Bucket List Update

by Stephanie August 14, 2015

I already have a bucket list for travel and fitness so I figured I needed to have one for the things I want to do that don’t fall into those categories. At first I only had a few but then the ideas kept on coming.  I would read a blog post or overhear something and think […]

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What’s Next: Nutrition & Weight/Fat Loss

by Stephanie August 13, 2015

I’ve been relaxing and enjoying myself during the last couple of weeks since my Ironman 70.3 race.  I’ve done some hiking, running, and tennis. I’ve got plans to go golfing with one friend and check out a yoga class with another. I’m doing a 20 mile bike ride for charity next month. I’m really enjoying […]

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Frolicking In Virginia & Chicago

by Stephanie August 10, 2015

Hello!  Did you miss me? I’ve been super busy relaxing and enjoying my vacation.  It was definitely needed.  This year we did a family vacation at Massanutten Resort in Virginia.  I had my doubts but it turned out to be a pretty sweet vacation spot.  They had tons to do! I played tennis a couple of times with […]

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My Experience with Therapy

by Stephanie August 3, 2015

It’s time for another Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of […]

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Monday Motivation: Live A Balanced Life…

by Stephanie July 27, 2015

This quote is resonating with me right now.  It’s one week since Ironman Racine 70.3.  You know what?  I don’t really know what’s next.  I’m thinking about it a lot.  Mulling it over while I rest my still-not-quite-recovered body.  I’m sure there will be many blog posts about it in the near future for your […]

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Race Recap: Ironman Racine 70.3

by Stephanie July 25, 2015

After being seriously under the weather for the last three days I am finally feeling human again.  It’s a nice change.  AND now I am able to post my race recap!  It’s gonna be a long one so settle in for a little bit.  Here we go! The Pre-Race The morning of the race Steve […]

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Ironman Racine 70.3 Weekend – Before the Race

by Stephanie July 22, 2015

Hello!  It’s three days post-Ironman 70.3 and I think I am finally able to put a blog post together.  I may need a nap after this.  I’m completely serious. 😛 Before I do a race recap I need to do a recap of the trip to Racine and pre-race activities. On Friday around noon my fellow […]

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Mental Health Monday: Absolute Thinking

by Stephanie July 20, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping […]

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Mental Shifts: How This Training Cycle Was Different

by Stephanie July 16, 2015

I have never been good at exercising without a goal, like a race. I think this is a holdover from my competitive swimming days. Exercise always had a purpose. I was always training for an event. As an adult I wasn’t consistent without similar motivation, which is why I got into running and triathlons. (on […]

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Week 15: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie July 14, 2015

Last week was my final real week of training for my first Ironman 70.3!  I had my longest bike and run and I’ve been taking it nice and easy since. The bike was a solid pace on a really fun route.  We biked along the Mississippi River for about 10 miles on the Iowa side, […]

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