Austin!

October 16th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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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 a GREAT place, without kids, …
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Redman

October 5th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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 most critical portion of your …
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September here and gone….

September 28th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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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 week and both Brianna and …
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Raising IRONkids

August 31st, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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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, and 9….they are an active …
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Back at it

August 20th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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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 there are not a ton …
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annual trek across the US

August 8th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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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 lucky to have them with …
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IMLP 2015

July 31st, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)
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I am building a fire, and everyday I train I add more fuel.  At just the right moment, I light the match.. unknown We arrived in Placid on Thursday.  I was able to check in quickly and then we grabbed a quick dinner in Lake Placid.  We drove out to Wilmington and jammed out family …
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GRATITUDE

July 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)
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It seems crazy that IMLP is here this weekend…the past few weeks have flown by between summer swimming and normal craziness.  I am excited to toe the line this Sunday and grateful to be healthy and ready to roll. I have always believed that it takes a village when training for IM, there is just …
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summer fun

July 14th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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I just want to freeze time….really…we have just had such a terrific summer. I was talking to a friend last night that had a baby, and she was talking about the milestones reached…rolling over, finding feet and all of that seems so far away…..like years. Each time I feel like we reach milestones in parenting …
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coming up for air

July 10th, 2015 | Posted by Stacey in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)
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  This is a pretty solid summary of the last two months of my life.  This week capped the final push before IMLP and honestly, I was a little sad to finish my last long brick.  Slowly, I am finishing the things that were on the back burner for the past two months or so and …
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