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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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No particular topic... and some weekend recap.. meh by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I struggled with what I should write about today as I had a lot of ideas for topics but some seemed a little too personal and others too trivial.  It is so much easier to pr ... Read on »
Shamrock Shuffle, Uphill Finish! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports When I signed up for this race I had debated whether I wanted to do the 10 miler or 10k.  I didn't even notice where it was being held.  In the end I settled on the 10k si ... Read on »
Exercising your mind, your brain needs exercise too! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Have you ever had your brain "hurt"?  I feel that way sometimes by the end of the day!  I try to do things like the silly online brain games or read more instead of always w ... Read on »
Recipe: Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I like to try new recipes I get bored easily in the kitchen.  While yes some weeks I stick to the tried and true and whatever I can whip up fastest other weeks I set aside a ... Read on »
Fitness headlines and snow days by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports What's that saying "With knowledge comes great power"? Or maybe I'm just making that one up?  But with our wonderful world of social media, internet information, we have a l ... Read on »
The persuit of Exellence.... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Had a very enlightening conversation the other day and realize just how much work there is ahead of me but as long as I'm continuously growing and learning that means I'm st ... Read on »
Cathartic by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports ca·thar·tic kəˈTHärdik/ adjective adjective: cathartic 1. providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis. ... Read on »
One MOTHER of a week! oh and happy valentine's day! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Last week was rough it seemed like there was no end in sight!!!  It was all I could do to survive and I'm still not sure I did.  I keep trying to catch up on stuff at work a ... Read on »
Baby wipes, life hacks and other randomness... by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports My thoughts have been scattered lately and I think it's because I feel like I'm always busy both at work and at home.  There's always one last thing I should do no matter wh ... Read on »
Intense vs Intenisity by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I started thinking about this for some reason when I started thinking about interval training.   I've always been a little intimidated by high intensity workouts even though ... Read on »
Licks and kisses and falls! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports What do licks, kisses, and falls have in common?  Well they are all there for a reason I suppose.... Every morning as  I leave the house for work my dog is on the couch ... Read on »
January, my favorite month! by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Yes, January is my favorite month for so many reasons.  There are the obvious ones: fresh start and a new year, renewed gusto in everything job, life, goals, etc.  The ... Read on »
Resilience by Natasha A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I once read a book about sports psychology and one thing I took from it is that I needed to work on my resilience and my coachability.  Which essentially means I can be stub ... Read on »
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 »