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We are the Cotters, a husband/Sherpa wife team working towards our dream. James (the kiwi Cotter ) is a Kiwi (New Zealander) racing triathlon professionally. Then there’s me, Lindsay (the wife). I am a nutrition manager/fitness consultant and a “sherpa” wife trying to keep the hubs well fed and nourished with good gluten free meals! We currently live in Austin but our story began in on the island, the BIG ISLAND. For over a year we lived in Kona where I used to work as a race director and James trained hard/worked hard. We met before in Austin, dated in Kona, got hitched in Kona, then moved back to Austin to pursue life together etc, etc.

We’re passionate about sharing and living a full, wholesome, and healthy life. It’s a crazy ride and we’re ready to share it all!

Wedding in Kona January 2008


That’s our story, in a nut shell. I’ll keep you posted on any new adventures that may come our way!

sherpa kiss


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Alicia F. September 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Just recently came across you blog and I love it! I’m originally from the Austin area, so it was pretty neat to see a tag labeled “Austin”! :-D Can’t wait to continue reading your wonderful posts!


LCCotter September 12, 2011 at 11:52 pm

oh I am so glad to “meet” you. Looking forward to catchin up with you Alicia.


Emmy (Wine and Butter) September 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Hey LC!! Thanks so much for checkin out my lil blog :). Yours is great!! Thats so exciting that you are nutrition manager! Where do you work and do you combine that with fitness consultancy? xox


LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Hi friend! yes, i do combine it with fitness consulting/triaining at times. I work with a lot of athletes on my own as well as with some young athletes through a competitive sports center. Its great fun and keeps me on my toes, thats for sure.


Caroline @ Out of Liney October 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Gah! I hadn’t seen your wedding photos before- sooooo beautiful! No plans yet, but I hope mine is like that!


LCCotter October 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

oh well keep me posted! i want to know when you do have plans! :)


Wild Runner October 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Great to find your blog, love the gluten free stuff, my wife is a coeliac and I prefer to eat gluten free. Looking forward to looking at more of your blog and the great pics, very inspiring!!


LCCotter October 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

thanks steve! lots of GF recipes to share with your wife. Hope you get to enjoy them. THanks for connecting. Cheers!


Heather @ Better With Veggies January 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love the photos! Your wedding looks beautiful – what a beautiful bride! And that podium time of your husband’s is almost 5 hours faster than my race finish time. ;)


LCCotter January 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

haha, well he is good at what he does, thankfully.


Scott Ennis February 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Sorry. Not trying to muck up your awesome blog, but I wanted to share an interview I did for another triathlete/blogger:

Also, was wondering if you are planning to do BSLT 70.3 this year. I am. It will be my first 70.3 since that fateful day in 2010!

Hope all is well.


Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I’m so glad that you found my blog! I’m looking forward to reading yours :) Your wedding pictures are beautiful!


LCCotter March 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

yes, me too! Youre wedding is coming up soon, right?


Tara July 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hi Lindsay!!

I just wanted to send you a message that I nominated your blog as a recipient of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I wasn’t quite sure how to e-mail it, so I thought I would comment it :) I love reading about your life, your travels, your workouts, and your tasty recipes. I know that you are super busy with your blog and healthy bites, considering how much it has grown and that is awesome!!! But I still thought that you may have time for this little award as there are some things that you need to do:

Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.
Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
State 7 things about yourself.
Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.
So there it is. Keep up the great work with your blog… I love everything about it :) Thanks for being so inspiring, I hope to be as inspiring as you someday!!



LCCotter July 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

thank you tara! you are so kind. can’t wait to check out@


greengirlrunning August 1, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I just found your fantastic blog and looking forward to following along! My family and I recently took a trip to Kona where we visited friends and I did the Kona half marathon. Since you lived there I wonder if we may know some of the same people?! My husband is a long time outrigger canoe paddler and has lots of ties to that community, which is such a small one over there! Seems everyone knows everyone, especially if you’re athletic :)


LCCotter August 2, 2012 at 5:45 am

no way! i bet we do!! my father in law used to have a coffee farm there too. We know lots of people! Fun!


Darin Armstrong August 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hello Lindsay,
Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back if you indeed decide to do so… (#FYI I do RT’s for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners & #Marathoners who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned…)

All the very best to you and James for the rest of 2012 and beyond. Look forward to hearing from you…



rachel September 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Hi, wondering if you’d be able to email me? I saw a comment you left on “PB and Jenny” re anxiety, depression. I’m a mess. A 31 year old mess :)
I know you aren’t a medical professional…that’s okay, i just need words and perspectives and insights :) Thanks.


Lucie@FitSwissChick July 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

Just found your blog and love it!
Can’t wait to read more!


LCCotter July 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

so good to meet YOU Lucie!! Let’s stay connected


Brittany @ Balance and Bananas July 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I just found your blog through Lauren’s blog Girl and Pup and I love it! I can’t wait to read more! :)


Alyssa @ Road to RD August 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your wedding dress! That train is gorgeous.


LCCotter August 8, 2013 at 5:57 am

thanks Alyssa. I love it too. Wish i could wear it again. haha


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hey Lindsay! I’ve nominated your for the Sunshine Award! Check out my post on 9/3 for all the details! :-)


LCCotter September 1, 2013 at 6:07 am

will do! thanks Holly!


Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. November 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Wow, you two make a fabulous couple! Must be so fun getting to work with your hubby. Looking forward to reading your blog :)


LCCotter November 17, 2013 at 6:55 am

Thx friend! so glad we could connect!


Bri Gore September 20, 2014 at 12:11 am

Seriously one of the best fitness blogs I’ve come across in awhile! It’s so ironic, I lived on Maui for awhile, reside in Texas, and am traveling around Colorado/Wyoming right now. We have vaguely similar life paths. Looking forward to diving into your recipes!


LCCotter September 20, 2014 at 6:35 am

oh no way! so cool! you need to come to texas then so we can meet. haha


LCCotter September 20, 2014 at 6:37 am

oh i mean austin.. where in texas are you?


Nicole September 23, 2014 at 5:03 am

Hi Lindsay! I just discovered your blog and I love it. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a guest post swap? I love to interview other fitness folks or bloggers. Let me know if you are interested!


LCCotter September 23, 2014 at 6:30 am

nice to meet you nicole!! Can’t wait to check out your blog


Kate The Leanrunnerbean September 24, 2014 at 5:45 am

Hey Lindsay – love your blog and reading about all your adventures and recipes. Love the pics, too. You look gorgeous!
Regards, Katie


LCCotter September 24, 2014 at 6:19 am

thanks Kate! Nice to “meet” you.


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