So, it’s been quite a while since I posted.  I’ve had about 4 different blog posts drafted, and I’m finally getting them up!   It’s been a busy, but great beginning of the year.  Let’s rewind a bit…

Happy New Year!  Despite the name, I was not in fact hungover for this race!   My NYE was pretty low-key, just spent hanging out with some friends.  Luckily, this race didn’t start until 11:30am, so I could still stay up and enjoy the NYE festivities without sacrificing any sleep!

Happy new year!  2012 was a good year for me in running and triathlon.  It was a relief to make it through the year with not one injury setback!  Being able to consistently train throughout the year brought some good racing with multiple PRs.  I got back in the pool, and even competed in a few swim meets.  Though not as fast as I once was, I’ve really started to enjoy swimming… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope yours was full of family, food, and fun!  I know mine was – it was a great day.

With the colder weather, I’ve been craving soup lately.  So I made one of my favorites, a recipe I got from my Mom (who makes the best soups!).  It’s healthy, filling, and super easy to make.  It made a perfect post-ride lunch today!

It’s been a beautiful fall weekend in Boston!  Yesterday, my Sister, my Mom, and I headed out to the Middlesex Fells for a hike. The Fells runs through Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester, and is only about 5 miles from my apartment.  It’s a great, easy getaway from the city.  There are a number of trails that go around a reservoir and Spot Pond, and they are great for running, hiking,… Read More

First, updates… Lots of stuff has been happening since I last posted in August!  I’ve been busy with a new project at work, started my fall semester class, and had some fun weekends in Newport, Maine, and of course in Boston!  In terms of training, I recovered from Timberman 70.3 and started getting ready for half marathon training.   Additionally, I began really thinking seriously about where I wanted to go with triathlons. I had… Read More

So I promised a half marathon race report, but I am hijacking this post to share my thoughts about the NYC Marathon that will be run on Sunday.  I know a lot of people are writing about this, and I wanted to share my opinion.

I orginally wrote this on the old simplykait.com, but I wanted to repost it so it could be accessed from the updated site!  I wrote this last year in the middle of a really low-point for me  in my running life, when I was dealing with injury after injury.  Although I am healthy now, I know a lot of runners who are dealing with injuries and I can totally sympathize with the… Read More

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I signed up for this race, and it finally happened this past weekend! Last September, I decided to sign up for Timberman Ironman 70.3 at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire as my goal race for 2012. At this point, I didn’t even have a bike, and I had been back in the pool for only a couple of weeks!

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