Archive for August, 2011

August Training Weekends…and spectating a Pro Cycling Race!

August Training Weekends...and spectating a Pro Cycling Race!

Training Weekends, heading towards Ironman Wisconsin… One cannot accomplish these big goals without a sidekick.  Or, at least, it’s really not as meaningful to share the journey.  I am blessed to have a great number of people in my life who support me, encourage me, and see value in what I’m pursuing.  I want to [...]


Long Beach visit

Long Beach visit

Grammy and Grandpa Hutchinson.  That’s how I address letters to my dear grandparents who live in Long Beach, California.  They’ve lived in the same house, near Long Beach Sate University, since right after they got married, 60 years ago.  Their house is like my second home; I spent so much time there in my young [...]


Race Report: Boulder 70.3 August 7, 2011

Race Report:  Boulder 70.3 August 7, 2011

Hometown Race.  Well, Boulder is not literally my HOMEtown, but it’s where I’ve lived for the past seven and a half years, so these roads, trails, and lakes are very familiar to me.  I have never participated in this particular race, in all these years that I’ve been in Boulder and have trained and done [...]


Nashvegas Visit

Nashvegas Visit

The last race I did – Music City Triathlon in Nashville, TN – was not only an opportunity to race in another part of the country (a hot and humid part!), and to race an Olympic distance tri, but even more importantly it was an opportunity for me to see two of my very best [...]