The mermaid 5

Bringing  it back to the friday 5 So heres 5 pics/memes i found calling to me this week I hope to make people feel good  I will slowly retreat when i feel like im no good for them anymore There is always something behind door number 3 You may be just about to transgress to…

Hello december my old friend ๐ŸŒผ

I love a new beginning  I love the end of the year The time when i get to reflect on what I’ve learned and how I’ve grown  I hate to be stagnant  Here is a look at this years bibs and medals. they were FREEZE YOUR FANNY 5K snake river half marathon  snake river triathlon …

A lil mermaid thoughts

I decided to bite the bullet.  i have the most giving husband.  he has worked his butt off all year long sometimes  working 90+ hours a payperiod. He received a great bonus and his gift to me?…..- ironman CDA 70.3 and the jack&jill marathon.  both bought and paid for today.  I have my traing planned out…

I realize you’ve been missing me ๐Ÿ˜“

I realize I’ve  been away from blogging for a little while. I’ve been working really hard on concentrating on whats right in front of me. my son requires  a lil extra TLC especially this time of year. he is still in the throws of grieving for my father. you see, my dad died almost two…

2017 races *wish list*

Race calander To be updated as dates come through and family commitments full up.  I want to be training for an ironman.  but there are many reasons why i won’t be going in that direction this year.  The best part about triathalons is the hours of training that go into it,  just for 1 race,…

Halloween half marathon race report

As usual trail maniacs does not disapoint  with  this trail half marathon.  this makes almost 3 half marathons in 3 weeks for this mermaid! the spartan beast was not exactly 13.. miles Here are the stats from my garmin Stayed fueled with hammer gels, hammer solids, and Hammer Fizz. 

Seattle spartan beast-race report

On Saturday this happened My last spartan race was the Montana beast in may of 2015. Thinking I had given up OCR for triathalons, I  didnt expect to be doing this race.  The BFF gave me a free code and i thought “why not” This was actually a beast PR for me.  I’ve done the…

Tid-bit tues

From my girl B. Here are mine USING ONLY ONE WORD! 1. Where is your cell phone? Hand2. Your hair? Short3. Your dad? Dead4. Your other half? Bed5. Your favorite food? Nachos6. Your dream last night? Cats7. Your favorite drink? Coffee8. Your dream/goal? Happiness 9. What room you are in? Bedroom10. Your hobby? Excersise11. Your fear? Loss12….

Race report-hayden lake half

With all the weather warnings i was pleasantly suprised we had such great running weather.  hayden lake is always a beautiful place to race. Ive completed a triathalon here and now this half. The races are ALWAYS well run and the atmosphere is AWESOMENESS!  The swag As modeled by my mermaidsson & I  We also got…

What’s for lunch?

Every weekend I’m thinking “what am I going to take for lunches this week?” I’m the kind of person that if I don’t meal prep,  it’s fast food all week long๐Ÿ˜ฆ So I found a recipe for chicken tortilla soup HERE. I didn’t follow it exactly.  I added a can of black beans, and I got…

All in a weeks work ๐Ÿ‹

Workouts didn’t exactly “stick to plan” this week and I’m okay with that. Not training for an ironman and i don’t have to as rigid with my schedule. I ran a total of 22 miles and hit crossfit 3 times. I feel good about that.  Today was a nice 10.5 mi trail run. I planned…