2016: 2nd & 3rd Quarter

6 Oct

I’m not sure where the last 6 months has gone but here is a recap of my 2nd & 3rd quarter.  Here are some of the highlights!

April happenings:  I celebrated my 37th trip around the sun.

Dan and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. We froze some cookies from the party.

There is always weddings!!

Palm Springs, CA

Leavenworth, WA


We went to Bend to celebrate the 4th of July:


Gelato!! Freedom ride: They do a freedom ride on the 4th and it is madness. There is bikes everywhere.  We were warned that it was crazy.  The picture doesn’t even do it justice.  River walk by the Mill District. Juniper pool. 50m outdoor pool. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. 🙂




The baked treats were done more in the spring and fall.  Dan and I decided to do a summer challenge of no sweets.  The problem is “sweets” is such a broad term.  We didn’t really make the boundaries very good.  It started off we were going to eat zero treats.  That lasted a week.  I wanted a treat after Blue Lake Tri.  We thought we will do a 1x week (on the weekend) treat.  That worked for a while.

Then it happened.  The worst possible thing imaginable.  One of our favorite ice cream shops OPENED NEXT DOOR!!  So 1x a week turned into 2-3x per weekend. We were good during the week.  Of course as you can see we stopped tracking it too!

It was more of a bet then a challenge.  If I ate less than Dan, he was going to buy me a new tattoo.  If he ate less than me, I was going to have to watch all 7 Star Wars movies.  (full disclosure: I have never seen any of them)

The challenge ended after Wisconsin.  We still haven’t declared a winner!

Fun with the threesome!


Date nights!!  This was from movie in the park. Jaws. Neither one of us had seen it.  “We are going to need a bigger boat!”


Our annual berry picking afternoon.  We were a day late so we had to settle for frozen ones.


My good friend Mandi came to town for work training for 2 weeks so we spent lots of time hanging out.  This was at the Pine Street market.


I got to meet a few blogger friends IRL.  Lee and her husband Tony came to the Pacific Northwest and started their trip in Portland.  We had dinner and of course took them to get ice cream.


I got to meet Erin at Ironman Wisconsin.  She is racing in the World Championship this weekend and a total bad ass.

I got to meet Kecia the day after Ironman Wisconsin for breakfast and war stories.


It was an awesome 2nd and 3rd quarter.  I’m ending the “summer” with a 12 day trip to the big island.  Dan and I leave for Kona tomorrow morning to spend 6 days going to the World Championship, the beach, swimming and relaxing.  The 2nd 6 days is with my girlfriends doing the inaugural Ragnar Hawaii Ultra style.  Why would we have a 12 person team when we can have a 6 person team and run double the miles!  Can’t.hardly.wait!!

What were your summer highlights?




7 Responses to “2016: 2nd & 3rd Quarter”

  1. Joann Symonette October 7, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

    hahahaha so so fun!!! Looks like you did a lot of fun things during those two QTRs!!! Time is flying that is for sure!! I can’t believe I’m only 7weeks away from IM. Bananas!!! I wanna come down to PDX after you are back from Kona!! I’ll keep you posted!! Have so much fun in Kona and for goodness sake HYDRATE well!!!! hahahahah hugs!!!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats October 12, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

      I can’t believe Coz is so soon!! It will definitely be here before we know it!! Let me know when you want to come…i’m down for a ride if its not raining too!! Maybe we can plan for Jenny to join us too!! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Kecia October 8, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    You’ve had a great 6 months! So much fun to meet you and share the “war stories” from race day! Enjoy Kona…so jeally in a good way 😉 I’m looking forward to following your posts while you are there!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats October 12, 2016 at 12:49 PM #

      Amazing to have that good a summer while training for an IM!! 😉
      Kona is awesome and totally unbelievable!! Definitely special!!

      • Kecia October 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

        I will make it there someday! 😉

  3. Lee @ Tri*Inspired*Life October 8, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    What a neat post! It is cool to pull all those fun times together! I am still so happy we got to meet up in Portland. That was indeed a highlight of our time there!

    So jelly that you are in Kona! I know you are going to have an absolute BLAST!!!!!!! I highly recommend doing the night swim with the Manta Rays. It is such an awesome experiences and the Big Island is one of the few places you can have that adventure! Enjoy it all and I already look forward to reading your post on ALL THE FUN!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats October 12, 2016 at 12:48 PM #

      Thanks Lee!! It was a fun summer…all while training for an IM!! 😉
      Kona is amazing…and the buzz is unbelievable!!

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