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When Training Isn’t Going Your Way…


I’ve had a bit of an up-and-down last week in my training. And I wanted to write about it because a lot of the time, I’m talking to people and giving advice on how to train right, but sometimes, you can be doing the …




“Natural Born Heroes”: Athletic Bookworm Review + Favorite Lessons


June’s Athletic Bookworm read was “Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance” by Christopher McDougall, and it was a good one for heading into a summer of adventure! So many people have read McDougall’s earlier book, Born To Run, and …



8 Signs You Need a Bike Fit


I admit, I just realized I fell into the bike fit trap that I warn women about when I’m doing one of my Saddle, Sore Ladies Talks! I was racing this weekend and I’ll be honest, I could definitely tell that I just wasn’t …



Our Biggest Athlete Mistakes on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


I’ve talked in the past about some of my major athletic mistakes, from nutrition disasters to serious overtraining… But this week on The Consummate Athlete Podcast, both Peter and I really dove into our major mistakes we’ve both made as athletes, and it got …



Hiking La Cloche: What Gear We Needed… And What Was a BAD CHOICE


We recently hiked the La Cloche 80-kilometer loop in Killarney Provincial Park, and it was our first foray into proper back-country camping, so our gear situation was… mixed. On one hand, we’re both obviously super sporty, so we have a ton of running and …



Letting Friends Inspire & Avoiding the Comparison Trap


I have a ton of amazing people in my life, from pro athletes at the top of their game to people who are fantastic all-around athletes crushing it at having a life and a job that isn’t racing. I’m so lucky that in the …



Swim, Bike, Run: Best Gear for Your First Triathlon


So over on Gear Junkie, they asked me to write about what gear you absolutely need for your first triathlon. And man, do I wish this was an article that I could have read 11 years ago… It was super fun thinking about exactly …