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Will the Fat Lady Sing?

fat-lady.gifBy Amy Bauch (amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)

Over the last week or so, a whole bunch of our appliances have shown signs of age.

First, the handle on our microwave ripped off.  Sheared the screws that held the handle in place right in half.  We did a little investigative work and discovered the microwave was built (and installed above the stove) in 1997.   More investigation revealed that they no longer make the model OR the replacement handle.  Until we have the time to go shopping for a new one, we are left with plying open the door with a screwdriver in order to nuke our food....

Food, Books & Brine Napping...

tucson-float-tank.gifED. The MTN Guys love Erin's blog. Here is her latest post.

By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

Loving

Floating. I spent 90 minutes is the salty float tank at Awaken for Wellness in Saint Paul post Hot Dash 10 mile, and whoa… was it relaxing and restorative. I was a little tentative to even try it because I occasionally get...

Triathletes Need Snacks....

PB-banana.gifBy Laura Antonucci, RD (triathlon.competitor.com)

As a sports dietitian, everyday I answer questions about snacking: “Should I be snacking between meals?” or “How much should I eat for my pre-workout snack?” or “What time should my snack(s) be?” You’ll be happy to hear that yes, triathletes need snacks! Well-timed snacks help you fuel up before and replenish after workouts 1–2 times per day. Mid-afternoon snacks maintain your energy level and prevent you from becoming too ravenous (and thus making bad choices) at dinner. Snacks also provide you...

Marvelous Mankato...

kristin-yard.gifIn recent posts we had discussed the history and talent of Duluth's multisport scene. Today we are doing likewise with the Mankato area's tri/du scene. Here are some stats:

Three Mankato area triathletes have won Minnesota Multisport awards. They are:

- BEKAH HOLT - 2000 Junior of the Year

- NATE KORTEUM - 2001 Rookie of the Year (FYI, Nate is the spousal unit / manager of Sarah Haskins, America's premier non-drafting female triathlete.)

- GREG TAYLOR (6x) - 2012 Master of the Year, 2004 thru 2007 Divisional Dominance (FYI - Named Grand Master of the Year in 2014 after he had relocated to Yankton, SD. He earned the National GMOY award in 2015 and 2014.)

Other Mankatoans who have been nominated for MMAs:

- BEKAH HOLT - 2 x Junior of the Year nominee ...

Duluth's Dynamic Daughters....

michelle-and-bettina.gifYesterday we posted stuff about Josh Blankenheim, Nick Nygaard and Mike Ward, Duluth's top male triathletes. It's only fair that we talk about that great city's most successful female swim-bike-runners. With national star Elaine Nelson on maternity leave in 2016, here are four other talented women who make Duluth proud every time they toe the line at a triathlon:

 

MICHELLE BREILAND, 39 (photo L -with sunglasses)

2015 -

- 5th @ Brewhouse Olympic

 - 7th @ Timberman...

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