Perseverance

To persevere, Webster’s defines this as: “to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.”   As endurance athletes we hear these words often, “persevere”, “go the extra mile,” and “keep your eye…

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Triathlon – It Is No Joke!

Sometimes even the best athletes get a little complacent. When your day in and day out routine consists of swimming, biking and running, you can become overconfident and even forget your short term goals. This seems more prevalent when training for a longer distance triathlon….

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Leap of Faith

Sometimes it takes being pushed off the cliff to make the hard, and sometimes scariest,  decisions. I had never considered starting my own business and didn’t think I had the entrepreneurial skills to be successful. However, three years ago,  the company I worked for, Lifestyle…

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Proud But Not Too Proud

Most people who know me, know I am slightly competitive. Even the smallest chores in life become a competition to me. So when I see that same competitive drive in an athlete, I thrive on it and push them to their limits. I want to…

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Denial

Denial is a crazy thing in life and can be quite powerful. In all my years in the fitness business, I have seen many people in denial and only the lucky few break free and gain the benefit of learning so much about themselves in…

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My First Triathlon

4/1/2015 In 2001, I worked with a woman who had a picture on her desk. The picture was her husband crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. I had heard of a triathlon at Hannah Park but I did not completely understand how it…

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A Year Without Sugar

3/1/2015 About this time last year I was staring at 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies; I was thinking I could eat 2 cookies and that would only be 140 calories. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) I had a revelation and…

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Training Partners

2/1/2015 There are two types of people when it comes to training; the ones that have to have a training partner and those that prefer to train on their own.  During different times as an endurance athlete I have been both.  In the beginning, starting…

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Do It For Yourself

1/1/2015 For years I have had the debate with many people about when is it rude to not eat what is being served at a guest’s house.  Do you eat whatever is being served in fear of being rude? Or do you pass politely because…

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Reaching For The Future While Remembering The Past

12/3/2014 Another year complete. I love birthdays as a time to celebrate accomplishments and set new goals. It is the one day a year that is all about you and that should be embraced. This particular birthday is somewhat special because I am starting the…

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