Birthday RUN – 32K for 32Yrs

On August 7th I turned another year older and officially said good-bye to good ole 31. I must admit, I’m not usually one to look at years of my life as check marks or tallies, but I was excited to leave 31 in my rear view mirror and literally “run” forward toward “32”. So, that’s exactly what I did. That week …

Julie SimonBirthday RUN – 32K for 32Yrs

Ice, Ice Baby!

I can’t believe it took me months of icing with frozen corn bags to finally find these awesome cold therapy wraps. Hallelujah!  Leave it to Gram to fill me in about these icy gems. She told me they were at CVS – which I’m sure they are.  But, like every hot-blooded Gen Y gal I jumped on Amazon. Two days …

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Top 7 Moments of Jules & Paul – Runner Edition

Monday was our 7th wedding anniversary. Now, while a lot has happened over those seven years of wedded bliss, the part I want to highlight in this post is the amazing love and support from a “husband of a runner” There have been several articles written on this very topic – some of my favorites here: Date a Girl who Runs. …

Julie SimonTop 7 Moments of Jules & Paul – Runner Edition

Play hard, Train harder

This past weekend was a true test in keeping my dedication and discipline focused on my training.  With the Simon Olympic Games held Saturday, July 26th at our home the odds were against me for sure!  Of course, every triathlete loves competition and playing for the WIN (duh?!)  But, pair that with 100 degrees + darts + water balloon toss + …

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Sunday was “Off-the-Chain” #top10moments

Top 10 Moments from Sunday’s brick…. Jeff mimicking an aero hydration system with his cheap-o bottle wedged between his aero bars. #ghetto Hamlin blowing his tire. Then it taking 3 dudes to change a tube. A Brit, A Nerd, and a Kayaker . Twice. Literally running my bike into Zach’s car. Oops! Getting dropped about 20 times. And hearing “it’s …

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Omos do Dallas

Hard to believe this was the Omos’ third annual summer trip to Dallas! The boys are growing up so fast and the time seems to be flying – which sounds so cliche but it’s the truth! My sister’s  family arrived the Wednesday after we got home from Montana.  We had two days to get ready to host the youngsters in our home …

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Hitting the TRAILS – Simon Family Vacation

If you knew me in my past life you wouldn’t guess I would be excited to trek through the woods, white water raft or kayak through the icy lakes of Glacier National Park, huh?  Well this designer-denim lover, handbag fanatic and acrylic nail Chica has changed a bit 😉   On July 1st we flew to the Pacific Northwest to start the …

Julie SimonHitting the TRAILS – Simon Family Vacation

Goodbye June, Hello July

  And then it was July?  When I look back at June I am pleased with some of the “mini goals” I have hit – my first 50 mile ride, a time trial mile swim in 25 minutes and finally achieving double digits in a single run (10, but hey- that counts!) On the other hand, I look at my …

Julie SimonGoodbye June, Hello July

Gym Goers: Meat Heads to the Creeper

After a rainy week with many of my workouts forced inside, I am reminded (and always amazed) by the varying types of people I see at the gym. I think it tends to switch up by morning-goers and evening-goers? But, I personally can’t speak to the evening scene myself.  I like to get up and go before my body fully wakes …

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Break for Buffett

“Jules, how far are you going tomorrow?  Remember to save some energy for Buffett tailgating!”  Said Paul with a giant smile.  Yes, how could I forget – it was one of Paul’s favorite days of the year (next to Simon Olympics).  He was as giddy as a schoolgirl on spring break and had been looking forward to this since … …

Julie SimonBreak for Buffett