July 2013


July 12, 2013

Happy Friday!!! Who’s pumped for the weekend?!?! I am! I am! Tomorrow I’m meeting my sister for a long bike ride, Sunday I’m heading to Disney World for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Festival Media Event (super excited for that), and my backyard is getting a makeover somewhere in between. What are your plans? more »

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Looking Back: My First Triathlon

July 10, 2013

I’m 10 days out from my first triathlon. I’ve been SOO excited during all of my training and have really enjoyed it. Now that race day is almost here I am starting to panic! How did you harness all of your nerves before your first tri? – Kathleen, Facebook On Monday I put a post more »

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Eating for an Ironman

July 9, 2013

I need to start this post by saying I have no idea what I’m doing here. This is my first Ironman and I have zero training in the nutrition department. I’m basically going off of gut feeling, what I’ve learned from other people’s experience, and google. Please take everything I’m about to say with a more »

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Ironman Training Week #7

July 7, 2013

Happy Sunday!! I can’t believe the weekend is almost over! It’s amazing how fast a 5-day weekend flies by. It was a nice break from the regular routine and I enjoyed every minute of it! My training schedule enjoyed the extra free time as well. Despite a crazy amount of rain, I was still able more »

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Six Months a Newlywed

July 5, 2013

Today Derek and I are celebrating our six month anniversary as husband and wife. On one hand I feel like the six months flew by in the blink of an eye; on the other hand I feel like I’ve been Mrs. Anderson-Russell for a lifetime now. Being husband and wife feels like such a natural more »

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Dodging Lightning

July 3, 2013

Welcome to summer, Florida! Rain, Rain Go Away We’re used to the afternoon thunderstorms that usually last an hour and leave, but this non-stop rain is really cramping my training mojo. Not to mention it just feels gross outside. Blah. I was packing my car for swim practice on Tuesday morning when I thought I more »

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