Races, Gardens, Farmers Markets, and Everything Inbetween

This post may be composed of a variety of different themes–that seems to happen when you do not keep up-to-date on your posts.

Triathlon training has been going well, and I’m ecstatic that I can now swim outside without a wetsuit (wetsuits are a whole post in itself).

Lovin’ life

I finished my first individual duathlon of the season (the Trooper Duathlon I did as a part of a team), and despite the fact we got there at the very last minute and I had no time to eat breakfast, I finished in a decent time. Well, I could have really pushed myself on the runs (and create a list for why I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be). But, the course was actually much hillier than I thought–not only on the run, but the bike ride as well. I was lucky to have my #1 fan and best sports event photographer waiting and cheering me on–as well as getting sunburnt. Below are some photos from the event.

My number

My Transition area

Listening to pre-race instructions (Yes, the number is not centered)

Where swimmers swam

Making friends with others while waiting for the start

First sprint….I’m not the most photogenic athlete

Running to T1; ignore my mis-matching outfit

Bike out

Preparing to dismount


Yes, mis-matching and post race stretching….

Done, sweaty, and disturbingly off-center bib



As a post race celebratory treat, we walked to the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market. It is a small market, but has great falafels, and produce from local farms in the area.

Rhinebeck’s Farmer’s Market

Fresh lavender and local apples

Falafels, all the way from New York City….Pure deliciousness


And, just a couple days ago, a pedestrians walkway was painted in Rhinbeck town. Finally, after years of dodging cars and traffic, people can cross in safety….God willing.

People can now cross without the fear of people hitting them.

Now, to my gardening. The past heat waves and afternoons of downpour rain have really given growth to my garden. My sunflowers (with edible seeds) are almost three feet, and my sugar snap peas are growing like crazy–almost big enough to eat! The lettuce is delicious, and I can tell that the carrots and cherry tomatoes will be edible soon as well.


Fresh greens- perfect for juices and salads!

My sun flowers before the support structure went up (right after a storm)

And with fresh ingredients, I’ve been able to keep cool by cooking up some refreshing meals, such as homemade gazpacho.


There will be a post soon about my bike (oh, remember that old thing I was building?) and recent wanderings, but I leave you with a photo of K with sparks flying…for my seatpost.

Please do take caution when attempting something like this…Or atleast know what you are doing.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Auntie Pam
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 23:33:20

    Dearest Molly,
    Your Number One Fan and Sports Events Photographer takes great pictures. 🙂 Tell him I especially liked “Done, sweaty”. 🙂
    Love you,
    Auntie Pam


  2. RG
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:48:17

    Go luxembourg! Great shirt worn with pride , great finish, and looking forward to fresh gazpacho! Super day, very well done, congratulations!


  3. dick geuss
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 13:18:28

    Great job Molly… I too liked “Done, sweaty” the best!!!
    Love you,
    Uncle Dick


  4. dori roberts
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 14:08:55

    They would have had to take me home on a stretcher if I did all that–even at your age—and your garden looks better than mine—and your cooking!!!!!!!!love from Grandma PS–who is the photographer???


  5. dori roberts
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 14:15:12

    Forgot to congratulate you, Molly–was overwhelmed with the pictures–
    (really know who the photographer was!!!)–Grandma


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