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Mama Simmons

Tales Of An Ironman Athlete Training And Racing In Paradise.

Race morning I woke up at 1:30 feeling like I needed to throw up. I’m not a puker. Even when I was in college and had over-consumed alcohol to the point where it would have been best for my body to just purge it, I never did. My body just doesn’t really use that protection mechanism. And yet, there I was laying in bed thinking I needed to puke. Was it race nerves? I didn’t think so. I mean, I’ve been doing this for 20+ years. Yes, I still get nervous, but n...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:04 am
On Friday afternoon I got an email that said my name was on a list of local athletes suggested to start in the 'elite' wave. I wasn't planning on putting myself in that wave but somehow having someone else suggest me for it made it ok. In hindsight I'd say it was 100% a good choice! Having clear water to swim in and open roads to ride without shouti...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: May 15, 2017, 1:50 am
OMG... It's mid- May! Reports from some athletes on the mainland make it appear as if it's still winter (what? snow? are you serious?) but around here it's starting to feel like race season! Our temperature shifts are slight, but it's definitely a few degrees warmer now and the sun is coming up earlier and it just feels like spri...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: May 9, 2017, 6:41 pm

Krista’s Blog

Tri-Dogmom

A diary of my Ironman CDA training, and other little life adventures...

I planned on signing up for my first Ironman after I successfully completed my first 70.3 in 06 (one year to the day post IT band surgery). I was thinking in 2008 when I would be turning 30 at the end of the year, but some friends convinced me, why wait?!  So,I caved an signed up a year ear...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: June 13, 2017, 7:31 pm
A few weeks ago Michelle threw out the idea of ordering our famous bat caps. She had these made about 5 years ago, and they were handed out at her choosing to athletes that did something special, out of their comfort zone. This something didn't have to be a swim (and still doesn't), but I did earn mine in the po...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: April 4, 2017, 10:53 pm
It's been far too long since I've updated so in an effort to start fresh and hopefully keep updating this a bit more regularly I'll start with where I left o...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: March 11, 2017, 3:21 pm

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