| By Kathryn Deen | May I be the first to say, “Happy May!?” This issue of Clermont Magazine spotlights a nifty training and recovery haven in Clermont for serious bicyclists and other athletes. “It’s the only one around.” Speaking of hardcore athletes, a local runner recounts her grueling journey to the finish line in her 10th Boston Marathon last month. “My heart was already broken and … Continue reading May Magazine Highlights
| By Kathryn Deen | Happy April, Peeps! In the April issue of Clermont Magazine, catch up on Clermont’s triathlete history from the man himself, Fred Sommer of Sommer Sports. “The early days of triathlon were like the wild wild west.” Yee-haw! Also, this duathlete’s journey might break your heart and put it back together again in “a lifetime sharpened by tremendous success and tremendous loss.” Another Clermont resident to … Continue reading April Magazine Highlights
| By Kathryn Deen | 7 a.m. April 25, 2015 our sneakers pushed off the start line. This was the moment my husband and I had been training for. My first half marathon. We departed from Downtown Clermont’s beautiful Waterfront Park just after sunrise in the pleasant, 72-degree weather. It was a flat and fast run around Lake Minneola with an out-and-back segment on the … Continue reading Why Clermont?
| By Kathryn Deen | How are you doing post-Irma? I’m still processing it. After 10 consecutive nights of hosting power-deprived guests, I hadn’t made time to reflect on the magnitude of it. And while I was blessed enough to keep my home and my power with no physical damage, I still consider Irma one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Initially, I … Continue reading The Storm’s Over, But I’m Not Over It