Race Report: Just Du It Duathlon – Clarksville, TN

April 24, 2017

This weekend was the completion of my first race of the season, the Just Du It Duathlon at Beechaven Winery in Clarksville, TN.  The duathlon consisted of a 1.58 mile run, 15.5 mile bike, 1.58 mile run.  They had a 1-mile fun run, then a 10k, then the duathlon. The morning of the race I had my usual overnight oats breakfast, fed baby E and put him back to sleep,…


WOTD August 2-8, 2015

8/8/15 Got AT IT today on the bike.  Long ride day with nutrition practice.  GU (chocolate peanut butter) gel to start my ride, GU (salted caramel) at mile 7.  I should’ve pushed this second GU to around mile 9, then another at 20, which is about 40 minutes (as they say on the package).  Carried my aero bottle with just water and a bottle under me with Gatorade powder (orange…

August 8, 2015

Olympic Distance Training (fit for a half marathon)

I wanted to make a log of training for my half ironman, which I will be completing (hopefully) November 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. I started off this training by completing my second half marathon (13.1 miles) on April 28, 2013.  I really didn’t train as much as I should have but see here for that training. My first triathlon was a sprint distance on June 2, 2013 see here for…

August 17, 2013

5 Week Training for a Sprint Triathlon (fit for a Half Marathon)

This plan is meant to begin from half marathon running capable (13.1 mile run), not from couch.  Also, I am not a licensed athletic director, physician, or qualified for medical/athletic advice.  Most of my training plans come from plans I tweak from online, what works best for me, and what my husband suggests from his past experiences.  Please consult a licensed physician before committing to intense physical activity.  I am…

June 1, 2013

The TJHSST Pi-Miler

March 17, 2013

Saturday morning my brother and I braved the threat of terrible weather to run the 3rd Annual Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Pi-Miler!  The run was 3.14 miles (hence the name), and consisted of a loop through the nearby neighborhoods of TJ.  I needed a race in my half-marathon training to push me a little bit, and since Tristan went to TJ for high school, I knew…


Staunton, BBQ, Races, & Snow Days

March 8, 2013

Whew, the last two weeks have been yet another whirlwind in the life of the Goldsmith family!  Nathan and I have been very busy getting things together, trying to organize our living space to a state of comfort, and planning trips to take in the next few months. Learning the “Five Love Languages” February 22-24 was a Leadership Retreat with Nathan’s guys from the Old Guard.  It was held at…


Showers, Color, and Skins!

September 10, 2012

This past weekend was jam-packed. Saturday Nathan, mom, and I drove down to Charlottesville for a wedding shower at his family’s church.  We had a fabulous time, and everyone was so very generous to us!  It was a little hard, because I didn’t know very many of the guests and Nathan has been away for so long that he didn’t know them very well either, but we were so very…


DRPC Horse Trials & the Run for Justice 5k

May 9, 2012

Back to the fun of crazy weekends! Saturday I volunteered at the Difficult Run Pony Club Horse Trials at Frying Pan Park as a jump judge.  This is my last year with the pony club (I age out at the end of the year), so I’m trying to get back in with the club to start giving back what I’ve been given by them over the years!  Unfortunately there were…


13.1: You have been owned!!!

April 10, 2012

DONE friends, DONE. This past weekend was the Charlottesville Marathon/Half Marathon/8K/Kids Mile in the downtown area of Charlottesville, Virginia.  My running partner and I have been training for about 4 months for the Half Marathon, which is 13.1 miles of rolling Charlottesville terrain. Friday I was lucky enough to have work close early for Easter weekend (3pm), so we jumped in my car and made the 3 hour trek to Charlottesville.  We…


The First 10 Mile Run

Despite the rainy weather this weekend, my running mate and I decided to tough it out and run our longest run before the half in two weeks. Since the half is 13.1 miles, our goal was to do 12 this weekend, then 8-10 next weekend, and then rest until the race. Unfortunately, at about mile 7 my knee started acting up, and by mile 9 I could hardly even walk…

March 26, 2012