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Mom Needs to Run

24 Jan 2013 / in Running

WEEK 4:  BMO Vancouver Marathon Training  My husband left today on a business trip and I’ve come to realize what an integral part he plays in my exercise regime!  Tonight, I should be going on my weekday run but with him being gone, I’m worried that it won’t get done. Why?  Well, there are kids […]

BMO Vancouver Marathon, I Already Love You…

19 Jan 2013 / in Uncategorized

This week it was announced that I am among 5 other bloggers chosen to write about our journey to the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May.  Exciting stuff!  What is even more exciting is that I actively started to use Twitter.  (@AthenaTri) That’s right, I’m “tweeting” people.  Call me a total newbie, but when I got […]

My New Running Shoes

16 Jan 2013 / in Running

Last Saturday, my husband and I had the most expensive date ever…. to the running store.  As you know, we are both training for the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5th.  My husband was WAY overdue for a new pair of shoes… and of course I was feeling like I could use a new pair, […]

Back on the Run

06 Jan 2013 / in Uncategorized

Wow!  Thank goodness the holidays are OVER.  Every year we say it… and every year we let it happen again.  Inactivity plus delicious holiday foods and sweets everywhere and BAM!  There’s a good 10 pounds hanging itself on my belly and my hips.  I cannot confirm that this is only 10 pounds, shoot… it may […]

Ironman Dreams

01 Dec 2012 / in Uncategorized

So what self-respecting, super-SLOW triathlete wouldn’t want to throw her hat in the ring for a full Ironman? I feel like I’ve been on a steady journey towards the ULTIMATE triathlon.  I have done every distance of tri up to a 70.3 race.  Every time I train for a longer event… I think, wow, the […]

Team LUNA Chix

21 Nov 2012 / in Uncategorized

Today was the day of a big announcement! I was amazingly lucky and was chosen to be on the Seattle Team LUNA Chix triathlon team. I’m really looking forward to being an official part of the team going forward. Blogging for Luna was a really great experience last season… and I got to know how […]

A New Site Under Construction!

04 Nov 2012 / in Uncategorized

If you’ve stumbled across this site, please note that it is under construction.  My previous blogs are located at, and also there is my blog from this summer’s adventures at (please click on Kristine). Stay tuned for a new look and feel here and new posts soon!

Running… Remember When?

25 Jul 2012 / in Uncategorized

Remember when you needed the motivation to start? Remember when you thought you couldn’t run a mile without stopping? Remember when you thought you couldn’t make it one more step? Remember when you wanted to quit? Remember when you were nervous signing up for your first race? Remember when you had a breakthrough? Remember when […]

Swimming Technique

04 Jul 2012 / in Uncategorized

I’m always looking to get more efficient and FASTER at swimming.  Here is an interesting article about “deep catch” swimming vs. “sculling”. Click here for the article in the New York Times.

Good Stuff Happening Over at Team Luna Chix

18 Jun 2012 / in Uncategorized

If you’re wondering where this Athena Triathlete has been, I’ve been blogging weekly for Luna Bar since April.  Slide on over to the website and check out some of my posts! Here is the latest:  A Little Slice of (Cycling) Heaven