Why I Run For Charity

I do not like asking people for money and unlike some of my fellow Team in Training (TNT) team members I do not have a family member who is or has been affected by blood cancers, so why do I run for charity? And of all the charities out there, why do I keep returning […]

The Joys of Growing Your Own Food

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and especially my fabulous mom! My parents still live in Curacao, so I don’t often get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, but I am so grateful for technology like Skype which allows us to hang out even when we’re far apart. Today my mom […]

The Race That Changed Me

Today I decided to look back into the IslandGirLoves2Tri (my old blog)’s archive. I found a post about a race I did last year on Mother’s Day; the Ladies’ Choice Sprint Triathlon. If you are in Northern Virginia and are curious about triathlons, I highly recommend one of Tri It Now‘s sprint or super sprint distance […]

Benefits of Being Part of a Team

I had the best weekend! After contemplating whether to do the Monticelloman aquabike or the Fredericksburg half marathon, Pablo and I decided to skip racing and head to Peasantman as volunteers instead. We headed down to Lake Anna State Park on Saturday to join the DC Tri Club for some riding (30 miles), open-water swimming (15 minutes, […]