I AM AN IRONMAN! Read my race recap here!
To tell you that Ironman is hard is an understatement. It feels amazing, satisfying, wicked challenging, and just plain frustrating all at once and sometimes not at all. Setting out on this adventure I knew I would be challenged and it wouldn't be easy, but how exactly that challenge would look I wasn't sure.
Getting to the start line of the race was the challenge in itself. I set out to become an Ironman because I wanted something to force me to train. I also wanted something beyond running, and I've also always dreamed of becoming a cyclist. Read More
This was my first experience in Disneyworld and let's just say it was a lot to take in the parks and the marathon over four days, but somehow we survived. This is my overview of marathon #9 and my first experience in Disney. Read More
As it stands, the Boston Marathon will forever hold a special place in my heart. Many people told me going into the New York Marathon that they preferred New York to Boston, but I beg to differ. New York was an amazing race, don't get me wrong, but has nothing on Boston. Here's the story! Read More
This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in Reach the Beach, a 200 mile relay race that takes place over two days. It was such a different aspect of the run community, and I had a blast. Read more to learn more about the race, and see some photos! Read More
I recently announced my newest endeavor to conquer an Ironman next August 21, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. While I just told you, I’ve been working towards it for three weeks now and have been marathon training since the beginning of July. I wanted to have my plan put together with a solid date in mind before publishing it to the world because specific goals keep one accountable. Before we talk about my triathlon training, I’d like to step back to discuss my marathon training. I’m running the New York Marathon on November 1st , which will be my 8th full marathon. Read More
While this giant undertaking is a significant time and financial commitment, I feel the same thrill out of excitement and fear that I did when I began on my endurance running journey in college. I plan on blogging regularly about my training including specifics of my workouts, the equipment and brands I’m using, and the overall experience. I hope you will join me in this awesome and exciting journey in accomplishing something that truly scares me. Read More
As many of you know, I was able to travel in Norway and Iceland for just over a month this January. To give you a background, I am half Norwegian and a lot of my favorite childhood memories involve aspects of my Norwegian heritage. My grandparents (Alf and Olaug) grew up in Stavanger, Norway which is the third or fourth largest city, depending on what parameters you are talking about. In Norway they speak Norwegian (Ja, jeg snakker litt norsk) and start learning English very early in school, so most Norwegians are fluent in English. They use the Norwegian Krone for money, most of their industry comes from oil, and the country is just over 5 million people. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing with you various lessons I learned while traveling. Read More
Juicing, green juice, cleansing, etc. has become a very popular trend in the fitness, health, and wellness industry. I have on occasion bought a green juice from the various juice bars in Boston, and for a whopping $8- $12 you too can enjoy a vitamin packed, healthy green juice. The goal of this blog is to tell you about my first experience making my own green juice, and then to share some thoughts about it's actual benefits. Read More
During pregnancy, you may give a lot of attention to your growing belly, sore back, and swollen ankles – but how often do you think about your pelvic floor? Your pelvic floor is a network of muscles that support the pelvic organs including the bladder, intestines and uterus (and also regulates waste removal through urine and feces). Learn about the importance of the pelvic floor and exercises to strengthen! Read More
Originally written by me for Isis Parenting in 2012, this is a great read about energy balance during pregnancy. You'll find information about nutrition and exercise and how to maintain a healthy weight gain. Eating for two is no longer the right approach. Read More
I wrote this blog as a community guest for Brooklyn Boulders. I started climbing about a year ago as a way to stay active over the winter, and not have to spend even more time in the gym. Little did I know, climbing would become one of my favorite hobbies and something I pursued outdoors. Read More
Hello from Norway! Welcome to my new and improved website :) Read More