Hydration and Race Day Tactics

July 7, 2014

Triathlon is a tricky sport. You can train perfectly and diligently, yet have a crummy race. Yes, I know this because as a Sherpa wife, I have witnessed MANY races. The good, the bad, the ugly. But after years of racing and a few trial and error “tactics,” I think it’s safe to say the kiwi […]

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Places, Faces, and Races: The Recap

August 28, 2013

Well, we’re back to the grind and back in Austin after a race weekend in Maine. Like I mentioned Monday, I am extremely grateful for this community and the true friendships I have developed. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to go support my husband this weekend, which means the world to me (and […]

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The Cotter Feeding Zone: Race Week

August 21, 2013

Well, we’re going. The kiwi is racing. I honestly didn’t know if it was going happen after last week’s bad week of training. As an athlete, he questioned his fitness. As a wife, I knew he was just stressed, it was hot (which makes it hard to perform certain KEY workouts), and he just needed […]

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More than Mediocre Monday

May 27, 2013

It’s Monday, which feels like Sunday. And I’m all confused. This weekend has not gone according to plan, but really, what does these days? So it may not be Marvelous, but it’s more than mediocre. Which is always good! I’m going to copy the MARVELOUS Lindsay’s List this weekend and copy her One word Wednesday […]

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Sherpa Scenes: Lavaman Triathlon

March 25, 2013

Such a great weekend! Being able to see my husband race, pain free and carefree, was my highlight. True JOY and PASSION! And despite having mechanical issues on the bike (had to stop and change out new wheels) he still finished strong. First out of the water and onto the bike then ran a 33 […]

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The Pro Triathlete’s Wife

July 16, 2012

This post was a long time coming, but for some reason I have been putting it off. I am not good at putting my complete thoughts into words. I always assume everyone can just read my mind, as they should, right? Just kidding. But in all honestly, it’s hard for me to really describe the […]

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Scenes from the “Sherpa” Side

April 25, 2012

First things first… this poster. Yes, it basically sums up life right now. Don’t you think? Let’s all take that pride and run with it. Ready, set, go! Okay phew, got that out of my system. Well, 48 hrs have past since our little MULTIPLE CHOICE. I haven’t talked much with the hubs, but I […]

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Multiple Choice Monday

April 23, 2012

Well crap, I did it again. Wrote a whole post and then it didn’t save. You’d think I’d learn by now. haha. Anyway, just a quick hello this Monday. We are on the road back to Austin. NOLA 70.3 was this past weekend and I hate to say it, but it was not good. The […]

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Fake it Friday

March 9, 2012

Ahh yes. Friday has come. Although it’s just another day in the Cotter house, it still feels good to say it’s Friday. I think my brain and body are finally on the Friday wavelength too. So what is the best way to overcome jet lag? I say “fake it.” Fake like you never left the […]

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It is what it is..

March 4, 2012

This morning I woke up and just so happened to have an online devotional sent to me in my email. Thankfully, we had 1/2 G of data left so I could read and pass it along to the hubs. It was hard to read, yet comforting at the same time. These words were loud and […]

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