Purr Purr Chomp
June 1

We’re working on tidying and continuing to make room for #LittleOtter so I have more tri / run clothing that needs a new home (its amazing how much stuff I have).  All of the items are  women’s size large, 10 or 12 depending on the brand. Brands include Oiselle, Coeur, and Lululemon .  If you would …
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Today is Father’s Day. For those of us with living dads or living children celebrating is fairly straight forward.  I can call my dad.  I can send him a present (or in my case I can hold onto a present until I see him in early July).  There is both a giver and recipient of love …
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Run Pregnant

As I sit here just about 30 weeks pregnant, I realize that over the past few months, I’ve been asked quite a few questions about Ryan and I’s decision to get pregnant and how easy (or not easy) it was for us to conceive.  About three years ago I started to gain weight for no …
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Back in December / January I thought it would be a really great idea to run Ragnar Cape Cod at 25 weeks pregnant.  I mean, how hard could it be?  I’d take a set of sort legs and coast through 13 ish miles easy.  Yeah, I was not bright.  After a first trimester filled with …
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Missing Owen

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Ryan Heisler in Life - (0 Comments)
The mural I did in September.

  I mentioned in my last post that the last time I had ridden the bike was at Challenge Maine last year. A lot of that has to do with my back and still trying to recover. But the other reason, I think, is that there is a part of me that isn’t ready. The …
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Kelly Whale

  It has been an interesting late fall – winter – early spring.  I have been told that there are women who love being pregnant.  I am not one of them.  While both me and the baby are healthy (hooray!), I am miserable both physically and emotionally.  During my first trimester I was cursed with …
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Dan hard at work, me pedaling along as we go.

For most triathletes, the most amount of time you’ll be spending during training and racing is on-board the bike. I say most in the above sentence because some of us have had the experience of a “run” lasting nearly as long, or longer than their bike during a race. This means that it is absolutely …
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April 2, 2016 was the tenth (yes, tenth) edition of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon held.  It was cold, rainy and miserable, probably the worst weather we’ve ever had for the event.  Despite the craptastic weather, we had a really great event.  Over the last ten years of directing this race I’ve learned a lot and …
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Edit:  All lots are taken.  I will be doing another one of these as spring gets closer so be on the look out.  We’re working on tidying and simplifying (it helps to read the life-changing magic of tidying up by marie kondo) and so its time to give away some more gently used work out …
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Still fat after SWIM BIKE FUEL.

I struggle with my weight, on a daily if not hourly basis.  This shouldn’t be a big surprise (See here, here and here for starters).  For me being fat is both mentally and physically painful, it weighs on both my sense of self perception and self esteem and on my muscles, bones and joints as …
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