The Wisdom of Ironman Texas

A very bad haircut inspired the phrase business in the front, party in the back. It appropriately describes my Ironman Texas 2019 experience. Also true, miracles happen in the back.  The miracle of pulling off 140.6 miles by water, bike, and leg engines with just enough training and fitness to get it done.  Just enough.Continue reading “The Wisdom of Ironman Texas”

Let the Adventures Begin

In 2018 I turned 50.  I experienced loss and much love and made a solid commitment to say ‘yes’.  Now the charge is to follow through and become who I always have been and unapologetically do all the things to set the table for the grand feast which is: The Second Half, Part Deux, postContinue reading “Let the Adventures Begin”

Always Go

You’ve done it too. When your alarm innocently does its job to nudge you up and into your life you at 4:45am (ungodly hour but you have goals and a body that needs to move) you immediately consider sleep over cycling (or yoga, or swimming, or running). And therein lies the unfailingly present daily question:Continue reading “Always Go”

76 Million Reasons Not To Die

At almost 80 years old, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the wonders of the world, and one of the most photographed things on the planet. By 2020 it will be impossible to die by jumping off of it. According to a Golden Gate District press release, a  stainless steel net, will be installedContinue reading “76 Million Reasons Not To Die”

19 Reasons to Drop the Mic

Boom. At 2:21pm tomorrow I will have been married 19 years. I never tire of a good race, birth, or relationship story and I do wholeheartedly believe every single one of us has one or a few. Here’s my story and why I simply must drop the mic. I met my husband 20 years agoContinue reading “19 Reasons to Drop the Mic”

Why You Should Always Take the Train

On Sunday, my husband and I took my oldest to college. It hit me like a freight train. I knew it was coming but didn’t anticipate the impact. Sure I: Deal with the ache of missing him daily around the house. (knew it) Wish I could have stayed longer when we dropped him off. (normal, kinda)Continue reading “Why You Should Always Take the Train”

One Thing I Am Obsessed With and Why You Should Be Too

I have a bevy of beautiful girlfriends; smart, adventurous, fun, accomplished, driven queens of their kingdom who inspire me everyday. Of particular note, is my friend Jen who could and probably has been mistaken for Kelly Lynch or Michelle Pfieffer. I was super excited when KellyMichelleJen came to a few of my yoga classes earlier this summer. Jen gaveContinue reading “One Thing I Am Obsessed With and Why You Should Be Too”

3 Recovery Revelations

With Challenge Roth 140.6 in my rearview mirror, I want the euphoric after-feeling to last forever.   Alas, deadlines, family responsibilities and bills are taking up the vista on the view out the front. But that’s may fault. It’s up to me to recall and imprint the lessons and successes and pure love of the day andContinue reading “3 Recovery Revelations”

Challenge Roth Race Report

That Time I Learned What I Already Know Warning: Long post, but 140.6 miles is a long way to go. Thanks for taking the time to read. A long time coming with purpose that cannot be over played, Challenge Roth 2016 in Germany was an epic adventure. My first full-distance triathlon, my first trip toContinue reading “Challenge Roth Race Report”