And now for a bit of dirt

I am currently sitting in a hotel room in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, prepping for another half Ironman this weekend. It feels a little unreal given that last weekend, I was out on the Olympic peninsula on my fully loaded mountain bike with Komorebi.

The weekend before a race is supposed to be all about rest; certain schlepping camping gear up and down trails, and then hiking 2 miles awkwardly carrying bike bags to a campground counts as rest, right? Continue reading

New bike day

My tri-nerd metamorphosis is now complete: I bought a triathlon bike. As it turns out, there is a difference between tri bikes and TT bikes–tri bikes are not UCI legal. So I guess I won’t be doing any UCI time trials after all. Continue reading


Somehow I managed to push life away for a long time to focus on training. From January until race day in early May, I avoided going out of town, doing any major house work or having to work late.

Life came back to me in an avalanche the second I got back from Utah. Continue reading