Takeaways from Oceanside 70.3

It’s already been more than a week since crossing that finish line in Oceanside!!?  I "wrote" the race report in my head while biking that course (you have to think about something for 2 1/2 hours), yet it more or less erased the minute I crossed the finish line...  If only I could’ve put those... Continue Reading →


Don't judge people. Just be yourself.  Because at the end of the day it is truly up to you.  You are making choices daily of how you want to live YOUR life.  Obviously, with help from a few previous choices 🙂  (i.e. kids, significant other, etc.)  After all, it isn't about the label.  Or what... Continue Reading →

You know you are tapering when…..

'Some of the greatest battles will be fought in the silent chambers of your own soul.' - E. Benson. Taper. Defined as decreasing an athletes training load before a big race. Something all athletes look forward to, yet find it can be more stressful than even the hardest training day. I have this love /... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Summer is officially over... It was two weeks ago that I got motivated. I wanted to sweat more, train harder, race faster. Not that I wasn't truly motivated the past few months (aka summer) but.. you know how it goes.... you start really enjoying the relaxing months of not having a schedule. You sleep in,... Continue Reading →

Finding Happiness

Practicing gratitude protects us from our own pettiness and smallness and keeps us centered in the joy and abundance of our own life." Deborah Adele Ok.  So my intention wasn't to "blog" quarterly, but, hey, if it happens to be months between each posting, so be it. I'm trying to cut out stress not add to... Continue Reading →

Get the kids involved in something

"Get your kids involved in something". This was one (of three) pieces of parenting advice my father gave my friends and I the night after Worlds last November. I was a swimmer. He added to his advice "they may find something you may not like". Not sure if that was directed at me or not... Continue Reading →

Make it a Great Day!

So, I've been feeling a little bad about my most recent post.  I want to first say I am not a judgmental person.  If someone wants to complain about a broken fingernail, I'm all ears.  Because - you know what - everyones "worst" is different.  Think about it.  Not to go there, but I will... Continue Reading →

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