triathlon

Why Easy Sessions Make You a Better Athlete

December 12, 2014

Each month I get to a point where I just need a break. Instead of trying to push through workouts and act all invincible, I remember the 45 minute rule. The one the Kiwi often preaches to his athletes (and himself). The 45 minute rule (to me) means going easy, I mean REAL, easy for no more […]

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Why White Rice Makes a Nice Recovery Food

December 5, 2014

Questions I get asked a lot —> Is white rice Paleo? Shouldn’t I eat brown rice instead? Shouldn’t I avoid carbs at night? Isn’t white rice high on the Glycemic Index? And truth is…. IT DEPENDS. It depends on the person, their gut health, their activity levels, and the way they prepare grains. Yep, it […]

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How I Got a Bunch of Triathletes to Go Dairy Free and Gluten Free Pre Race Week!

October 31, 2014

I did it. I successfully convinced the triathletes staying with us last week to go DAIRY FREE and Gluten free pre –race week. And you wanna know the best part? They didn’t even realize it until I told them. Silk Almond Milk to the Rescue! Why the dairy free part? Well, to be honest, the […]

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What To Do When Your BIG Dreams or Goals Feel Stalled

September 26, 2014

Almost 7 years ago I married the Kiwi and became a Sherpa wife (aka pro athlete supporter, food maker and supplier, race day cheerleader, etc.). Almost 6 years ago I started creating Healthy Bites. Both are big dreams! In fact, if my husband was a pro triathlete, I probably wouldn’t have started Healthy Bites. And […]

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Letting Go of Routine and Going with the Rhythm

August 28, 2014

It’s funny, most people are heading back to school, work, etc. and craving a routine. I get that, I really do. Especially if you have kids. But for us? We’ve been plowing away at work, training, in the brutal summer heat. It’s at this point when our routine can almost slow us down from that […]

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The Second Wind of Dreaming Big

August 18, 2014

Man oh man, I thought I’d be posting a Latest and Greatest fitness exercise post today, but I’ve changed my mind. I’ll save that for later this week. You see, this past weekend, I was at it again. Traveling to a race to be support my husband. A weekend that tended to be more SHERPA […]

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What We Eat to Maximize Recovery and Fight Oxidative Stress

August 13, 2014

  Before I jump into today’s post, I’m thinking I better explain what oxidative stress is. Maybe I’ve touched on this before? Hmmm.. I don’t remember, so let’s refresh just incase. And because I’m lazy, I’m going to give your word by word definition from Dr. Weil below. Oxidative stress is the total burden placed […]

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Gluten Free Pre-Race Meal Ideas

July 25, 2014

I’ve been married to the kiwi for over 6 ½ years, which means I’ve made a lot of gluten free pre-race meals. Some have been at home, some have been in a fridgeless hotel room, and some have been at a home-stay house. Heck, I think I’ve even made pre-race meals in a camping tent! […]

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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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Race Week Triathlon Tips and Repeating our Chances

May 28, 2014

I have to be honest, writing posts on pre race tips seems so repetitive to me, to us. I feel like we have been at this same place for years, racing triathlon. How many more will we keep pursuing it? But you know what? God only knows that, though there is one way to find out…. […]

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