Recovery is Key

How many times have you heard the phrase “keep your easy days easy!” – and how many times have you gone out there on an easy day and tried to crank out a new segment record… if you are like me, probably more times than you can count. It is a hard concept to swallow…

You Are an Ironman

I sat in the middle of a room, eyes closed, and tears rolling down my face. It was New Year’s Eve and I was in a yoga studio alone yet surrounded by 40 strangers all at the same time. Our class was focused on setting intentions for the new year and and we were to light…

Finding My Why

Why do you get out of bed at 4am for a swim? Why would do bike so long? Why do you “torture” yourself with 1k repeats? Why? On the surface these questions are easy. Because I like it, I want to be fit, I want to do it for my family  and I want to…

Practice Makes Perfect

Growing up I hated practicing. Whether it was practicing the piano, dance class, or going to those 5 am swim workouts – I would try to come up with every excuse possible to not have to practice (I can make excuses for ANYTHING). I just wanted to be able to show up at the recital…

Fearing the 5K

My very first running race was a 5K. I was on the high school swim team and as a team building activity they made all of the freshman run a local 5K. I still remember it to the day. I remember having no idea how to line up, I had no idea if I needed water or how…