Austin 70.3

In a blink.Just like that my first 70.3 was in the rear view mirror. All those tireless weekends out on the bike, early morning swims and track workouts were left on the Austin course Sunday afternoon. And, I sure did leave it ALL on the course! Every last bit I had in me. On Friday Zach, Jamie and I left …

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Things I learned about being a Triathlete

It’s go time. Yes, in the morning we head for Austin and I will complete in my first Half Ironman. Luckily, Zach and Jamie are letting me hitch a ride since Paul and Dustin are already out that way for a conference. But, it’s getting real. I’m packing up all my gear, nutrition, transitions bags, and prepping my bike. I’m …

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Taper, take 1

Taper…. finally. It’s been a long road.   A long hot summer of training – many weekend rides I thought I wouldn’t make, several runs I couldn’t feel my legs and a few swims I came up choking up water.  But, here I sit with just two weeks till my first Half Ironman and *I think* I feel ready.  (Well, …

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Growth

A weekend of  “growth” happened about two weeks ago.  Took me by surprise.  Whoever said “Life is what happens when you step out of your comfort zone” was spot on.  While these 5 actions weren’t monumental by any means, for a girl struggling with training goals and life in general lately, it felt good.  Really good. Even if it was …

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