Adventure Gear 101

Team Knotheads is preparing for our upcoming race on June 14th. We had our first trail ride last week on single track.  I’m not entirely sure we were where we were supposed to be but we didn’t get kicked out.  We really didn’t see anyone for that matter.  We rode for about an hour and ...

I got a new ride! 1

I got a new ride!
Last night I finally got a new to me bike! The week before I had went to the bike shop and looked at the Specialized Women’s Jett.    It’s a nice ride.  They were going to get a smaller one in for me to check out but in the meantime I found out about my friend ...

I just want a new bike.

I just want a new bike.
Sigh.  I want to upgrade my bike. I have a 16 + year old mountain bike.  It’s been good to me.  I rode a lot more before I got married and had kids.  Highlight was a hiking/biking trip to Moab, Utah.  Beautiful place, great memories.  I really want to go back again.  But my bike. ...

Lincoln Half Marathon recap

Lincoln Half Marathon recap
Sunday was the Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon.  I ran the half. The only pictures I ended up having are the ones my mom took where they came and watched.  Oops. This was the first time I ran the Lincoln Half and it was pretty cool to see the town come out and support the ...

Trip to DC Area!

Trip to DC Area!
Nothing too exciting has been going on in terms of training or events.  It’s a busy time of year with kids activities and the Lincoln half is now a little over a week away.    We did take a trip to the DC area a couple of weeks ago.  We spent a couple of days in DC, ...

Quads, Tri’s, Adventure Racing and Trail runs…Whew.

The weather here is still  trying to figure out if it’s spring or winter still.    We get a nice day or two, followed by cold.  I am so ready for it to warm up! Next week is a 5 mile trail run, there will be hills!…which I need to plan another 5 miles after ...

Panama Enduro 2

Panama Enduro
Back to the small town of Panama.  Not the country.  See this post for our first adventure in Panama. After the last Adventure race and in preparation for more of them, we need to bike more.  A lot more.  So we signed up for a 15 mile bike event.  There was also a 35 mile ...

Just how cold was it? 1

Just how cold was it?
A couple of weeks ago we did another trail run.It was cold. Very cold.  -10 to -20 wind chill cold. But we had signed up for another trail run and there would be no cancelling the event.   So 2 of us still went.   I enjoy being part of the group that does these events and ...

Panama Winter Adventure Race 5

Panama Winter Adventure Race
Can you say that without singing “Panama”?    And this was not in the country of Panama.  Which would be super cool.  But it was a small town in Nebraska.  Our first real Adventure Race.  We did the Orienteering challenge in January, but this was first ‘real’ one with biking, running, and checkpoints. This is still ...

Winter Trail Runs 2

Winter Trail Runs
A couple of weeks ago, we ran the Raging Bull Trail Run. Again, signed up for 6, ran 3.  Boo, hiss. We discovered we run downhill like old ladies.  Really.  We picked our way downhill, sliding and slipping the whole way and not at all ‘running’.  The Raging Bull is a 3 mile loop in ...