in Food & fun, International

Great Places to Eat in Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown is a scenic wonderland filled with a variety of outdoor activities to please everyone. Whether you are headed to upcoming Ironman races in New Zealand or just lucky enough to be going for a vacation, you’ll also need some great ideas for places to eat in Queenstown. We were just in New Zealand for my once-in-a-lifetime vacation and spent a few days based in…

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in International, Ironman, Ironman 70.3, The Races

South Island New Zealand Attractions Perfect for Triathletes

I recently checked off the one place in this world I’ve always wanted to visit…New Zealand. I’m not quite sure why, but I’ve had this notion that I simply had to see it AND go bungie jumping. I’ve even gone so far as to suggest my husband do a triathlon there. So, you know I was desperate to visit… If you are fortunate enough to…

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in Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds I Can’t Live Without

Last week we shared some of Dana’s fabulous finds and now we’re back with a few of Sherry’s “finds I can’t live without”… There’s nothing that makes me happier than finding a great product that either makes my life easier or works so well, the search for an alternative is over. The best part is that it  doesn’t have to be anything expensive and fancy….

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in Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete

3 Triathlon Destinations Even Your Teens Should Love

Traveling to a triathlon is not always an easy task, but when you are taking teenagers to triathlons,  there is so much you need to consider. While having kids in tow is awesome, teens really need special TLC when considering which triathlons to take them to. More than likely they would much rather stay at home with their friends then have to travel to a…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life

A Novel Idea for Choosing Triathlon Venues

While the triathlon season is over for pretty much everyone unless you’re doing Ironman Australia, choosing triathlon venues for races to do in the new season is just heating up. There are many reasons why your triathlete may pick a venue related to racing itself. For instance, they know they do better on flat bike courses so pick races to match that strength. But, how…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life

5 Tips to Ease Back Into Triathlon Training Season

It is hard to believe that triathlon training season is actually here again. We were just writing about the joys of off-season, weren’t we? But as all good things must come to an end, so must off-season. We’re not feeling too sorry for ourselves, though, as there are pros and cons to both seasons. While we do enjoy the downtime activities, time together, and especially…

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in Getting There, Travel Done Well

Luxury On The Rails With The Royal Scotsman

To quote my husband, “If we have to do another whirlwind sightseeing trip and look at more cathedrals, shoot me now.”  Translation – time to find a trip that’s out of the ordinary or I’m staying home.  Challenge accepted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had this romantic notion about taking a trip on the Orient Express.  We’ve all seen it in old movies.  I…

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the pizza at ca' momi osteria in napa
in How to, On the Menu, Recipes

A Chef’s Do’s and Don’ts for Making Pizza at Home

Pizza is an almost universally loved dish and has become an increasingly common item on menus everywhere. Since we are families of triathletes, we’re all too familiar with eating pizza. But, we’re not talking post-race pizza here. We’re talking restaurant style, yummy, gooey pizza topped with all our favorite ingredients. It’s just always been a bit difficult to replicate that taste when making pizza at…

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in Home, North America, Other, The Races

3 Local Triathlons to Put on Your Next Race Schedule

There is more to the triathlon world than Ironman, Rev 3, and Challenge Family. Many communities also offer local triathlons and go out of their way to make them a great event for the triathlete and fun for families. Besides, these shorter distance local races are a great way to get your feet wet in the sport and the family involved before progressing to longer…

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