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BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTHY LUNCHES

So my kids are those kids; they never buy school lunches, but carry their own. They always have a variety in their lunch bags, use real forks and recyclable containers, including glass, and a real napkin. Yea, their friends always made smart comments, until they beame super jealous. (Did I mention they have made it all the way to their senior year in high school…

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Mike Thompson: A True Ironman Inspiration

The TriWives are thrilled to have Mike Thompson, a 4-time cancer survivor and 2012 Kona Ironman, joining us as a guest blogger.  Mike will discuss the importance of supporters in every aspect of his life and what it’s like to be a tri supporter for his many friends.  His story truly embodies the spirit, dedication, and optimism of this sport. When he’s not training, racing,…

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TO OUR READERS

The chaos has begun again and three races are now behind Sherry’s husband – Ironman 70.3 California, Rev3 Quassy, and Ironman Germany.  Big news – we’ll be going to both the 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant and the World’s in Kona!!  But, it is definitely bittersweet as Dana’s husband was struck by a car on his bike, so is out of racing for the…

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PRO TRIATHLETES BRANDON MARSH AND TREVOR WURTELE AS SPECTATORS

We got to catch up with pro triathletes Brandon Marsh and Trevor Wurtele today.  Both of their wives, Amy and Heather, raced #IM703Vegas.  Amy finished 11th and Heather 9th among the female pros.   We asked Brandon about spectating and this is what he had to say:  “Spectating is hard work!  Sherpaing is even harder work, especially when you’ve got training (even a little bit) to do!…

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Original Ironman Dave Orlowski

Do you know Dave Orlowski?   If not you should!!!  He is one of the Original Ironman, who finished 3rd in the 1978 event and is still racing.  Today, however, he is a spectator at Ironman Wisconsin.  He had this great recommendation for us:  “Cheer and yell loud for the athletes coming out of the swim.  I used to clap, but after 17 hours my hands…

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THE SPORT OF SPECTATING – WHAT TO PACK FOR RACE DAY

Ok, so your triathlete is packing their T bags and laying out their gear the day before the race….spectators need to do this, too! Putting careful thought into what you bring to the race is critical. I like to keep it simple and pack only the absolute essentials for the day. An overpacked bag full of stuff you don’t really need gets heavy and irritating…

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IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – SPECTATOR MOM & DAD

The TriWivesClub have one of their daughters at the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas this weekend.  After only several years at this sport, she has qualified as an age grouper.  Quite an accomplishment – so proud!!! Here is the epitome of what The Sport of Spectating is all about. “Doing my duty. Holding her swim towel and flip flops while Linds swims.  Guy is off…

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A Triathlon Lifestyle Is a Family Lifestyle

There are many types of triathlon families; no kids, young kids, grown kids, the extended family, friends – you get the picture. But the one constant – it is a “family” affair. From training, finances, races, food, travel, and beyond, a triathlon lifestyle requires a buy-in from the whole support team. Here are a few questions for you to consider as you dive into or move…

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TRI-ING WITH KIDS IN TOW

The Sport of Spectating series prompted a lot of requests for other tips on traveling to triathlon races with kids.  So, we created a new series called, Tri-ing With Kids in Tow.  Watch for our first article this week, Family Fun Tri-Style, and be sure to check out the articles under Kids In Tow.  We’ve all been there, done that, and want to make it…

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