I'm married and am the mom to 4 young kids who I wouldn't trade for anything, even a run!
I've been a triathlete for 15 years and am now venturing into ultra running. Thanks for visiting my blog, please leave me a comment! I'm on Instagram and Twitter @UltraTriMama
With a road, a natural stability shoe, low cushioned, middle, and high cushioned, tri shoes to gnarly trail running shoes and everything in between, Altra running looks to revolutionize your running and the running world. These foot and joint friendly shoes feature a foot shaped unique round toe box design, gender specific last (mold for the sole), and no difference between in sole thickness between the heel and the toe of the shoe (ZERO DROP) getting you off your heels (heel striking is bad if you hadn't heard yet). This concept of 'Zero Drop' coined by Altra will enable people to more easily land midfoot/flat footed under their body with bent knees allowing the muscles to absorb impact, not joints, and improve their form and run more naturally and healthy like we were designed to run. I run solely in Altra and know they've made a difference for my body and form and speed. These shoes are a zero drop foot shaped shoe WITH cushion, you don't have to go minimal to have a lower heel and proper form anymore. Check them out online and at your local running store, I promise they're worth you're time and money. They've been a part of our family for almost 5 years now since my husband and his cousin founded the brand in 2009
My favorite gel
I've been using Vfuel now for almost 2 years and just love it. Goes down the easiest of any brand I've tried, the flavors are good, peach cobbler divine, and has a small amount of caffine (10mg) in each to keep things stable and digesting. I've used them the entire day during both 100k's, no issues whatsoever
My every race, pre race electrolyte routine. I add it to everything I drink from Wednesday-Race day morning. I really think it helps me absorb all the water I take in better and tops off my electrolyte supply. A very important product to me
While I have a Nathan pack I like a lot, I have several Ultraspire products that I really like and want to put a plug in for this company. The Quantum is a belt everyone should look into for shorter training or supported (aid station) racing. Just ran my 3:10 marathon with it and it was perfect!
Vitamins and supplements
Great place to buy many brands of high quality vitamins and supplements with cheap and easy shipping and often extra discounts
Because I'm a wife, busy mom of 4, and addicted athlete, I rarely clean my house....I mean I don't always keep up with blogging. I'm going to backdate these when I post them so they're in correct chronological order. Here's a little list though if you're interested with keeping up. I'll delete the competed posts off this list after a week or so to keep things tidy. Thanks for reading! Saratoga Springs Tri - A win and 2nd with the men! Utah Half - last minute half ironman Alta Peruvian Downhill Dash - 5:40-6:04 pace?! Yep! Ogden Valley Tri Trail Running