by Haley on April 21, 2015

SUMMER is coming!!

And that means YOU need sunscreen! And not just any sunscreen, the kind that stays on as you swim, bike, run your way through miles and miles of open roads under sunny skies!

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 9.01.54 AMOMG – it’s actually SUNNY!!

Confession time: I used to wear bad sunscreen. And I got burnt. BAD.

lou_run_2010I also used to race in a crop top and  green & yellow capris…

But as I became older and wiser and learned the joys of online shopping, I started using Zealios Sun Barrier. Super water resistant, oil free, and 8% zinc oxide. This stuff is so good I’ll put it all over my face with no worries about my goggles leaking!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlawless sighting to the coffee boat.

And NOW through April 30th, the good people at Zealios are running a special on their sunscreen!! Use the code GETOUTSIDEAPRIL at checkout for 15% off!! All you have to do is:

(1) Go to

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(2) Add some Sun Barrier (or any of the other great products) to your cart:

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(3) Use the code GETOUTSIDEAPRIL at checkout:

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(4) And boom! The only wrinkles in your near future are SMILE wrinkles!!

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The GETOUTSIDEAPRIL code is good for 15% off ALL Zealios products through April 30th! The Betwixt chamois cream is another one of my favs (and paraben-free so it won’t ruin your shorts or wetsuit!!) and the Revival Line shampoo, conditioner, and lotion are perfect for post-swim and smell AMAZING!!

Try it out and let me know what you think!!! And most important, enjoy getting OUTSIDE!!

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I’m back in Brazil!

by Haley on April 3, 2015

Yes, you read that right! I’m back in the land of acai and Guarana! This time I’ve traded the beach for the inland city of Brasilia:


Brasilia is hosting the Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championships on Sunday and I am racing!!


Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and he whole city was built just 50+ years ago. Because of it’s planned structure and gorgeous architecture, Brasilia was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we get to swim, bike, and run past a lot of those famous monuments!

A championship race means a championship caliber international field and I am looking forward to racing some really amazing women. Brasilia is an hour ahead of Eastern time, which means the gun goes off at 5:50am Atlanta time. Fingers crossed live coverage will be available HERE, and typically MundoTri’s twitter feed has some good updates as well!

HUGE thanks to everyone who’s sent good luck messages! I appreciate it all more than I can ever say. Please keep the good thoughts coming! Obrigada! Obrigada!


Mark your calendars, Folks! I will be doing a LIVE  1 hour “Ask Me Anything” chat on the Smashfest Queen Facebook Page this WEDNESDAY at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Don’t live in the U.S.? Here’s a handy world time zone map to help you out!

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BONUS! Everyone who asks a question is automatically entered to WIN one of my custom sponsor logo Smashfest Queen tri tops!

photo(actual kit will be new and clean, possibly a different smash design, and not worn all over Brazil!)

Don’t know what to ask? Check out the Smash Facebook page RIGHT NOW and read “25 things you didn’t know about Haley” to get the brainwaves going. Trust me, my stories about working in the government documents section of the UGA Library are FASCINATING! Talk to you Wednesday!!!


Hogpen Hill Climb 2015

by Haley on January 23, 2015

This year’s Hogpen Hill Climb was definitely one to remember. Nearly 30 Dynamo athletes, running up a giant hill, many for the first time ever. I think the pictures (and SMILES) speak for themselves!


And because I’m nerdy and make Excel spreadsheets for fun, here’s a comparison of my splits for the past three years! The course seems to have gotten a bit longer, and 10 days of training in 2015 didn’t quite give me the closing speed of previous years, but I’m pretty darn proud of that mile 9 split – SUB 10! Congrats to all who ran and see you next year Hogpen!!

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Happy New Year! Giveaway Winners & Swim Pics

by Haley on January 5, 2015

It’s officially 2015! My Dynamo friends and I rang in the new year with a 15k swim as planned. The effort was made possible by a great workout, a few cheers, a lot of laughs, and very calculated nutrition plan of coffee, Osmo, Coke, Red Bull and gummy bears.

A lot of YOU swam into 2015 as well! I loved seeing your pics and I’m happy to announce the four giveaway winners: Dori Glenn, Maria Thrash, Jennifer Wentzel, and Michelle Simmons. Congrats ladies, enjoy your well-deserved prizes and Happy 2015!!

I made a quick collage featuring a few of my favorite shots. Big thanks to Ernie Janelle for the Dynamo swim pics! Snapping photos of crazy people swimming at 3:45am takes a special kind of photographer!