Triathlon

Triathlon Training: How to put on a wet suit for an open water swim

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I jumped in a lake. I want to do a triathlon, and practicing open water swimming is what triathletes do. So here’s me in my swimsuit, putting on a wet suit in front of God, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Here’s me, being brave. If I can do it, so can you. The story about how […]

On July 21, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

The Accidental Athlete without a Race: how many points for showing up?

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Here’s me, this morning, at 5:40 a.m. Outside. By a pool. That I know I’m going to have to jump into. Because this is what athletes do, apparently. They get up early and swim in the cool air, and they go running in the rain, and they ride bikes faster than they need to, even […]

On June 2, 2011, in Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

How to ride a bike: newbie tips and tricks for triathlons and bike races

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I learned to ride a bike when I as five, but I just unlearned most of it on Friday, after my first triathlon bike race lesson from Coach Robin. They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but maybe they’re not Iron Girl triathletes or bike racers? I was a little scared to […]

On May 15, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

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I finally took Connie’s fancy LightSpeed triathlon training bike out for a spin today. I was scared. She must have known, because she called me right as I was taking it out of the garage. “I was just thinking about the bike,” she said. “Me too!” I said. “Do you know how to use the […]

On May 9, 2011, in Triathlon, by juliejulie

Hanging out with Triathlon Geeks: How to get your neighbor to change out your bike pedals!

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This is Scott. He’s an IronMan. He’s also my friendly neighbor. He’s also the one who told me I should do a Triathlon, and introduced me to Robin over at Every Mom to Iron Mom. She coaches his Master’s Swim class, and he figured she could coach me to try something  I’d never even dreamed […]

On May 8, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

How to put on a wet suit: Triathlon Training Workshop

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Fifteen fabulous people showed up to our Triathlon Training Workshop at Just Breathe Movement Studio today to talk about the upcoming Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon in Portland, OR on June 26th. Coach Robin of Every Mom to Iron Mom, the vetran Triathlete of the group (she’s been doing triathlons since the 1980’s!) talked us through the gear, […]

On May 8, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Francine the Mannequin, Triathlon, by juliejulie

The FedEx Guy and My Triathlon Training Gear: does this wetsuit make me look fat?

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The FedEx man knocked on my door while I was in the bathtub. The dogs went nuts. I didn’t know who it was, but I hadn’t heard from my mom in several days, so I had a hunch it might be her, stopping by, like she does sometimes. I grabbed a towel, and went to […]

On April 28, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Humor, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Training for a Triathlon? Unleash Your Inner Iron Girl!

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IronMan, Iron Mom, Iron Girl? I should do a triathlon? Me? Are you kidding? Apparently, the nice folks at Iron Girl are not kidding. They are sponsoring me for their Athleta Sprint Triathlon in Portland, OR on June 26th. So, I’m being brave and taking the plunge! This “Sprint Tri” race course consists a half […]

On April 21, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Run, Bike, and Swim? How to train for a Sprint Triathlon

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When Sarah over at IronGirl called me to ask if I’d be interested in a sponsorship to their Portland, OR Sprint Triathlon in June, I laughed. My running coach, Robin, over at Every Mom to Iron Mom has been telling me it’s time for me to do a Sprint, but I keep whining about not […]

On April 16, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

My UPS Man Can’t Swim: No IronGirl or IronMan for him!

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I like my UPS man. He’s friendly and delivers happy stuff like the Little Big Planet 2 video game that makes 11 year old boys smile with true delight. And, my UPS man is proud of me when he sees the Chubby Mommy Running Club featured in the local paper or on the news. He […]

On February 10, 2011, in Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

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