Hey y’all! I am thrilled to have been chosen as an ambassador for BIC Bands for 2014! I’ve been wearing these headbands since I spotted them at a marathon expo years ago. Though there are a number of companies that make non-slip headbands now, Bic Bands has such a wide variety of sizes, colors, and patterns, and they never move from your head. Even more importantly, Bic Bands is dedicated to giving back –… Read More
I kicked off the 2014 season with Ironman 70.3 Texas, held in Galveston. I did this race last year, and was happy to see it was a QT2 key race again this year. Last year it was my first race with QT2, where I got to meet a ton of my new teammates. This year, the race also had some significance – it was my first race competing as a Pro!
So, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that I was really happy with how my first race as a pro went yesterday. The short – I grabbed 5th (a podium spot) and a 7 minute 70.3 distance PR (15 min better than this race last year). There were certainly some ups and downs in the race, and I’ll give all the details in a race report coming very soon…… Read More
As some of you know, I will be competing in my first Ironman this year, heading south to Ironman Chattanooga. I’ve been racing triathlons for just over 2 years now, and will be racing as a professional/elite this year. This sport has given me so much already in only a few years, and I want to give back as much as possible. Right now, I can use triathlon as a platform to… Read More
A great quote from one of my favorite movies. Talking to a teammate about Ironman racing yesterday made me think of this quote. Good to remember as the miles begin to pile up, you’re in the middle of a tough training session, or gearing up for a race! This one is going up next to my trainer 🙂 Congrats to all my QT2 teammates who raced this past weekend – and good… Read More
Since I started this journey in triathlon, one of my goals has been to race at the elite level. Having a solid background in swimming & running, and performing well at my first few triathlons, I knew this was not completely out of reach. With some hard work and the right guidance, I thought I had the ability to qualify for my PRO card. In my first meeting with Tim, he… Read More
Phew. What a year! 2013 was filled with a ton of, well, just awesome stuff. It marked some amazing new beginnings, some welcomed endings, and a whole lotta fun adventures. This is a little overdue, but so much happened, I couldn’t not share!
All my training and racing for 2013 was basically a build-up to the 70.3 World Championships, held in Las Vegas. I first qualified last year, finishing 1st AG at the Timberman 70.3, but I declined my spot. At the time, I didn’t really know where I was going with triathlon, and having just finished my first 70.3 – it was a bit overwhelming to have to make the decision to race… Read More
Last weekend, I got a chance to race an Olympic distance triathlon (0.9 mile swim, 26.2 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run). I’ve only done one Olympic, as my second triathlon last year. All of my races this year have been sprints or 70.3’s, so I was excited to take a crack at the Olympic.
When I saw the Boulder 70.3 listed as one of QT2 key team events this year, I knew it was one I wanted to do. I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado, and I even have family out there that I haven’t seen since they moved out from the East Coast years ago. Luckily, it fit well into my race schedule, about 6 weeks out from 70.3 World Champs, so I registered for… Read More