Family

8 is GREAT

Catching up on a big birthday!  Brianna celebrated with a Halloween party this year!    We did the traditional donuts on the string…and the kids thought that was a blast!  Bacon loved the end result in the yard for many days as well.    Bri continues to LOVE soccer….and tolerate Read more

By Stacey, ago
Training

Off season

My break from training was short this year and we are back into training mode.  This is the first year I have done a really regimented off season.  In years past, I would take a break for a couple of months and swim, bike, run on my own as I Read more

By Stacey, ago
Training

things I am loving…

October came and went….it seems like between soccer, karate, and swimming it seems like a never ending taxi service from 4-8pm….but we have also had some big changes! ryan is HOME! – He was able to rework his schedule so he is home Mon and Fri and only traveling three days per week and Read more

By Stacey, ago
Family

October Fun

I was excited for October…it is just a nice time here in PA!  Some fun updates.. Racing: Well there is none of that happening for me in October but we hit the race circuit to volunteer for one of our favorites local series: Here we are acting serious as the Read more

By Stacey, ago
Family

Austin!

This weekend we headed to Austin with the kids.  Ryan had a conference here and we have never been to Texas. We thought, incorrectly, of course that the kids would have Columbus day off so they would only miss two days of school.   We have heard that Austin is Read more

By Stacey, ago
Racing

Redman

Last weekend I raced my final triathlon this season at Redman in Oklahoma.  While this was undoubtedly, my most successful year in this sport, I came home from that trip totally spent.  Everything hurt, including my brain from thinking so much.  A sign of a good effort for sure. The Read more

By Stacey, ago
Family

September here and gone….

Blink….and September is almost over!  Everyone headed to school this year and we are settling into a new routine.  Jack started kindergarten and he was SUPER excited to ride the bus…which lasted all of about 2 days before 45 min was a LONG time. Soccer still occupies four nights a Read more

By Stacey, ago
Family

Raising IRONkids

The balance between training for long course events and raising a family is a tricky one.  When I first started training for the half ironman distance, my kids were 8 weeks, 2 and 4.  For the most part, this has always been part of their lives.  Now at 5, 7, Read more

By Stacey, ago
Training

Back at it

After IMLP and our annual trek across the US, we returned briefly to PA.  In 2013, I essentially ended my season after Lake Placid as I was not sure how I was going to feel.  This year, I knew I wanted to do something like shorter like a half but Read more

By Stacey, ago
Family

annual trek across the US

Post Placid…we drove to IA, which we do every summer.  The kids love it.  We stop and see lots of friends and hit different places every summer.  This time we had company along the way.  Ryan’s brother and his crew of 4 came out to spectate and cheer.  We were Read more

By Stacey, ago