Tales of the Paddling Pink Toes

by Rochelle King
Thursday afternoon I sat in a massage chair after picking out a nail color for my toes. A work function dictated that I have neat, polished nails to mingle with some successful ladies of business, but on a selfish note I also wanted to go into my weekend with a little flare. The schedule of fun included a 10 mile paddle race which would finish almost simultaneously with the start of my surf final…

Lock and Load

Featuring Carrie Kimber, Ironman Finisher
On November 3rd, I cleaned the house, packed my bags and felt ready to roll. My whole family was trekking down to Florida. I had left the book Becoming an Ironman in the center of my bed for when I came home. The week preceeding our departure was an emotional ride for me…

Hooked on Triathlons

by Renee Scherck-Meyer
About two years ago, I decided that my sedentary lifestyle at age 41 was not healthy, and I started training to run a 5K. In 2007, I completed my first 5K in 48 minutes… pretty slow, but I felt I had accomplished much when I crossed that finish line…

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

by Donna DeGroat
There are a few small boxes in my house that are filled with swimming ribbons and triathlon medals. A couple of times a year I will stumble upon them and recall the days when I was fit enough to engage in those activities…

New Life

Featuring Jean Marie Clayton
A year ago I never would have believed that my life could ever be so wonderful. I moved to Anchorage, Alaska from Petaluma, California (home of Athleta!) and started a whole new life…

Survival of the Fittest

by Caroline “Noni” Craven, Adventure Traveler and Photographer
Adventure is my game. I’m not an extremist, but have been known to play: white water kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, anything and everything in the snow. Name it, I tried it. A previous life was filled with river guiding and horse training. Play hard, work hard. Until it caught up with me…

Traveling Pants on Mt. Bromo

Featuring Kathie Badgett, World Traveler

My camera can’t describe how beautiful it is to see the red line of dawn pierce the darkness in a single straight line as the earth spins forward and the sun begins to illuminate the gorgeous volcanoes of Bartok, Bromo and Semeru. I know that these are extremely dangerous things…

Going to the Dogs

Featuring Rosie, Backpacking Canine
I’m a Border Collie (widely regarded as the most intelligent dog breed, I might add) who recently went backpacking with my family. I can herd just about anything, but the Lake Michigan black flies were too much to handle…

Will Work for Camel Ride

Featuring Kathie Badgett, World Traveler

After 6 years of practicing corporate law, at 35 I realized there was more to life than what I had previously been doing. I left my job, bought some Athleta favorites and proceeded to wear them for the next 3 months (and counting) as I complete my first around-the-world trip…