Why?

A few months back I was running with a group of friends when we started talking about races, 2014 goals, etc. etc. I told them about my plans to do St George 70.3 (quite excited might I add) and got taken back by the overwhelming response of "why?". Or "hope you like the wind" or... Continue Reading →

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“You did WHAT on your birthday?!!?”

I went away for my "birthday weekend" to spend some* (some is relatively speaking) time biking, running, and swimming. Who loves their birthday more than me? Well, probably my kids. But next to that, as my husband will attest to, I love having a birthday "month". Not just to celebrate me, or my birthday, but... 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 →

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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