There is so much to see and do in Christchurch, New Zealand. But this city has so much meaning to us since it's my husbands' hometown. I invite you behind the
Do You Need a Digital Detox?
I often reminisce about our time in New Zealand back in 2011-2012. You see, those were the days when all we had was a local Nokia phone with no extra features,
Flashback Friday: Kiwi Cotter
As I sit here, thinking over this past year, I almost get a little teary eyed. For me, that says something. I may be corny, but shedding tears of emotion?
All things Green and Winner
This is a semi wordless post. It’s not too important. Well, besides the announcement of the HEALTHY BITES winners!! Oh yea! In order to not make it too lame,
30 Min Thursday: The “NEW” Routine
ROUTINE ------> It’s a funny word in the Cotter House. You see, we rarely have a SET routine. It changes all the time. If something works, we stick with it,
Fake it Friday
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
Helloo!!! “I don’t think we’re in New Zealand anymore Toto.” Yep, my exact thoughts. As soon as we landed in LA, a rush of adrenaline hit. Yes, half of
Victory in the Land of Long White Cloud
Are you wondering about my title? No? Well, you should. New Zealand is “supposedly” referred to as the Land of the long white cloud. Just click the link for the
It is what it is..
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
Mother Nature cancels Ironman
In 12 hours the hubs was suppose to be racing a FULL IRONMAN, but around 4 pm today, Mother Nature had other plans in mind. After 4 months of hard work,
Taupo Tour- El Cheapo
Helllooooo! Well friends. We made it to Taupo in one piece. We are settled in and ready to RELAX before the big day. Unfortunately we are without internet or
Themed Packed Vlog
This whole trip has been about learning how to slow down life, focus on each other and ourselves, and yes of course… TAKING CHANCES! I can’t say we’ve
When we arrived in NZ nearly 3 months ago, it was all fresh, new, and there were several “first” experiences/adjustments. WOW…where did time ago? Now I feel
Sorry or Not?
oh boy. I’ve been struck. Struck by the taper mode. Yes, we are 10 days from Ironman and the hubs is in full-on taper mode, which means Sherpa is too. So I’m
Today is a day I cannot forget. I mean, I forget a lot and I mean A LOT, but not today. I remembered the important things today. Like TUESDAY TRAINER! You see,
Track & Field Day
G’day friends. Hope this post finds you enjoying a STRESS FREE SUNDAY and a bit disconnected as well. This weekend has been filled with “sherpa-ing,” so if
Finding Time for Time
G’day there. Hope your Friday is going well. It’s almost Saturday here in New Zealand and I full intend to keep that CHECKLIST going through the weekend. You
I can’t believe our time here is almost up here. We’ve got close three weeks left in New Zealand and only two and a half until Ironman NZ. Whoa!! Where did
Who Wants A Chia Mug Cake?
Oh boy oh boy. I sure hope you stayed away from Technology this weekend and just vegged. Trust me, it’s worth it and our minds need it more than anything. Yes,
G’day. Or G’day Friday for most of you. Hope you are unplugging by now and reading this only if you are bored. Just kidding. But really, this weekend take the
30 minute Thursday: 10’s and Pins
So guess what? I spent most of the day trying to figure out how to create a picture for my workout. Why? So that I could finally PIN it!! Thank you Facebook for
I fully intended to adopt this Kiwi phrase. I hear it way to often. sweet as- Urban dictionary defines it here. Second most common phrase in New Zealand
Sherpa Skills Part II: Trial Run
This morning we (I mean, the hubs) set off for a long ride… 5+hours. So what was so important about this ride? Well, it was the “trial nutrition” run. We found
G’day. Welcome to the first edition of Cotter Confessions. It will probably be the last too. And really, the only reason I am using the word confessions is