Julie Erdmann

I write at http://tri-ingtobeathletic.com

  I am a speech pathologist and work with kids all day!  It's fun but tiring, so I decided to challenge myself by trying to do a triathlon.  I'm not very athletic, so it's been quite an adventure!  I started my blog to highlight my ineptitudes, complete with drawings :)

Mind Bending Thoughts on my L*S**D*** Runs

Of course, by "LSD", you all know what I'm talking about.L*:S**:...more

I Can Bring a Friend to Yoga, But I'll Never be a Yogi

Ok, I have to admit, I haven't been to yoga much lately. It's a very crowded power yoga class, and what I really want is restorative yoga, or a yoga for runners (and since I already belong to 2 gyms, I don't want to pay extra for a yoga studio). Anyway, I did go to class at the Y with my friend Kelly a short time ago....more
follow my blog, www.balancedpeanut.com, for more about yoga as I go through an amazing yoga journey!more

When Good Yoga Goes Bad

When I was 21, I went to my very first yoga class with my mom.  When it comes to coordination, I am the Fric to her Frac.  The Tweedle-Dee to her Tweedle...uh, she can be Tweedle-Dee....more

April the Athlete

During my recreational racing "off-season", I've had to find ways to stay in shape without being able to swim, bike or run.  Well, my husband and I have a dog.  Her name is April.  ...more

Swimming in Triathlons: a contact sport

I did two sprint triathlons this past summer.  This is a recap of the swim leg of the first race that I did with my buddy Ann Marie. The morning of: we all got up bright and early.  After a hearty breakfast we headed downstairs to rack our bikes and warm up (staying at the site of the race is fabulous!)  Ann Marie and I suited up and headed to the water.  We targeted a pole as our distance marker. ...more

Working out With Family

When I was back in Canada last month, my sister--I call her GymSis--could not wait to take me to her gym....more

Canadian Cycle Class: it's like American class but with different-coloured bikes

When I was back in Canada last month, my sister, known to all just you guys as GymSis, could not wait to take me to her gym....more
@victorias_view Hehe, it's always a challenge trying to coordinate my limbs into cohesive ...more

"Exercising" the Danskin Demon (Part 3 of 3)

This post is the third of a 3 parter about my experience in the Danskin triathlon.  You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here....more

"Exercising" the Danskin Demon (Part 2 of 3)

This post this second of a 3 parter about my first successful triathlon.  If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. Just a scant 10 minutes and 50 seconds after entering T1 (not even exaggerating, you guys), I was ready to head out on my bike.  Patty had prepped me for the course with a variety of training rides.  The course included some mild slopes and one crazy access ramp....more

"Exercising" the Danskin Demon (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first of a 3 part post relating my experience with the Danskin triathlon.My first triathlon in 2009 was an epic failure.  So, my incredible drive supreme stubbornness had me signing up for the next year's race....more