Decision Time – Boise 70.3

compliments of Matt Green Photo

Decisions, decisions, decisions...disc or no disc...sleeveless or sleeved wetsuit...Vegas or no Vegas.  Ironman Boise 70.3 was full of opportunities to test me and my ability to make decisions and live with them.  Being a Boise State Alum, I was looking forward to racing Boise.  Not only am I an … [Read more...]

Do you have regrets?

cslewis

Do you have regrets? What do you do with them? Do you dwell on them or do you learn from them and move on? I am a firm believer that you are not living life to the fullest if you do not experience some form of regret at some point.  I think having regrets from choices made helps you to focus on what … [Read more...]

Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip

fluffy PB dip w: apples

I am always up for trying new recipes, some work out well and others need work.  My latest was absolutely DELISH right off the bat.  First, let me explain how much I love peanut butter and almond butter.  Peanut butter is heavenly on most anything :) One of my favorite snacks is apple slices dipped … [Read more...]

The ONE and ONLY – Wildflower Long Course

WF-finish run

When a race is coined, “The One and Only”, how can you not want to experience that?  Or should I say, how can I not want to experience that race?  Wildflower Triathlon Long Course is the toughest half iron distance race in the world with over 5,000’ of climbing on the bike and near 2,000’ on the … [Read more...]

Healthy Enchiladas

May not be the prettiest picture but they sure tasted GOOD!

     ENCHILADAS?! Really???         Does anything sound good for dinner? Any requests? I do not ask this question very often because I usually have meals planned out in advance, but not on this night. To my surprise my husband asked for enchiladas. … [Read more...]

Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside

Running Oside2

Choosing my 2013 season opener to be Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside was a great decision.  This race sells out every year and always has a stacked field with great competition plus, it is a beautiful place to race.  As you may know from my Ironman Arizona race report (if you do not, click here … [Read more...]

Perk Up with Energy Producing Foods

Is your gas tank full?

You feel like you can’t win—whether you get six hours of sleep or eight, you sip down your morning caffeine fix only to find yourself struggling to keep your eyes open and your brain in operation mode before the morning ever really starts. The problem may not be in the amount of sleep you’re … [Read more...]

SheriAnne Nelson, you are an IRONMAN!

IMAZ-finish

“If you are standing on the wood deck you MUST jump in the water!” said the voice behind the megaphone.  Pink and lime green swim caps were jumping in the water and bobbing out to the starting line.  I stood there for a moment to take in all the energy; hundreds of people lined Mill bridge and the … [Read more...]

The start to my Ironman journey…

Ironman Arizona

When I envision the swim start at Ironman Arizona on November 18, 2012, I get butterflies in my stomach.  I think about that race every day and can almost taste it. When I envision crossing the finish line I get goose bumps.  I hear them announcing, “SheriAnne Nelson, you are an Ironman!” I know … [Read more...]

Racing at high altitudes

Jun 12 Mountain Man.indd

  People talk about altitude playing a major role in athletic performance and the research shows that yes, indeed it does. The question is, does it play a larger role on your psyche or your body?   Sunday July 15, 2012, I raced in Flagstaff, Arizona at Mountain Man Sprint, which … [Read more...]