About Me

So… I began this journal of sorts to mostly chronicle my journey to  my first Ironman, Septemer 11, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin.  I am “just” a normal girl,  40 and counting mom of 3.  I stay at home, work at home, play at home and life is good.  January 2, 2008 I started my endurance event journey with Team in Training to raise money for Leukemia and train to run the OKC Memorial Half Marathon.  From couch to 13.1 miles in 4 months, losing 30 pounds, it was awesome! and I was hooked.  Since then I have completed 4 marathons, many more half marathons, & since 2010, every distance of triathlon and duathlon, including 3 Full Ironmans!   I have finished 4 events for Team in Training, the most amazing group of people committing hours of time and fundraising thousands of dollars to fight blood cancers that affect our kids, teens, moms/dads, everyone.

My husband and I are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and lead by example for our kids.  All 3 of our kids are triathletes, it’s never too young to start swimbikerun!

It is our hope that people realize that ANYTHING is possible when you set your mind to it and just do it, no excuses. Also that people SHOULD FLAT OUT GET OFF THEIR ASSETS!!! seriously people please do something, for yourself, for/with your kids and for the future of our communities.  It’s not about looking good or fitting in jeans, it’s about making the most of these amazing bodies we’ve been blessed to use for awhile, and have the energy and spirit to give back in even more ways.

As I have grown and changed through this process, it has become a passion I am eager to share with anyone who is ready.  In 2013 I finished my USATriathlon Level 1 Coach certification, and became one of a small group of SuperHuman Coaches through Ben Greenefield’s mentorship program.  Our Youth triathlon team, SaBaR Youth Triathlon is growing and I will be working on my USAT Youth certification this summer, to better serve our amazing kids.

If you are interested in chatting about becoming a healthier, more athletic optimized version of yourself, you can reach me at arbonnecorie@gmail.com

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shelley
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 20:44:26

    You rock! I look forward to keeping up with your journey. And maybe picking up a tip or 2 for my future journey! I’m proud of all your hard work. I know the many, many hours you have dedicated to this goal and I know you will rock it in WI. Go get ’em!

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  2. Steph Duford
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 08:28:05

    So So So Proud of you Corie! You are such an amazing gal and continue to inspire and awww me everyday! Cannot wait to be a part of you September 11th! Go get em’ girl!

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  3. Chandi Owen
    May 01, 2011 @ 12:06:38

    I love your blog and so inspired by reading about strong women like you! I am a runner and cyclist and took my first swim lesson yesterday and will be doing my first sprint tri this summer. My husband will be doing his 4th Ironman this summer. One day when our 5 kids are grown, it is my dream to travel to do Ironman races with my husband!
    Stay Strong!

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    • roadtoironmom
      May 02, 2011 @ 13:01:09

      Great to hear your story too Chandi! You will love tri’s- adding swimming to the other two is SO nice…really good for your body and spirit! 5 kids!? girl YOU are an inspiration! Love it! Keep me posted how it goes this summer! and good luck to your husband… can’t wait till I can say my, second, third, fourth IM:-)

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  4. Brandon Perkins
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 21:06:27

    I applaud you and your efforts. I went through a similar transformation in Tulsa; not an easy journey but an amazing one! Wisconsin was my first last year (a great course and even better town), just completed St George (oh my goodness….that one is HARD), will be in Madison in September and then on to Arizona in November…..if I stay healthy.

    Enjoy the training and the race. Maybe we will cross paths sometime and can share “war” stories!

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    • roadtoironmom
      Jun 10, 2011 @ 19:32:14

      Thanks Brandon! So you understand the “thing about this thing!”
      My husband is doing IM AZ so we will be there to maybe meet! Congrats on doing St George this year, I had a friend who also did it, said it was brutal. It’s on my list, for some reason lol! Good luck with your training this year and staying healthy, sounds like you are having a great year so keep it up and don’t forget the rest part:-)

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  5. Brandon Perkins
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 17:22:52

    How’s the training? Feeling strong? I know you are in long days and a little beat down…just a little more and then the taper starts. Enjoy every training session….it is a special time and the ability to move those muscles should not be taken for granted. The day is near and will be grand!

    Call me crazy but I just signed up for Redman a few moments ago……

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    • roadtoironmom
      Sep 04, 2011 @ 11:38:09

      Hey Brandon! Well I’m feeling great right now, normal wish I was training more feeling, anxious but good, I will probable see you at Redman, I’ll be volunteering in transition, and my husband is doing his first 1/2 on the way to AZ, so 3 in one year eh? crazy guy lol. but i understand:-)

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  6. onetrimom
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 19:13:00

    Hi there! I just started a blog to chronicle my training for IMFL in November! I too am a forty something mom of twins who are triathletes, and I am trying to lead by healthy lifestyle example. Thanks for sharing your story!

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