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Jennifer BB
I write, blog, run, tri-train, knit, and search far and wide for the best food and wine in Syracuse and Central New York.
Interests: cooking ,baking, organic vegetable gardening, spirituality, food and justice, running, cycling, swimming
Recent Activity
I hate to admit defeat. But the white flag has gone up and I surrender. I cannot do it all. I thought I could hold onto my one triathlon race of the season but yesterday I finally realized that as a new, first-time mom, I'm actually in quadrathlon training (the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Actually, the print wasn't even that fine--it was a normal font size. Being so jazzed about the possibility of running a half-marathon I just missed it. "Really, you're running 8 mile long runs in week two?", my friend John asked me. "Yeah", I said, "I want to do a half... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
First, I have to give it up to all the women who give birth and then manage to get back on their training program. I didn't give birth but find myself needing to work on my "baby weight" nonetheless. Lesson number one: sitting on the couch keeping another human alive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Can one really have too many granolas? I don't think so. I've blogged about my cereal habits over at Cookin' in the 'Cuse and yes, the quest for delicious mix-ins to add to my beloved Mu Mu Muesli continues. Kelly, who blogs over at My Life as aTrimommy, is hosting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
I actually began planning my 2011 race schedule just days after the Iron Girl Tri back in August. I was still feeling the endorphins from my first triathlon so let's just say...that first list was long. But now that I've signed up for my base-training program which begins in January,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
1. A latte is not a hydration beverage. Since when do I think that 2 cups of water make for being "well hydrated"? I can totally see how it happend, though. When I wake up at 5:30 in the morning to review my sermon and teaching notes for Sunday, then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Dear Bike, You are the one--my ticket to ride, my youth serum, my speed rush. I haven't even given you a name and yet I love you. All it took was 25 miles on a beautiful day to remind me of how perfect we are together. I remember nearly ten... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
I went to sleep last night craving kale and woke up this morning fiending for a brick--workout that is. I'm not sure what my body is trying to tell me--eat more veggies? Get in the pool? Maintain your fitness? So I got up before the crack and got myself to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Okay, so I've never done a race report before--though I read them all of the time. And I'm not sure how much there is to say about a race that took not much longer than it will take me to think and write about it but here goes. The Arc... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Yeah, we'll put this in the category of things I thought I'd never experience: race envy. I'm sure this isn't new for other people but I never thought I go to a race only to find myself wondering why I wasn't joining in the fun. That's how I felt about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
There are so many great triathlon blogs to read out there one needs to make sure it doesn't interfere with training. But check out DC Rainmaker who is having a give-away of the Garmin Forerunner 310XT. Ray's blog is my new go-to resource for in depth reviews on all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
Last night, while noting that I was not indulging in fudge pops at our annual ice cream social, a colleague asked me what I drink. I began to run down my fairly short list, feeling quite puritanical: water, tea, wine, coffee, fresh vegetable juice, water mixed with recovery drinks/ powders... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
I don't know how it is that I've only just now come to know this poem--First Lesson by Philip Booth. All of my Fleet Feet Tri teammates and most everyone else knows how I struggle(d) with the swim portion of triathlon. Everyone has a weakness in this sport but at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
One of the great things about triathlon is what it has done for my health. I used to think that getting older meant that recovering the health and vigor of one's youth was no longer possible. Instead I've found that I'm in better shape than I've ever been. Ever. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
After five years of blogging at Cookin' in the 'Cuse I guess I just can't help it. I need a place to muse, record, dream and contemplate the triathlon/multisport lifestyle that has become as much part of my life as eating. So here I am--trying to keep up, keep track,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Jen on the Swim Bike Run
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