Dec 28, 2009

Sugoi Athletic Apparel


Hello everyone,

My mom was visiting from upstate New York for the past 10 days. My home office becomes our guest room, so I didn't have time to do a lot of writing while she was here. Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

12/16/09
Bike Diva - 2010 Hospice Ride for Life

12/21/09
Run Diva - Stuffitts Shoe Savers

12/22/09
Suite101 - Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

12/23/09
Suite101 - Baked Brie with Jam and Nuts


12/28/09
Run Diva - Run Diva is a Sugoi Brand Champion

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 15, 2009

Ride for American Diabetes Association


Hello,

Going to be a busy week. My mom flies in from upstate New York on Thursday night. She'll be staying with us for 10 days. My office doubles as our guest room, so I might not get too much writing done while she is down here.

Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

12/14/10
Suite101 - Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

12/15/10
Bike Diva - 2010 Florida Tour de Cure Bike Rides
Run Diva - Texas Instruments Pool Mate Swimming Watch

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 11, 2009

Key Largo to Key West Ultramarathon


Happy Friday!

12/11/09
Bike Diva - Eneloop Bike Best of Innovations 2010
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Run the Florida Keys in 2010

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 9, 2009

Holiday Snack Ideas


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

12/09/09
Bike Diva - Saris Cycling Group Sponsors Bike Diva
Suite101 - Appetizers and Snack Ideas

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 8, 2009

Sneak Peak Radio Shack Cycling Jersey


Hello everyone,

I was kind of sore and tired yesterday, after my race on Sunday. I did the 1/2 marathon at Marathon of the Palm Beaches. My official time was 2:29:13, 5 minutes and 37 seconds faster compared to last year, and a new 1/2 marathon PR - YEAH!

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

12/07/09
Suite101 - Cocoa Spice Drop Cookies

12/08/09
Bike Diva - Team Radio Shack Jersey
Suite101 - Aioli Appetizer Platter

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 4, 2009

Freak Bike Culture


Good Morning,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

12/04/09
Bike Diva - Bike Exhibition at Art Basel
Bike Diva - Ryan Doyle at Art Basel

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 2, 2009

Hearty Breakfast Recipe

One pot meal breakfast casserole. Photo by Lynn Smythe.

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

12/02/09
Run Diva - K-Swiss Opens First US Running Store in CA
Suite101 - Breakfast Scramble Casserole

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Dec 1, 2009

Oven Roasted Spiced Pecans

Toasted spiced pecans, photo by Lynn Smythe

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. I ate a bit too much, and didn't workout enough. Marathon of the Palm Beaches is on Sunday, so I'm doing my best to be prepared for that race. My goal is to finish the half marathon, so it is more of an event, and not a race, for me. Quite a few of my friends will be participating in the half marathon, so it should be a fun time.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

12/01/09
Bike Diva - Pedal Powered Christmas Tree
Suite101 - Toasted Spiced Pecans
Suite101 - Honey Glazed Onion Casserole

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 25, 2009

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!

I probably won't be online at all tomorrow, so I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/25/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 5k - 10k - 1/2 Marathon Trail Run at Oleta River State Park

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 24, 2009

Olive Tapenade


Hello,

Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

11/24/09
Bike Diva - Review of Grease Monkey Wipes
Suite101 - Olive Tapenade Recipe
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - North Creek Explorer 5k Run/Walk

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 23, 2009

Busy Racing Weekend


Good morning everyone,

I raced both days this weekend. I did a 5k road running race, at the 23rd annual Delray Beach turkey trot. And on Sunday, I raced in a 15k time trial on my triathlon bike. The time trial was awesome; I shaved 2 minutes off my PR, won 3rd place in my age group, and won a whopping $10 in prize money, which I used towards breakfast after the race with my racing team. Pretty good weekend.

You can read the details on the time trial race, and see 3 photos of me at the race, by clicking on the Bike Diva blog post link below.

Charity Bike Ride
I just signed up to do the 2010, south Florida MS150. This is a 2-day, 150 mile road bike ride that benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please visit my fundraising page, to make a donation to this terrific cause: Lynn Smythe's MS150 Page.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/23/09
Bike Diva - Bike Diva is Riding 2010 MS150
Bike Diva - Bike Diva's Last Time Trial for 2009
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - November 2009 - 5k - 10k - 15k Trail Run at Oleta River State Park

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 18, 2009

Pearl Izumi


Hello,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/18/09
Bike Diva - Pearl Izumi Cycling & Running Clothing

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 17, 2009

ISM Adamo Saddle Review on USA Triathlon

ISM Adamo Racing Saddle. Photo by Lynn Smythe.

Hello,

Sweet - USA Triathlon put my review of the ISM Adamo racing saddle on the Gear Up section of their weekly newsletter. Here's the link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/pages/7849

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/17/09
Bike Diva - Last WPB Race Series Time Trial for 2009
Suite101 - Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 3rd Annual Tyler Scott Goldberg Sunset 5K Run
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Yankz Quick Lacing System; Never Tie Laces Again

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 13, 2009

Run 4 Miles; Get a Publix Apple Pie


Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/13/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 9th Annual Run for the Pies
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 29th Annual City of Tamarac Turkey Trot Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 12, 2009

Fit Planet


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my most recent online articles.

11/12/09
Bike Diva - Easton Sports Bicycle Recall
Bike Diva - ISM Triathlon Specific Racing Saddle
Run Diva - Athletes for a Fit Planet
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 2009 Delray Beach Turkey Trot Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day


Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/11/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 1st Annual 5k Power Walk/Run for DR Congo

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 9, 2009

Miami Man


Hello everyone,

I am a bit sore and tired today. Yesterday I competed in my very first half Ironman distance duathlon. That was a 1 mile run - 56 mile bike - 13.1 mile run in very WINDY conditions. I won 3rd place Female Masters, out of all the girls over 40 years old I was third fastest - pretty cool!

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/05/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Blue Cross Blue Shield 5k/10 Holiday Run

11/09/09
Life123 - Russian Teacake Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 4, 2009

Valerie Bertinelli's Losing It Workout DVD


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/03/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Ft. Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon

11/04/09
Run Diva - Valerie Bertinelli's Fitness DVD
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Blue Cross Blue Shield Turkey Trot 5k/10k

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Nov 2, 2009

Run in Your Pajamas


Good morning everyone,

I'm a little bit stiff today, I ran the PAL 1/2 marathon yesterday morning. That was a 13.1 mile run, that benefited the local Police Athletic League.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

11/02/09
Cuisine Diva - Interesting Breakfast Foods
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Miami Beach Pajama Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 28, 2009

RRCA Annual Convention


Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

10/28/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 2010 Running Fun in the Sun

10/29/09
Run Diva - 2009 Race the Troops Duathlon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 27, 2009

Cage Rocket Storage System

ABOVE: Cage Rocket. Photo by Lynn Smythe.

Hello Everyone,

I've been out of town for a couple of days, visiting my husband's family in Surf City - Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

10/26/09
Bike Diva - Cage Rocket; Not Your Mother's Bike Bag
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Naples Daily News Half Marathon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 15, 2009

Freelance Opportunity on Life123.com


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles. I was just accepted to write for Life123, the duathlon article is the very first article I've written for them.

10/15/09
Life123 - Duathlons; Multisport Event for Non Swimmers
Writing Diva - Write for Life123.com

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 13, 2009

International Mountain Bike Magazine


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

10/13/09
Bike Diva - Online Mountain Bike Magazine
Run Diva - 5th Annual Voice of Love 5k
Suite101 - The Complete Book of Cyclocross by Scott Mares
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 2nd Annual Spanish River Church 5k River Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 12, 2009

Ford Ironman World Championships


Happy Monday Everyone!

My husband had surgery for bladder cancer last Monday. He went back to work today. He's going to see how he feels, if he's up to working a full day, or he may come home early. Glad he has an understanding boss, who is also a good friend of ours.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

10/12/09
Bike Diva - Cage Rocket Bike Storage Container
Bike Diva - Amscot Financial Distributes Free Bicycle Helmets
Run Diva - Chrissie Wellington Wins Ironman Championships
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Boca PAL Half Marathon and 5k

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 9, 2009

Delicious Brownie Recipe

Chocolate oatmeal brownie, photo by Lynn Smythe

Happy Friday everyone!

Here are the links to my latest articles.

10/09/09
Bike Diva - Bike Diva's Getting a Triathlon Bike
Suite101 - Chocolate Oatmeal Brownie Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 8, 2009

Elite Sport Seat Cover for Vehicles

Elite Seat Shield, photo by Lynn Smythe

Hello,

Update on my husband:

I posted this up to my Facebook page yesterday.

Ok, just got back from the urologist. The nurse we talked to this morning, who is very nice, was apparently smoking crack. Dr. did have biopsy results when we went back at 3.

Stage 1 cancer, high grade, more aggresive form, but still only Stage 1. Doctor thinks he cut it all out, stent remains in place from one kidney into bladder.

Once Rob heals from surgery, he will go in for immunatherapy once a week for 6 weeks starting on my birthday November 19. 2 weeks after last treatment, they go back in with a camera to look at inside of bladder, and hopefully remove stent.

No running or mountain biking or cyclocrossing until after stent is removed. That means Rob won't be able to go to Alafia fat tire festival, or be on the relay team for Marathon of the Palm Beaches. And he definitely won't be racing in the Tradewinds duathlon on October 18.

Then he goes for follow up visits every 3 months for a year or two. Then 6 months for another year or two. Then yearly for the rest of his life.

Uh yeah, no criterium bike riding either. He's gonna try and sneak out of the house and ride around the neighborhood on the beach cruiser. I guess the nurses/doctor thought he was an inactive old fart (he'll be 53 on the 21st). When I asked about light bike riding doc said okay. But when we were talking about duathlons and marathons and mtn biking - the nurses were all NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I think he is rather happy about the no running part, but the no biking is gonna kill him.

So, despite the biopsy confirming it is bladder cancer, still pretty good news.


Here's the links to my latest articles.

10/08/09
Bike Diva - Seat Shield; Waterproof Seat Covers

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 7, 2009

Enjoy a Cold Beer with Lance Armstrong


Good morning everyone,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

10/07/09
Bike Diva - Lance Armstrong Spokesperson for Michelob

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 6, 2009

Recipe for Eggplant Casserole

Moussaka, photo by Lynn Smythe

Hello everyone,

My husband is doing much better today, after yesterday's surgery. He's not in as much pain, and can hobble around the house a bit. I think he's getting bored, not used to taking off time from work. You can only watch so much daytime TV before going stir crazy.

10/06/09
Cuisine Diva - Moussaka; Eggplant Casserole

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 5, 2009

Bike Fly Free with Jet Blue

My husband about to go in for surgery.

Hello everyone,

I took my husband in to the hospital for his surgery this morning. They think he may have bladder cancer. I waited with him in the prep area until they took him to the operating room at 10:50. They are running a bit behind schedule, surgery was supposed to start at 9:30.

Our house is less than 2 miles from the hospital, so I am back home waiting for the call to go pick him up. Biopsy results will take a few days. I'll let you know when I hear more information.

10/05/09
Bike Diva - Livestrong Cyclists Fly Bikes Free on Jet Blue

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 2, 2009

Yummy Delicious Date Bars

Above: Date bars, photo by Lynn Smythe

TGIF everyone!

I hope you all have plans for an exciting weekend. I'll be riding 50 miles with the Team in Training cycle team on Saturday morning starting at the Boynton Inlet. Then my husband and I will be manning the TNT booth at the Girl's Wanna Run 5K at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, on Sunday morning.

Here's the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

10/02/09
Cuisine Diva - Never Trust a Skinny Chef
Suite101 - Date Bar Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 1, 2009

Race for the Cure


Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

10/01/09
Bike Diva - Team in Training Lite
Bike Diva - RadioShack Joins Lance Armstrong on Livestrong Day
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Miami Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Run Diva - Miami Half Ironman Triathlon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 30, 2009

Team Radio Shack


Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

9/30/09
Bike Diva - SRAM to Sponsor Team Radio Shack
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 29, 2009

The Pose Method of Running


Hello,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

9/29/09
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Book Review; Pose Method of Running

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 25, 2009

How-to Make Tamales

Plate full of homemade tamales. Photo by Lynn Smythe

Happy Friday everyone!

9/25/09
Cuisine Diva - Roasted Corn with Green Chile Cheese Tamales

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 23, 2009

Italian Caprese Salad

Above: Italian caprese salad. Photo by Lynn Smythe.

Hello,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

9/23/09
Cuisine Diva - Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 13th Annual Dunn's Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 22, 2009

Clementines; Delicious Mandarin Oranges


Hello,

Here are my latest blog post links.

9/22/09
Cuisine Diva - Clementine Oranges

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 21, 2009

How-to Make Eggs in Toast

Eggs in toast

Happy Monday morning!

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

9/21/09
Bike Diva - World's First Electric Tandem Bicycle
Cuisine Diva - Egg in the Basket Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 17, 2009

Leukemia Societies Light the Night Walk


Hello,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

9/17/09
Bike Diva - Sponsor Space
Run Diva - All Soul's 5K Off Road Race
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Light the Night Walks Benefit Leukemia Society

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 16, 2009

Suite101 Opens in Madrid & Paris


Hello,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

9/16/09
Cuisine Diva - More Mexican Ingredients From Mex Grocer
Writing Diva - Suite101 Opens Offices in Spain & France

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 15, 2009

Caesar Salad Recipe

Above: Caesar salad, photo by Lynn Smythe

Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

9/15/09
Bike Diva - Gocycle Electric Bicycle
Cuisine Diva - How-to Make Caesar Salad Dressing

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 14, 2009

Motorist Flees Scene After Hitting Cyclist

Caprese salad platters

Hello everyone,

Yesterday was a crazy day for cyclists down here in south Florida. A cyclist was hit by a motorist who fled the scene after the accident occurred. I posted up details to my Bike Diva blog.

9/14/09
Bike Diva - Lake Worth Cyclist Hit by Motorist
Suite101 - Insalata Caprese Appetizer Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 11, 2009

Are You a Zombie?


TGIF!

I'm not really in the mood to write today. But I did put up a silly post to my Horror Diva blog on zombies.

9/11/09
Bike Diva - Sunday Time Trial
Craft Diva - Seed Bead Sculptural Flowers
Horror Diva - Top Ten Zombie Warning Signs

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 10, 2009

Quesadillas with Red Chile Pork Filling

Platter of homemade corn turnovers, AKA quesadillas

Hello,

The quesadilla recipe was a bit complicated. Probably won't be adding any other articles today.

9/10/09
Cuisine Diva - Quesadillas; Homemade Corn Turnovers

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 9, 2009

Picadillo; AKA Cuban Meat Sauce

Pot full of picadillo simmering on the stove

Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

8/09/09
Bike Diva - South Florida Criterium Training Camps
Cuisine Diva - Pozole; Pork and Hominy Stew
Suite101 - Picadillo Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 8, 2009

Puttanesca; Traditional Italian Pasta Sauce

Above: Bowl full of pasta with puttanesca sauce

Good Morning,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. My husband and I went for a 77 mile bike ride, on Saturday morning, with members of the Palm Beach Team in Training cycle team. On Monday, we went for a 40 mile bike ride, with a few of our friends. And on Monday night, I went for a 7 mile run.

I'll be posting up lots of recipes, along with photographs of each recipe as it's being made, this week.

9/08/09
Cuisine Diva - Joseph's Classic Gourmet Market
Writing Diva - Write for Huliq
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Strides for Safety 5k Run
Suite101 - Spaghetti with Italian Puttanesca Sauce

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 4, 2009

Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Cornbread casserole, fresh out of the oven

TGIF!

Here are the links to my most recent blog posts and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

9/04/09
Backyard Diva - First 5 Years of the Essential Herbal Magazine
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Lewis JCC 5k Turkey Trot Run
Suite101 - Mexican Green Chili Cornbread Casserole

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 3, 2009

Ute's Memorial Bike Ride


Hello,

Here are my most recent blog post and article links.

9/03/09
Backyard Diva - Four Season Harvest
Bike Diva - Ute's October Blast Memorial Bike Ride
Run Diva - Injinji Performance Toe Sock
Suite101 - Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 2, 2009

Chinese Restaurant Quality Homemade Dumplings

Platter of Chinese dumplings

Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

9/02/09
Backyard Diva - The New Organic Grower
Bike Diva - Purebot Safe Water Bottle
Cuisine Diva - How-to Make Steamed Chinese Dumplings

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Sep 1, 2009

Charity Bike Ride


Good morning,

Here are the latest links to my blog posts and articles.

9/01/09
Backyard Diva - All New Square Foot Gardening
Bike Diva - Pedal for BPeace
Bike Diva - POM Sponsors Team Garmin-Slipstream
Run Diva - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Aug 31, 2009

Tradewinds Park Duathlon Results

Daryl LaRoche, 1st place, and Lynn Smythe, 2nd place.

Happy Monday everyone!

On Friday I mentioned that I my husband and I would be racing in a duathlon on Sunday. My husband got 8th place Men 50-54, and I got 2nd place Women 45-49. That's a picture of me up on the podium at the top of this blog post.

Here are the links to my latest blog posts and articles.

8/31/09
Backyard Diva - Kaffir Lime
Bike Diva - Benicia Martinez Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane
Cuisine Diva - Asian Style Vegetable Wraps
Run Diva - Anatomy of a Duathlon and Triathlon
Suite101 - Seeded Irish Soda Bread

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Aug 28, 2009

Sock Purchase Equals Ovarian Cancer Donation


Happy Friday!

My husband and son have been working in Texas all week. They get back into town late tonight - YEAH! It will be good to have the boys back in town.

My husband and I are racing this weekend. It's a sprint duathlon at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, FL. That's a 1 mile run - 10 mile bike - 2 1/2 mile run race, very short and FAST!

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

8/28/09
Backyard Diva - Herbal Fact Sheet; Lemon Verbena
Cuisine Diva - Rice and Bean Thread Noodles
Run Diva - Sock it to Ovarian Cancer

I hope you all have some fun stuff planned for the weekend.

Take care,
Lynn Smythe