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IRONMAN LAKE PLACID

Thursday, January 23, 2014

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, it’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, nobody is gonna hit as hard as life! But it ain’t about how hard you…

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WAITING PATIENTLY

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After St. Croix 70.3, my friends and I decided to do a 20 day marathon plan to try and qualify for Boston 2014. I completed a 14 and 18 mile long run along with plenty of swimbikerun training. Carolyn, Meghan, Mo and I had a blast road tripping to York, Pennsylvania, for a fun trail…

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BEYOND THE ISLAND REDEMPTION

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The evening before St. Croix 70.3, storm clouds gathered and rain poured down. Lightning illuminated the sky. Fear began to overtake my mind. I repeatedly saw the image of my crash one year ago on the slick sketchy roads. The scar from surgery in January serves as a daily reminder of what I wanted to…

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TRAINING, RACING, ENDURING

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I had some incredible training in California. I did a lot of climbing. And a little more climbing. Ran a lot of hills. Enjoyed a rest day spent in DisneyLAND. (I still owe Karena about $15-$1 dollar for every time I called it DisneyWORLD.)  Had a blast leading the first California Tri Club brick. Check…

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CARPE DIEM

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My apologies for being a bit MIA recently. I will attempt to recapitulate my busy last month in this post that includes: 1. Timex Camp 2. Half Marathon victory 3. Kid’s Tri Clinic 4. Cali training First off, Timex Camp rocked! Tristan, Keith, and Tom put on another AMAZING camp. I had an absolute blast…

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Raindrops & Rainbows

Thursday, January 23, 2014

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” –Dolly Parton As a child, I had my share of fractures and injuries. Whether or not it was a concussion from doing a monkey drop on a pull-up bar, or from a tackle on the soccer field, or…

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Ironman Lake Placid

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Leading up to my professional Ironman debut, I felt relaxed, ready, and free. I was eager to get on the starting line and put my best effort forward. The day before my flight, my friend took my sister and I on a few hour scavenger hunt through South Park mall. We had fun clues at…

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Learning to Fly

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On the plane traveling to St. Croix, I kept playing Incubus’s “If Not Now, When?” If not now, when will I? I was about to step outside of my comfort zone and face the bright light. I qualified for my pro card in 2010. Cliff and I decided it would be best to stay amateur for…

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Not Forgotten

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Not Forgotten Unloved. Shunned. Defamed. Forgotten. The world is filled with such deep and caustic depravity. This cry of the human condition pervades our very core. If we are honest with ourselves, we have felt the pain of chastisement, betrayal, and neglect.  With everything in our power, we seek to efface those feelings. But every…

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Capturing the Dream

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

“If you had…one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?” —Eminem One life. One shot. One opportunity. On March 8th, 2010, I emailed Sal, “Why not go after our dreams? I think we should try and go pro and see where that takes…

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