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”

How basketball made me miss Jesus

Recently I was at a natural food store with three friends of the yogic sort, one of whom is an Episcopal priest. This mix has huge happy hour discourse potential. Alas it is a working lunch and therefore dry.  I found myself curious about the spiritual path of the priest in particular because without theContinue reading “How basketball made me miss Jesus”

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”

4 Things I Love

 Mommas Drunk With Love I began a new 8-week session teaching yoga to my beloved students from CarMax Headquarters.  I see some new faces and my loyal’s.  One loyal’s face looked new.  She had fresh love all over it – I recalled that I hadn’t seen her in a session or two and she remindedContinue reading “4 Things I Love”

Watch Party

A fan of Ice Cube, Tiger Woods, the James Madison University Dukes, Running, Ironman and all things Yoga, it was a good day. Running It wasn’t good just because I ran 7+ miles with my Iron-mommas and tri-babies plus one Navy Seal in the making. A display to admire, this guy upped his fitness gameContinue reading “Watch Party”

Gum doesn’t work.

With Ironman Chattanooga almost two weeks in my rear view, I hasten to document the experience of taking my body over 144.6 miles by water, by wheels, by feet. I am starting with thank you: God.  For blessing me with a healthy, mobile body and a heart for endurance. For the beautiful planet we inhabitContinue reading “Gum doesn’t work.”

Tales From Tour de Wintergreen

My teammates and I went to ironman camp over the weekend. The pic below is proof we survived. We are repping the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation through the SpeakUp Race Team, an organization dedicated to erasing negative stigmas associated with teenage anxiety and depression and to providing help and hope through education and positive activitiesContinue reading “Tales From Tour de Wintergreen”

I came in last. Truth.

I have never been fast and I am okay with that. My best marathon time is 4:20. In 2014 I added in swimming and biking and became an age-grouper triathlete with realistic expectations. I can hang on the slow side of the middle of the pack on a good day. I do it for this:Continue reading “I came in last. Truth.”

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”