Run Like Health Interview

This weekend I was lucky enough to get interviewed by Jake over at Run Like Health.

Jake is a really awesome guy- he is a Dad, a husband, a vegan, and an age group triathlete who will be racing Pumpkinman Half Ironman in September.  He has a really awesome podcast that I always love to listen to.

I first met him when we were both volunteering for the Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic.  We have communicated quite a lot on Twitter (@mainetriguy) and Daily Mile since then, and when he asked me if I was willing to be interviewed I jumped at the chance.

The interview is HERE.  You can also go to Run Like Health and click on Epi. 39 The Iron Girl from Caratunk in the lower right corner.


(Mostly Wordless) Weekend Update

I had a great day whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River with my friends yesterday.

Pictures from the rapids are HERE if you want to check them out (you really should, I am the one with the watermelon looking helmet in the back of the boat).  Below are a few pictures from the lower river.   It was a fabulous day!

Lower Kennebec River

Paul at Black Brook Falls

Hanging out at Black Brook

Luke and I on the Lower Kennebec

Floating the lower river

Swimming the lower with Ruth

Thursday Randomness

In the week or so since I finished Ironman Lake Placid, I have been in a bit of a happy fog.   Since I can’t seem to form a complete thought, here is some random stuff!

Random Thing #1

My coach is amazing.   First of all, she got me from a nervous wreck in November to the start line of IMLP full of confidence and ready to roll on July 24th.  Ange, thank you so so much!

But enough about me, lets talk a little more about her day at IMLP.

Because it was simply. Amazing.

Ange bringing it in to 1st place AG win at IMLP

Ange finished in 10:19:21

  • 1st in her Age Group
  • 2nd Overall Woman amateur
  • 7th overall woman (pros and amateurs combined)
  • 83rd overall (she beat 5 pro men!)
AND yes, she is KONA BOUND!  Congrats Ange!! I am so proud of you, your hard work really paid off!
Her race reports are so good, read them if you get a chance (SwimBikeRun)
Random Thing #2
And speaking of awesome, I was lucky enough to get to work the Maine Tri for a Cure  SBR Tri-Slide Pit Stop with the fabulous Jen!

Wow. I am short

It was so awesome to finally meet Jen after following her blog for so long.  Talk about positive, energetic and just plain ole FUN to be around!!  I wish we lived closer I think we are a pretty good match!   Hopefully we can get some training rides together either this fall or next spring.

She is currently training for Timberman 70.3 on August 21st (how many more days Jen?)

I know she is going to rock it!  I hope if all works out I can get there to hang out with her, Chrissie Wellington, and Chris Leito.   Until then, GO JEN!!

Random Thing #3

John and I are getting a puppy!

It is kind of a big thing for me.  I miss Bailey so much every day (I always will), and some days I think I am not ready, other times I think I am.  We decided it was time, but still I struggle with starting over and letting this new boy into my heart.

This little dude is going to be awesome in his very own way.

Adena knows all of this, and gave me the coolest pre-race present EVER.   She gave me a gift certificate for a Scout ID!!  I was so excited because I was definitely going to get one for the new guy.  Adena, thank you so so much!

AND. I have a gift code here to share with you all – it can be used for $1 off any Road ID product (this can be used up to 20 times, once per customer).

The code is: ThanksAmanda8171932 

Oh yeah.  The pup.  It is one of these (I know which one, but I am not telling. HINT – he has a nubby tail):