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Katie S.

Littleton, Colorado
I am a stay at home mom of a 2 and 4 year old. After the birth of my second blessing, I was also blessed with an extra 80 pounds! What can I say, I was craving a lot of peanut butter. Instead of accepting this new mom body, I set out on a quest to lose the weight and improve my overall... Full Bio
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Training. . .potty training that is by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I think I would rather run an ultra-marathon than potty train my two year old daughter.  I HATE potty training and quite frankly it hates me.  Getting my son to poop ... Read on »
Home Stretch by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have reached the final count down for Tri for the Cure!!!  This Sunday is race day and, I have to say, I think I am ready to totally rock it! I did my last open water s ... Read on »
Dear MOPS, I love you! by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  On March 29th, 2007 I nervously laid on an operating table as my doctor said, "It won't hurt, but it is going to feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest."  A few min ... Read on »
Freaking Out by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I woke up last week with my heart racing, I was breathing hard, and I had an overall sense of dread and panic!  Ugh!  Stress dream! My go to stress dream is usually ... Read on »
Race Like a Kid- The Urban Assault Ride by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember back in the day when you had a playdate with your best friend?  You know, back before jobs, mortgages, kids. . .responsibilities.  Remember when your biggest ... Read on »
The Vegas Report by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My first trip to Sin City was my senior year of college.  I was twenty-one and we piled a bunch of girls into my parent's minivan for the trip out (it doesn't get much ... Read on »
An underwater sort of day by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Friday was aqua day at the Schmidt house.   It started out with my second open water swim (eek!!).  I opted for a swim at Bear Creek Lake.  It is cheaper and the water is ... Read on »
1 down, 12 to go by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My second half marathon is 13 weeks away.  Even though I am training for the Tri for the Cure I need to make sure I get in one long run a week.  13 weeks, 13 long runs (luck ... Read on »
Swimming with the fishes by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today was my first open water swim of the season!  The triathlon I am doing next month is open water so practicing is a must.  Why is practicing in open water necessary? ... Read on »
Brick by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I really don't know why it is called a brick, but when you bike and then immediately run it goes by that name.  I had no idea such a thing existed until last year when I ... Read on »
Confessions from an addict by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am realizing I might have a bit of an addiction.  I think I hold back a little because of the cost, but if money wasn't an object, I know I would do it all the time.  Hi, ... Read on »
The Gift of Mediocrity by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I recently read something that changed my perspective on my below average athletic ability.   (I know this is the second post in a row inspired by another blogger.  Wh ... Read on »
Adding to Subtract by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My last post was all about getting back on track after vacation.  Whenever we start or renew our dedication to health and fitness, I think the general tendency is to s ... Read on »
There's a new Sheriff in town by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Everything is bigger in Texas. . .including me.  It was not Texas' fault really, but I did put on a few extra pounds while on vacation.  I didn't work out very much and ... Read on »
Lessons from the Lone Star State by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What is the most daunting, most challenging thing I have done?  Childbirth?  Triathlon?  Half Marathon?  Nope it was a 900+ mile road trip with a 2 and 4 year old!  It ... Read on »
The good, the bad, and the hung over by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Foothills Feat Mini Tri was this morning.  Aye, aye, aye.  I guess I will begin with the hung over part. At the wedding I am going to admit I w ... Read on »
Season Opener by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The next few days are going to be so jam packed full of events that I will not even have time to freak out about driving with the kids to Texas.  If I had time to think ... Read on »
Injury Report by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been waiting for this moment.  I knew when I bought my bike shoes that at some point it was going to happen.  Frankly, I am surprised it took this long.  But to ... Read on »
Just me and the birds by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I do not like the nightlife.  I do not like like to boogie.  I am the ever elusive, mythical morning person (I guess I do like to boogie, but I just do it early in the day!) ... Read on »
Why try a tri? by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have switched gears (literally and figuratively). No more unilateral focus on running.  It is triathlon season, hooray! My first triathlon was just last year, ... Read on »