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Natasha A.

California
Blogging about the trials, tribulations, and elations of a vegetarian skiing triathlete while attempting to lead a fullfilling life! :-)   Always on the go looking for something new and exciting. Then when I'm out in nature hiking, skiing, cycling or taking pictures the serenity of... Full Bio
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Festivus 5k for the Rest of Us! and other feats of strength... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports The weekend was quite the success for us!  We had a wonderful Saturday morning waiting for us for our 2nd Annual Festivus 5k for the Rest of Us!  It was around 46 de ... Read on »
December Challenge(s) by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Get some hot coco and settle in as this is going to be a long one.  Or just run away now!!! :-)  It's that time of year, no not the holidays, but apparently the time o ... Read on »
Doggie Dash Weekend by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports This was the weekend of the pup!  Dear Lexi, we did not forget about you and we do still remember that you were our first baby!!  Please forgive us if we miss a walk every ... Read on »
Reasons I'm not hip... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports 1.  Running on campus, minding my own business, then all of a sudden a flurry of pink bandannas engulfed me and I was caught in the middle of some kind of chase or game.  I' ... Read on »
Pacers, Pumpkins, and Cancellations by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Yes I tried to come up with another P word but I'm just not clever enough and you'd think with all the practice I get on Lumosity and my word bubbles game I could!   I've be ... Read on »
Nantucket Half Marathon by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I was out of town from Friday to Tuesday of last week and it took me until now to recover enough to be able to sit down and write this (and download photos).  This trip exha ... Read on »
Dracula is not welcome here... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports It's a good thing that I like garlic and lots of it in all foods, except for in ice cream like my hubs reminded me garlic ice cream at the Stinking Rose was not our favori ... Read on »
Til I collapse by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I use to think building a base for endurance training really took it out of me.  I remember almost ten years ago when I was training for my very first marathon coming home f ... Read on »
Apologies are sometimes overrated and when did "I'm sorry" become part of most sentences? by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Guilt - I really have no use for it but for some reason it is a huge part of my life.  No I don't always voice or show these guilty feelings I entertain but I am sometimes s ... Read on »
Chips and Salsa Half Marathon by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Ok so I had been jumping over some hurdles to be able to train for this one especially when hubs was out of town or couldn't help watch the kiddo for some of my longer runs ... Read on »
Happy as a clam! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I've always wondered why that expression came around because there isn't much to clams other than sucking in dirt and waiting to be dug up and eaten so why the heck would ... Read on »
Back to the drawing board and 1st birthdays!! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I was so excited about getting to work out in the early a.m. and I felt so good going in to work every morning after a good workout.  Then I went to go to my first day of Ma ... Read on »
Boobs and.... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports running.  Boobs and running, what did you think I was going to say?  Ok so anyone who ended up here accidentally by Googling naughty words sorry to disappoint but you might ... Read on »
I was lost and am not yet found.. by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports It took me a while to figure out what the heck I'm doing and I'm not completely there yet but I'm also not feeling as lost as I was when I first went MIA from social media ... Read on »
Running of the Greens by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports A little late for this race report but better late than never?  This was our first road trip with the lil' man so we or I was nervous about spending that much time in a car ... Read on »
Double Digits! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I was pretty excited about this weeks workouts for a couple of reasons Mon. - 4 mile run with sprints Tues. - Taught boot camp class at lunch and commuted 10 miles home on ... Read on »
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports It has been unseasonably warm in these parts lately which means we have been taking full advantage of the outdoors.  It does worry me for the summer but I'm going to just th ... Read on »
Handicap Run and Pinterest Fail! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports This last week I put in about 17 miles of running and I did some weight lifting as well.  I'm happy with slowly building up my miles and I pushed the stroller for the Saturd ... Read on »
Cupid's Chase by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Doesn't the lil' man look amused! Another busy weekend in the books!  One of the highlights of the weekend was the Cupids Chase 5k that I did with hubs, A ... Read on »
Make it work by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Life lately has been all about balance and making it work!  Instead of spending my time lamenting the things I use to do I've been finding ways to make it work and make it h ... Read on »