When driving around Iceland you will see plenty of turf houses. They come in all shapes and sizes and are incredibly intriguing. From the moment we saw our first one I wanted to see them up close! How were they made? What is it like inside? Do they have to mow their roofs? Ha ha! We … More Turf Houses of Iceland’s South Coast
Kirkjubæjarklaustur was similar to some of the other larger villages we passed on our drive along Iceland’s South coast. The village was small, simple, and beautiful. There are only a few roads in the village, a school, church, gas station, grocery store, and great visitors center and museum. There is some great hiking in Kirkjubæjarklaustur and … More A Day in Kirkjubæjarklaustur Iceland
As triathletes we are so focused on swimming, biking, and running that we overlook the importance of transitions. In shorter distance triathlons just a few seconds can separate the top finishers. Taking that extra minute in transition can mean the difference between first and fourth place. This is a lesson I learned long ago and … More 6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Triathlon Transitions
If you followed along with my last special Instagram photo series you know that my parents are amazing world travelers! They have been spending their retirement traveling around the world on amazing trips to far away places. Their adventures are a huge inspiration for me to get out and explore the world! This time they are … More New Instagram Photo Series – Ireland & Scotland
Iceland is the land of fire and ice, and if you want to see some ice Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoons are the place to go! These lagoons are both created by outlets of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. They are right off the Ring Road and a can’t miss destination in Iceland! Huge chunks of ice break off … More Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon | Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon | Diamond Beach | Iceland
For the last weekend of July we decided to escape the heat and run to the mountains. We found a great high altitude backpacking loop inside Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. This hike was the most beautiful hike I think I have ever done in Colorado. It did not have the typical big mountain views but took … More Rich Creek to Rough & Tumble Creek Loop
Setting up a training plan for a triathlon on your own is not easy. For a beginner or competitive triathletes it can be confusing to figure out what training plan is right for your ability and goals. Heck, even professionals have coaches to help them establish a training plan! There is always the option to … More The 2x Method to Creating Your Own Triathlon Training Plan!