3 Gluten Free Recovery Snacks for Coffee Lovers

March 26, 2014

This week and next week have some pretty crucial recovery days for the kiwi. Why? Well, race season is about here. I can’t believe it, but his first race of the season is just a week away. That means he needs to train smart and recover properly in order to stay SHARP and HEALTHY! And […]

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How to Fuel a Professional Triathlete for Race Season

February 19, 2014

I always joke with my husband that feeding him (during hard training and race season) is like feeding a family of four. And when we go do training camps or have other triathletes come stay with us, it’s like feeding a village! These guys are small but need a lot of good fuel, especially if […]

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Computrainers and 2 Indoor Cycling Workouts

February 17, 2014

Hello Marvelous Monday! The Cotter’s are happy to report a that this weekend was warm and successful with training, fueling, work, etc. The kiwi says it’s a pretty darn good feeling when you don’t have to put on these layers for a 3 hour ride. I say it’s a pretty darn good FUELING when you […]

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When You Think You’re Failing, it’s Time to REFOCUS

January 9, 2014

Well I rarely post on a Thursday, but two things prompted me to write a “THURSDAY THOUGHTS ” or rather a TRUTHS post –> These TWO Inspiring women (Carla and Christine) and this devotional. So let’s talk about Healthy Bites. Let’s talk about how I haven’t promoted them much lately and took a break most of […]

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Our Off Season Budget & Home BAKED Holiday Gifts

December 9, 2013

Welcome to the second week of December. For us, it’s the start of base training while still in “off-season.” Meaning, no races of course, but the Kiwi will start his 2014 training prep. Thank goodness there will still be dog walking on the trails. Phew! The off-season always brings extra budgeting strategies as well. You […]

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Why Every Athlete Needs to EMBRACE an Off Season.

November 15, 2013

As I sit here typing this post, but Husband is enjoying a coffee date with a friend. A rarity he gets to enjoy during the season.  Usually (during training/race season) this time of day is spent on his bike outside followed up by a PM run, etc. But since he’s enjoying his off-season, he can […]

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Race Week: living on chances.. and protein

September 18, 2013

This weekend we’re taking another chance. Actually, we’ve been given another chance. A chance to dream big. A chance to KEEP GOING. A chance to GIVE it ALL we’ve got! ….. It’s RACE WEEKEND. The kiwi Cotter has been been training SMART and HARD. We’ve made some major changes and some major sacrifices. All for […]

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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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Don’t Bump My Happy & GF Chocolate PB Nuttzo Pie

August 19, 2013

Last week was tough on the Kiwi. The 100+F heat made it hard for him to train like he wanted to and other “life” things occupied his mind. He felt as if his Pro career was “up in the air.” I guess you could say his HAPPY got bumped. As a wife and a woman, […]

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