I love the light and the smells in the fall. After several days of temperatures in the 80’s I woke up to a misty morning in the 50’s today. When we sat talking outside the coffee shop for over an hour, my friends and I began shivering. Shivering means I get to pull out my … More The Joys of Riding In? Out? -Side
In planning for IM Coeur d’Alene 70.3 I wrote a Facebook post that said, “I’ll be focusing on style. I’ll be rockin’ a bike from A-Squared Bikes and a sweet new CUORE of Switzerland kit.” I also decided to paint my nails Hot Pink Bikini to match my kit. Finally, there was a last minute decision … More Pretty in Pink
Hmm, I had this blog all worked out in my head as I was riding. Up until the point I unclipped and walked through the door of our AirBnB house, I had a clear outline in my head of what I wanted to say. That clarity has since left me, but I’m going to attempt … More Pre-Race Jitters
Hello, this is Adelaide’s sister, Lydia. I basically moved to Boulder because of Adelaide, but that was over six years ago, and is probably a story for a different time. I used to do ultra running and cycling, but last year we welcomed our lovely daughter, Charlee, into the world and schedules have been … More Beat the Heat Half Marathon
This post is dedicated to Krista. The week leading up to an event, my hypochondria tendencies become drastically intensified. I don’t touch door handles with my bare skin, if I hear someone coughing in the grocery store I’ll exit the area immediately, and I wash my hands every time after having human contact (meaning every … More Oceanside 70.3 Race Report
Adelaide here. I suffer from bipolar II. Kennett suffers from putting up with me through my mental ups and downs. One reason Be the Beast Coaching exists is to help people build their strength, resilience, and emotional health. I’m not going to fully explain bipolar disorder in this blog because it is too complex for … More Training Through Bipolar II
As they say, it pays to dope. Not many clean athletes are millionaires. If you go on to Ironman’s Anti-Doping Page, it briefly discusses how doping affects the longevity of the sport. Then it quickly cuts to an advertisement for Timex Ironman watches. There isn’t even a link to, or mention of, USADA or WADA. Since Ironman … More Where Does the Prize Money Go When 1st Place Gets Caught for Doping in an Ironman Event?