I know, I know. We do a lot of complaining about being married to triathletes. As triwives/partners they give us plenty to bitch about. And, okay, most of it is justified. But, there are some reasons why we have to admit, it's not all that bad and in fact, can be pretty darn special. But, can you believe we came up with 22 reasons? It's true. When we actually sat down and started thinking ...
Getting away and having a non-triathlon weekend vacation is just fine in-season and trust us, everyone will survive. In fact, we think sometimes it's just what is needed for a bit of rejuvenation and is actually great for everyone, including the triathlete and the family.
The first step, though, is actually leaving home. We do not recommend a staycation for this getaway. Staying at home where the bike and running ...
I am married to an age group triathlete who, in the past, has finished in the top 20-25% of his age group; not World Championship qualifying, but triwife worthy admiration status, none-the-less…He is also an Ironman XC athlete, which HAS allowed him to qualify. In the past five years with Ironman XC, he has qualified for the Ironman World Championships twice and 70.3 World Championships, as well.
We are now officially in ...
Yes, Mont Tremblant happens to be a great race site and one of our favorite vacation spots, but it's also a great spot to add a little luxury and romance to the mix. So, come on triathletes, time to treat that trisupporter in your life to some extra TLC!
When we have 5 race nights in Mont Tremblant, we try and make it about US, not just about the race. You can take advantage of what ...
While on vacation we still love to eat well. That means I have spent hours researching where to eat during the planning phase of our trips. Over the years, we have traveled a lot with my hubby’s Ironman training and races. And as with many athletes, we have to really plan how and when to […]
I’m big on using slow cookers these days – some of you may remember them as crock pots. They save me so much time and energy and the meals are delicious. If you haven’t tried one lately, now is the time. My hubby became a vegan about a year ago, so I’ve had to […]
If you are ever called upon to pack a tri bike, here are some suggestions for making your life easier. I’ve had too much personal experience doing this, as my husband often gets stuck out of town (how convenient) and I end up transporting the bike and meeting him at the race. You do have […]
It is now 3PM on a Saturday afternoon and I sit here alone writing this blog. Carl is out on a bike ride. It’s supposed to be 4 hours, but I have to remain flexible. He is alone, which always makes me very nervous. I much prefer when he rides with a friend, just in […]
Alarm goes off…..Wait, what time is it? It’s still dark…… 4:30am!? Aahhh….silence. He’s turned it off – must have been a mistake. 10 minutes later …….REPEAT. 10 minutes after THAT- ARE YOU KIDDING ME! He rolls out of bed, heads to the bathroom and turns on the light. I roll over and cover my eyes, […]
Wow. My story. I’m not sure how to do this. It’s always been about “My Husband’s Story” in getting into Ironman…. not mine. But it is true, I guess, that it is my story too, because it has affected my life – OUR life together in profound ways. I just never thought about it being […]
Moving from LA to the east coast in 1997, my once hard-bodied man turned into a workaholic couch potato; snowstorms did not help the cause. As you can imagine, this meant putting on the pounds. It finally took seeing that “huge ass” (his words not mine) in one too many pictures to bring about change. […]
When the TriWivesClub began in 2013, we were three – Dana, Jodi, and Sherry – wives of triathletes. However, we became two when Jodi had to step back earlier this year due to her full-time job! While she is still a huge part of hearts and always will be and still contributes when she can, […]
We’re so happy you found our blog. We hope you were actually seeking the seasoned wisdom of triathlete wives, but if not, give us a read anyway. Let us first introduce ourselves – we are Dana, Jodi, and Sherry – three wives of triathletes. (Pictures of us are forthcoming). For those not as familiar with […]