Welcome to wet and rainy Henderson, Nevada for the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships! No blazing sun today, only blazing fast pros and the top "age group" triathletes from around the world vying for honors. While you can watch top pro athletes and live coverage on Ironman.com, I'll be focusing on the ladies over 40 years of age. They are the ones who inspire us "slowpoke … [Read more...] about Ironman 70.3 World Championships: Race Report #1
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Key West in Florida without the use of a shark cage. This was her fifth attempt in 35 years to swim the 110-mile Florida Straits. Her time was 52 hours, 54 minutes and 18 seconds. She was quoted by the New York Times as saying, "“I have three messages. One is we should never, ever give … [Read more...] about Dreams Come True: Nyad Successfully Completes Cuba-Florida Swim
It's been really hard for me to stay motivated to train for my first half marathon coming up in late September. The summer heat here in Las Vegas, Nevada just zaps me, especially when daytime temps hit 119 degrees on my patio and oh-dark-thirty temps are in the low 90s. Add those hot summer temps with all my walkin', shufflin', joggin' and we get swollen feet. As the feet … [Read more...] about Hot Summer Temperatures + Swollen Feet = Buy New Shoes
Remember all the fun you had as a kid bicycling 'round the neighborhood? Relive those carefree days by dusting off your bicycle (or borrow one!) and join the fun with a women's only bike ride. Don't want to go alone? Invite a few gal pals to join you on the adventure. Rest assured, you will have plenty of opportunity to make new friends! Here is a short list of women's … [Read more...] about 2013 Women’s Only Bicycling Events — U.S.
One of the best ways to *get* motivated to *get* off the couch and *get* moving is by signing up for a running race. Yes, you read that right -- sign up for a race! Knowing that you will be participating with hundreds or even thousands of other women -- just like you -- will give you something to look forward to. The following is a short list of running races only open to … [Read more...] about 2013 Women’s Only Road Running Races — U.S.