“JENNIFER TEMPERLEY YOU ARE AN IRONMAN” (race report from Kona)

  Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua "Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers" This was the theme for this year's Ironman World Championships. And it goes into further description which I just feel is so relevant to my life - and could be to yours, too........ As a... Continue Reading →

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”Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. “

"Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. " -- John Collins, IRONMAN Founder (and maybe, just maybe you will want to do it over again and again) So I woke up this morning with a typical post-race feeling of... What's next?! Six wonderful post-race-days later and... Continue Reading →

“When in Rome”

It is generally not that hot in Los Angeles but this particular week we have had a bit of a "heat wave". Nothing crazy (quite honestly it's embarrassing because I think the high is something like 84) but unusually warm for a city with no air conditioning.... So, this afternoon on my run I had... Continue Reading →

Dream a “Little” Dream

There is absolutely no possible way to describe the 6 days I spent in Kona. I know it probably sounds extreme, but, for me, these days were life changing. Physically demanding, yes. But emotional as well. I have dreamt about competing in the Kona Ironman World Championships since my first Ironman 11 years ago. It... Continue Reading →

Kona Bound!!

Last weekend I ran a 5k with my son. Half jokingly, I said towards the end "don't ever let anyone pass you the last mile of the run". We smiled at each other and kept trucking along, regardless of the competition. He just eyed the finish line. Guess what? Ironically, here in Kona... At mile... 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 →

Keep Calm and Train Harder

When is the last time you said you wanted more hours in the day?! Yup. Me too. A few weeks ago I had a few different people come up to my on several different occasions with the same comment: "Where have you been? I haven't seen you?". It's kind of like one of those questions... Continue Reading →

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