What’s Up?! – November 2017

November was full of ups and downs, but I’m choosing to remember the positives, so here they are!


I finally had a successful month of training…I met my November challenge! 10 minutes of core strength every day for the entire month + an entire month of seeing green in Training Peaks! Bonus…NO eating out + NO alcohol for the month of November = Boo-yay!

Getting stronger as I #findfaster in the water!
So much #bikelove on my longest ride since #IMMT
So grateful for these amazing people in my life + morning miles! #friendsgiving

Swim: 31,400 yards (17.84 miles)
Bike: 188 miles
Run: 75.9 miles


The Hillbilly 1/2 Marathon…I ran with Tim and Robin. So much fun to run strong and with friends on a course that could definitely result in a PR some day when I’m not coming off of Ironman season!

Running the Hillbilly 1/2 Marathon with these two crazy kids was so much fun!

Listening to:

Life’s Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow is an interview with Susan Lacke about her book, which is a tribute to the friendship she had with Carlos. He was not only her mentor, but also her colleague, role model, friend, and a continuous fighter. “Even when you’re scared, you do the thing. You show up, face your fears, and you keep going.”

Dr. Grace Liu: How to Build a Warrior Gut, Common and Solvable Gut Issues in Athletes, and More is an interview full of loads of valuable information! I’m so happy to hear amazing things about Sound Probiotics from Dr. Grace Liu in this interview! I am a HUGE proponent of Sound Probiotics! As a middle school teacher + endurance athlete, I am constantly exposed to germs and my body is under varying forms of stress. Taking Sound Probiotics daily for over 2 years now has drastically decreased the illnesses I’ve had! I feel better + stronger + more energetic with Sound Probiotics in my corner! #soundathlete

Time to Start Planning Your 2018 Season with Lost in Transition is a great podcast reminding you to reflect on 2017 to better plan for 2018! It is important to have a healthy mix of outcome + process goals when planning for future seasons. When planning your season, you should consider the course terrain, travel, cost, community, time of year, etc.

Dog walks:

We are so lucky to have a golf course nearby that closes for the winter. Basil thinks it is her own personal playground!

Basil having fun on our evening dog walk!

Looking forward to:

Winter break! The countdown is on! We are inside 20 days until we get a much needed break + time with family! I will also be completing an BSC swim challenge the last week in December, which I am super excited + nervous about! If nerves weren’t involved, it wouldn’t be a challenge right?!

Excited for:

Racing with #heartandcourage + these empowering and inspirational Coeur Sports sisters again in 2018!

So humble + honored to have this AMAZING company and these empowering women by my side in 2018!

How was your month of November?! What are you excited for?!

8 thoughts on “What’s Up?! – November 2017

  1. I’m so glad you’re feeling back on track! November was an interesting month for me…it started off rotten, but ended fabulously 😀 I’m finally back on track too and have some fun goals/plans for 2018.

  2. Awesome month!!! What is the BSC swim challenge? I bet that interview with Susan Lacke was good. I want to read the book. I’ve been listening to Crushing Iron lately. They are pretty good.
    I’m looking forward to a few days off at Christmas. I’m loving just working out about an hour a day for right now!! 😉

    1. Thanks Leslie! The BSC swim challenge is a little different for everyone, but it is a 7 day challenge that pushes you way outside of your comfort zone. For me, that is swimming 30K yards in those 7 days. 😬

      Susan’s book is amazing! Very quick read! I read it in 2 days. The interview is equally amazing! Mike with Crushing Iron is awesome! I’ve followed him for years!

      Time off at the Holidays is much needed for so many! Enjoy the one hour days while they last! 😉

  3. Way to go on hitting your November goals! 10 mins of strength every day, seeing green in TP and not eating out + no alcohol is not an easy combo, so congrats! I have been doing a decent job of incorporating strength training during the offseaon. It adds some nice variety and I know it is super helpful! I wish I could figure out a way to continue it during IM training!

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