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January in Colorado Springs

T-shirts, a dusty bike trainer, trail races and sunshine.

semi-overcast 60 °F

Pikes Peak Winter Race Series

Cheyenne State Park 7 mile: 8th place
El Pomar 8 mile: 12th place

Lessons Learned:

First off. Ladies here can RUN! If there is one thing I have learned in Colorado it is that all races start fast. After a little while, you think that initial rush will slow down, maybe at least just a little bit. But then it doesn't. The pace is just fast, consistently fast. So fast. Colorado houses a lot of beasts.

Secondly. I need to remember that many of the gals at these races, are runners. They don't have a swim workout to complete later in the day. They did not spend hours on the bike the day before. They can focus on the RUN. They also show up to these races, tapered and with pacers. Sigh. What do fresh legs even feel like?

Just for Fun

The first three words that you see, will be things that are sure to come your way this year.
What do you see?!?!
Mine: Honesty, Win, Freedom

Boulder, CO

Spent the morning riding and having a delicious lunch with Kyle.
Then got to catch up with my lovely lady Buttons.
Thankful for Good friends. Bikes. Beet Burgers. & Bhakti Chai.


Part of my sponsorship with bPositive this year is an individual promo code. Purchases YOU make with this code will receive a 10% discount. In addition, a portion of ALL purchases will come back to help sponsor race entry fees this year.

So, please.....get something nice for yourself ; )
Enter Promo Code @ Checkout: inspiredtri

Post Workout Smoothie:
1 banana
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1.5 cups almond milk
Ice cubes
Complete a butt kicking, mentally challenging, body breaking workout. Then combine ingredients in blender for 30-45seconds. Pour in tall glass. Sit on soft, smushy couch and enjoy.

Did you know?
If the average person knew that it takes 1 mile of running to burn just 100 calories....
1 scoop of icecream = 2 miles
Cheeseburger = 7-8 miles
Piece of pepperoni pizza = 3 miles

We all deserve our treats, splurges and cheats. Hell, I owe 4 miles just for a few late night white chocolate truffles last night. Being AWARE keeps us healthy, smart and focused.

Quotes of the moment:
“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You're only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.”
― Lauren Oliver

Countdown to Clermont:
1 month; 12 days

Here's to peace, consistency and sun dried tomato chicken penne

Posted by AubreyJ 12:34 Archived in USA

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