5 Truths for Lifetime Fitness


The more years that go by, the more I appreciate how important fitness is for enjoying life. I like the short-term perk of “looking fit” (although that’s mostly nutrition), but the biggest benefit is the ability to experience life’s adventures. I want to have the energy and fitness to explore the world for many, many, many years to […]

Triathlon Training with Limited Time


With 3 sports, plus transitions, triathlon training is not the easiest thing to squeeze into a time-crunched schedule. But if work or life is taking over more time these days, do you have to abandon the sport? It CAN be done! Now, do I think you can typically get better results with more training time? Yes! But […]

Best Triathlon Race Checklist

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Triathlon races are known for many things. The early start, lines of people waiting to have strangers write on their body with a black marker, the friendly participants, and the long list of gear you bring to the starting line. Unlike running, this is a sport that requires a lot of stuff! With all the […]

Tips for Starting Triathlon Training {Triathlon Q+A}


Have you been thinking about signing up for your first triathlon? Then you’re going to LOVE today’s topic! Many people look at triathlon after getting comfortable (and maybe a little bored?) with their current sport. Runners looking to mix things up, swimmers who want a new challenge, or cyclists who are looking for a more […]

Shopping Improved at Dicks Sporting Goods (+ $25 Giveaway)


I am not the most patient shopper. In fact, going to a store is not something I enjoy in most situations. When I think of shopping, the picture that comes to mind is racks of clothes pushed together in a tight configuration that you can barely squeeze through. Discarded items cast aside and often mixed […]

Tips for Starting Run Training {Running Q+A}


After having so much fun with the bikini competition Q&A, I immediately started planning the next series. Even though I’ve personally taken a break from racing, my heart is still very much with running and triathlon. I could talk about these sports for hours, so it makes perfect sense to share my answers to your […]

Backpacking in Buffalo Peaks Wilderness


It’s been almost three years since we moved from Georgia to Colorado. I was most excited to move here for the snowboarding, but I’ve been branching out to more outdoor adventures every year. The first year was all about hiking, culminating in my first 14er. Last year we tackled our first hut trip, woefully unprepared […]

Announcing the 3rd #MoveHappy Challenge!


We’re almost halfway through the year – how are your fitness goals going so far? Are you slogging through the same-old workout or enjoying most of your workouts? Everyone has those days that are less than fun, but for fitness to be part of your life long-term, it should be FUN! And that’s why I’m […]

FITaspire Favorites: June


It feels like summer and the torrential rains seem to have stopped in Colorado, so I think it’s finally time for summer favorites! This weekend we have plans to head out on my first backpacking trip (Kirk has some experience in this area) and I’m as excited as a kid! I have plenty of camping […]