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Carolina John

California
I run to keep from smoking. I put down the cigs in 2007 and replaced my addiction with triathlon.
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Again with the Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The state fair has been going on, and thank goodness it finished last Sunday. Kelley and the kids love the fair, but I am just not fair people. Mostly because the ... Read on »
B2B Redux by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last year my full iron distance race was Beach 2 Battleship , and it was a blast. This years B2B was this past saturday, and I thought I would drive down there since I had ... Read on »
Fall Outing Time! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This was an interesting time for the Fall Outing. It is a fun day at Camp Kanata in North Raleigh with the rest of the Indian Princess tribe with Evil Genius. It was a beau ... Read on »
5 Things Friday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon 1. This true.  all true. 2. During the 50k last weekend my left knee got a sharp pain that of course cleared up during recovery. As soon as I felt it ... Read on »
New Stuff Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I made an incredible new salsa the other day, I'm calling it the One-of-everything salsa. The garden tomatoes have dried up, so I had to use the last of them plus a couple ... Read on »
New River Trail 50k Done! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Virginia ended up being state #7 on my 50 state list, and a trail ultra seemed like a good way to go here. Turns out I was right, this race was a blast! I found the New Riv ... Read on »
Will Travel for Yoga by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Good news! I have been selected as an ambassador for Yoga Travel Tree ! This is an amazing site where you can book international yoga retreats. And if you are interested in ... Read on »
Werdless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Selfie on a beautiful fall day in NC! Kelley has been sewing again. She made this super cute headband.  Notice Evil Genius' photobomb. ... Read on »
The Immediate Contradiction by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last night it was our turn to host the tribe meeting for Evil Genius's Indian Princess tribe. This year instead of doing a regular meeting most of them are being held somew ... Read on »
Camping with EG by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon What happens when you put an Evil Genius in the woods? Mayhem will surely ensue. We might burn down a state park - you never know exactly what is going to happen, but there ... Read on »
September's Gone by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Here's how it went down: The ironman was on Sept 7 and nothing else mattered. Swim: 5000 m, 2 swims (1 practice, 1 2.4 mile race) Bike: 132 miles, 2 rides ( ... Read on »
The Destructive Cycle by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The inaugural Ironman Chattanooga was on Sunday, and I had a truckload of friends doing it. It was a blast tracking everybody and watching the live webcam to see three of m ... Read on »
Why no more Ironmans? by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Now that I'm coming up on 3 weeks post- Revolution3 Cedar Point Full 140.6 , the recovery is going pretty well. I can kind of run again, but the parts that aren't ... Read on »
Recovery Wordless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My mom made the awesome Frozen costumes! I picked them up while Ella and I were at Rockmont, and as soon as we got back from camp they both threw the ... Read on »
Rockmont Rocks! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Camp Rockmont is only for Trailblazers, the 4th grade and older kids that have completed the 1st through 3rd grade years of the Indian Princess program with the YMCA. In a ... Read on »
Rev3 Cedar Point Race Day by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This is the big day.  10/7/2014 the day of my 3rd and final Iron distance triathlon. This year I chose Revolution3 triathlon and their only full distance race at Cedar Point ... Read on »
Rev3 Cedar Point - The Recovery by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This is the big day.  10/7/2014 the day of my 3rd and final Iron distance triathlon. This year I chose Revolution3 triathlon and their only full distance race at Cedar Poin ... Read on »
Cedar Point Pre-Race by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This trip was a long time coming, and the pre-race, race, and recovery times are so long I want to split it into separate posts.  I'm still barely mentally capable of formin ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon We're harvesting muscadines from the garden! Yay! College football is back! I should have been drinking a stout for the Clemson game ... Read on »
It's race week! by Carolina John Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I am so glad August is over.  It's usually much worse than it was this year with the Carolina heat and humidity. Labor Day is supposed to be the last day of summer here, wh ... Read on »