South Beach Triathlon: Training For Two

Time is speeding by and the South Beach Triathlon is around the corner. This race will be unlike any other for me as I will be Kerry Gruson’s able body in the half mile swim, Read More …

#ThumbsUp Tackles The Carnaval Miami 5k

I’ve told Kerry Gruson’s story hundreds of times and it doesn’t get any easier.  In our #ThumbsUp campaign we want the world to know what happened to her.  But we want you to focus on Read More …

Running As Miami Famous: The Miami Marathon & Tropical 5k

It’s Wednesday and I am still waddling like a duck; this must mean it was Miami Marathon weekend.   I know this because for the past two years my husband Joe ran the marathon and he Read More …

Kerry Gruson and I Tackle The South Beach Triathlon As One

Life is hard for Kerry Gruson.  As a quadriplegic, she needs help doing most of the things you and I take for granted: from cooking to brushing her teeth.  But it wasn’t always like that.  Read More …

When Fitness Becomes A Habit

Strange things happen: difficult things become easier; effort becomes habit.  I no longer smoke, nor drink alcohol or soda. At first, these changes seemed impossible and the withdraw symptoms, even from Diet Coke, were difficult. Read More …

IronMan Florida: The Finish And What Comes Next

This post talks about the end of IronMan Florida and  what lies ahead.  It is sponsored by Got Chocolate Milk but fortunately what I write is entirely my opinion and even if I were not Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Training Week 22 – An Attitude of Gratitude

Have I really been training for IronMan Florida for 22 weeks?  Is the race less than a week away? It’s crazy but true.  I am no longer in denial about the race being so close, Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Week 20 – Run Forrest Run

Twenty seems like such a milestone number … twenty weeks of IronMan Florida training; but in reality week twenty was a blur.  It’s Sunday and I’m still not sure how I got here.  All I Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Training Week 18 – Taper Tantrum

Training for an IronMan is a long haul where  you push your body past the point you thought you could.  That is a lot of stress so every once in a while, well every once Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Training Week 17 – Things That Make You Go BONK!

It had to happen at some point; I bonked on Saturday’s long bike ride.  At least, I think I did.  I felt queasy, somewhat disoriented and exasperated.  Andreas, from Ultrabikex Studio, tells me often: the Read More …

Introducing Fitness Together Miami – And There’s Something In It For YOU!

If you follow my journey to IronMan Florida you know I am incapable of doing strength training; at least not on my own.  I swim, bike and run like a crazy lady but getting to Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Training Week 16 – Inspired

This week I was on track with my IronMan Florida training. This was due in part because I was swept away with my Wolfpack teammates who were heading to the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Read More …