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Ironman Texas Race Report. Digging Deep.

By |2015-05-24T10:45:00-04:00May 24th, 2015|

I could package you a polished race report tied together with pretty sounding important life lessons and beautiful words. I could simply say that success is measured by what we learn during the journey. I am honored to have made it to the finish line in the hardest conditions I've endured at a North American [...]

Texas in One Week

By |2015-05-10T16:08:00-04:00May 10th, 2015|

Brett Sutton is quoted as saying, "when you go for eight or nine hours there are a lot of places with dark and unlit streets.  People don't train athletes to go to those places."   Heck, I'll be out there a lot longer and I'm feeling ready.  This season has been about the mental toughness [...]

Blue Ridge

By |2015-04-26T10:45:00-04:00April 26th, 2015|

We had a fantastic ride until temps dropped quickly and unexpectedly on the Blue Ridge yesterday.  Forecast at 6am for Wintergreen said 44 would be the low of the day with rain later in the afternoon but that dropped unexpectedly.  My Garmin edge data shows the last hour was 32 degrees average (with pouring rain [...]

Self Coaching Lessons

By |2015-04-21T19:29:00-04:00April 21st, 2015|

Here is what I've discovered about self coaching: 1.  You get to channel your inner advisor. She is the part of your psyche that can take care of you.  You should understand her better.   We all have a caregiver part of ourselves.  She full of light, belief and self confidence.  Sometimes she's hidden deep [...]

Florida 70.3 2015 Race Report

By |2015-04-18T06:05:00-04:00April 18th, 2015|

I found myself toeing the start line this weekend of FL 70.3, which I lovingly refer to as "The Steamy Mountains of Florida Alligator Triathlon this past weekend.  It's a thrilling yet tough tri season opener.  This race was extra special because I've  been growing as an athlete through the unfiltered lens that IS self [...]

Cervelo P5

By |2015-03-18T20:36:00-04:00March 18th, 2015|

One day last summer, I walked into the gym's parking lot to find a P5 and his owner!   I was like, "Wow, nice bike," and made a new pal. The owner of the bike was also a good guy! Months later, at the Richmond Endurance Symposium, I eyed this super bike and although I [...]

Love Rox 10k Race Report

By |2015-03-16T19:58:00-04:00March 16th, 2015|

The weather this winter had been brutal.  Just a week away from a Duathlon in NC, I realized the roads were coated in ice and actual snow banks still hadn't melted.  In the south this usually means the world shuts down.  The du was cancelled but that was the perfect thing for me because I [...]


By |2015-03-07T17:25:00-05:00March 7th, 2015|

This message is directed to the other creative idealists out there.  It's worth it.  Idealism is what makes the world better.  Passion for progress is misunderstood by comfortable people but still worth it.  I made a small impact with my passionate idealism recently.  This mindset can be a flaw when it becomes enabling though.   [...]

All American

By |2015-02-26T17:21:00-05:00February 26th, 2015|

I'm no natural triathlete AT ALL but I made USAT All American for the very first time.  I still see myself as the back/mid packer 7 hour 70.3 gal who vowed to "see a AG podium and PR all distances" after a bike wreck.  Despite facts, I'm surprised by results.  Unless pushed externally, I tend [...]

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