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Boise native Jenny Tobin just added another trophy to her mantle – and $10,000 check to her bank account. This time, she won the world championship Spartan Race, an international racing series in which participants run, jump over 8’ walls, crawl under barbed wire fences and leap over fire, just to name a few of...
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As much as I love summer, I enjoy vacation even more. After a week of peace and relaxation at Michigan’s Crystal Lake, where Grandpa and Grandma spend their summers, I asked Luke his top ten favorite things about vacation. His response was: “Jumping in the water” (which he did at least 10 different times each...
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Idaho is a beautiful state. I have so much more to explore before I’ve come close to seeing it all. One of my problems is that whenever I have vacation time, Sun Valley draws me back. Here’s a small sample of why I think Sun Valley is a small slice of heaven on earth. In...
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This past weekend, my family travelled to lovely Missoula, Montana. While there, my husband I participated in our final Olympic length triathlon of the season – The MTCC Garden Valley Triathlon. I won’t bore you with a play-by-play of the race, but I will share a few challenges I faced. I happen to be going...
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This past weekend, I participated in my second triathlon of the season – Emmett (ID)’s Most Excellent (Olympic Length) Triathlon – along with my son and husband. After my first attempt in the Boise 70.3 earlier in the summer, I was determined to compete a little more respectfully. And though I accomplished that goal, I...
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I just completed my first half Ironman triathlon – the Boise 70.3. Though I had to overcome a few injuries, a horrible crick in the neck and even a sinus infection that came to visit the day prior to the race, I somehow managed to go the distance. And that included conquering of one of...
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As we age gracefully, we are more prone to injuries of all sorts, especially if we participate in a variety of sports and/or a number of races. This puts the impetus on us, as athletes, to engage in proper technique as a means of thwarting potential injuries. I learned the hard way in my triathlon...
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A while back, I mentioned I had signed up for the Boise 70.3 half ironman. Well, it’s now 3 short weeks away, and I’m not feeling particularly confident about the event. The four F’s are confronting me. Fractures (and other injuries). According to Bruce Wilk of Jungle Blog, triathlons are a triple threat for injuries....
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It’s no secret I am a dog lover for many reasons, including their value as running partner. In fact, if running with another human being is not your style, a hairy person is a great substitute! There are many benefits to running with dogs. Here are a few of the reasons why, brought to you...
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This June, Boise will host the third annual Half Ironman Triathlon. Last year, in the pouring rain, my friends and I went downtown to watch the finish (of course, we were pleasantly drinking cocktails beneath shelter while doing so). The finish was exciting – two of the best triathletes in the world, racing to the...
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