Bike · Mountain Biking · Weekend

A Birthday Party on Bikes

My 30th birthday is on Friday, and I decided that I needed to celebrate it in a huge way!  My actual birthday is going to be an incredible adventure (which I’ll reveal later in this post!) but it will be out of town and my friends really wanted to celebrate with me before I left.… Continue reading A Birthday Party on Bikes

Bike · Mountain Biking · Race Recap

My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

Back in May I competed in my very first bike race, the Alaska Bike for Women.  I had such a fun time riding the roads with the amazing women in the Anchorage bike community, and I was sad that there aren’t more races like that here in Anchorage.  As I was scrolling through Facebook at… Continue reading My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

BibRave Pro · Bike · Race Recap · Running · Swim · Triathlon

Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

I did it!  I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year – even though the weather was much crazier and I’m still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women’s only race here in Anchorage.  It’s a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

Bike · Race Recap

My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

I miss running races, and I know it might take years for me to get back to that (if I ever do) at the rate that my PT rehab is going.  But one thing I can do that doesn’t hurt my SI joint is biking, and I’ve been doing a ton of it lately! After… Continue reading My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Weekend

How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Disclaimer: I received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews! Happy belated Earth Day everyone!  I don’t think I really paid much attention to this holiday until… Continue reading How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Bike · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

This weekend was a perfect spring weekend in Alaska. The sun was up longer than it was down, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the temperatures were in the 30s. It was the perfect weekend to get outside!  On Saturday I planned on laying around and being lazy, but my friend wanted to… Continue reading Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

Bike · HIking · Swim · Training · Triathlon

GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

This week was my unofficial start of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, and like I mentioned before I’ve definitely got no official training plan that can fit my crazy life right now.  I can’t run yet, so my “running” training is coming from long hikes and from all the work I’m doing in PT until… Continue reading GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

Bike · Swim · Triathlon

Spring Racing Plans

I’ve got some exciting news today!  It’s been a long time since I’ve done a race due to my SI joint injury, and I definitely miss the feeling of signing up for a race, training for something hard, and crossing the finish line.  I’m going to be starting a slow, supervised return to running in… Continue reading Spring Racing Plans