m saying “we”, when I’m actually doing all the work.  I decluttered to stage our current home to put on…

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what to do with leftover roasted chicken
in Recipes, That's Life

Get Out of the Kitchen With the Help of a Chicken

With spring getting closer, you’ll soon be spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen.  So, you need meals that are not only easy to prepare, but can be used in many different ways during the week.  I’ve found a roasted chicken with vegetables is the perfect meal to get me outside faster and who doesn’t want to spend less time in the kitchen…

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traveling to triathlons with kids in tow
in Home, Kids in Tow, The Races, The Sport of Spectating, Triathlon

HOW TO SET YOUR FAMILY UP FOR SUCCESS WHEN CHOOSING A TRIATHLON

There are so many triathlons all over the world and most in really cool places, making it incredibly tough to choose. But, the truth is, you need to think twice before registering if you’re going to be traveling with the kids in tow. Of course, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when deciding if the location is right for your family,…

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