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It’s a Wrap

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I finished my season unexpectedly at my last Ironman. It was a breakthrough race, both mentally and physically. I also learned a few things along the way: 1. Never give up. “Never, never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I came out of the water in 28th position. I had a lot of catching up…

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Summer Racing!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

After a fall on the bike where I ended up partially tearing my supraspinatous, I finally got cleared to swim, weeks before my ironman. I never thought that I would actually miss my not-so-favorite triathlon discipline, but I did! My first workout back consisted of 12x25s, 6x50s, and 2x100s. I was overly optimistic before I…

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Race Musings

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My off season ended in January and I was severely out of shape. I told myself to just stay patient and the fitness would eventually come around. I won my first five races, but they did not start out pretty. My first 9 mile trail race was slower then my slowest Ironman marathon pace. My…

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Ironman Cozumel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

After missing IM Chattanooga, I was eager to get to the starting line again. The last couple of weeks before Cozumel, I did not feel quite like myself. One of my training partners noticed and asked me what was up. I responded that I was nervous to race again and intimidated by the starting list…

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Wedding Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17 One year ago you said yes to marry the man of your dreams. For 365 days, you think about that special day and meticulously prepare for the wedding. No details are overlooked; you know…

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Letting Go

Saturday, June 7, 2014

  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”     —Ralph Waldo Emerson     I had 7 hours to ride. Not far into my ride I started seeing 100 mile ride signs painted on the road. Without hesitation, I decided to follow the…

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Timex Camp 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I was thrilled to head south to sunny Bradenton, Florida to see my Timex family. We were privileged to stay at IMG Academy (formerly Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy). As soon as I arrived on campus, it brought back amazing high school memories. When I was a freshman in high school, I trained at Van Der…

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Live your dream, remembering sally

Thursday, January 23, 2014

As I write this post, three years to this day was the last time I saw my dear friend, Sally. She had flown into Charlotte for a few days and we had a blast celebrating her birthday. We went on a couple runs throughout the streets of Charlotte and I made her swim in the…

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Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After racing two Ironmans in six weeks, my training focused mainly on recovery instead of gaining fitness. I had clients racing at Augusta 70.3 and I wanted to cheer them on, so I decided to race. I was not expecting anything super speedy, but I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. So excited for…

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IRONMAN WISCONSIN

Thursday, January 23, 2014

First and foremost, thank you to the community of Madison for putting on an absolutely amazing Ironman. The selfless volunteers and incredible crowd support helped get me through the 140.6 miles. I am so grateful for each and every person out there and also my friends and family at home. My friends at lululemon pumping…

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