by Erika Erickson At some point last fall, while I was heavily over-worked and feeling sorely underappreciated, I decided I wanted to take a vacation. No, I NEEDED a vacation. The problem is that I’m not very good at traveling alone. For a few days, I’m totally fine and blissfully relaxed at
It's been almost exactly three years now since I competed in my first pro race, so I thought it would be a good time to look back at what I've learned about racing as a pro. I love making lists- to do-lists at home and work, lists of trips I want to take, lists of of home improvement projects to be
By Erika Erickson The seasons get confused when it comes to weather in Berkeley. In July I was sleeping every night with a heating blanket, and now in January I didn’t even take a jacket with me to a friend’s birthday party late last night – unheard of at any time of the year here. Some days,
Hello all! it has been far too long since I have posted anything here, however, I thought I'd give a brief update. My family and I have moved to southern California. We live about 45min east of LA at the base of Mt Baldy, which is about 10,000' in elevation, at the foothills of the San
On January 13th of this year, I T-boned a tree skiing, and snapped my left femur clean in half. While I sat waiting for Ski Patrol to come rescue me, I recall thinking that I'd be lucky to walk normally this year, let alone race in Kona. After a major sugergy and six months of physical therapy I
It's been a busy few days since the Hy-Vee Triathlon this past Sunday. From traveling back to Chicago and Cincinnati after the race and then getting ready for my trip to Seattle and London, there hasn't been much free time to sit down and write a race report. Last week Amanda and I left for Chicago
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