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Sandra Ashby

Ashby

Sandra Ashby is an Oklahoma girl who transplanted to beautiful Colorado. She enjoys nature's playground as much as she can. She has completed 4 half Ironman Triathlons and numerous Olympic and sprint triathlons, alongside 1 marathon and countless half marathons. She is hoping to one day complete a full Ironman Triathlon. She is consistently working on her strength training to overcome weak knees and a severe bulging disc in her neck. She does not let that stop her, though!

Sandra also enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, and truly -- she's up for any new fun adventure. She absolutely loves her current job as a cardiac nurse at the University of Colorado Hospital, "One of the best hospitals in the country." Sandra will tell you, "I have the most supportive, loving family and friends who I appreciate more than they know. I am very blessed."

Jun 142016
 
Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape

Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Race day started with the alarm going off at 3 am. We rode our bikes from the hotel to transition. First, we had to get my bike serviced as a result of poor shifting the day before (this didn’t help my nerves at all). I then set up my Continue Reading «Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape»

May 142013
 
Injuries and Athletes: How To Cope and Encourage

Throughout my recovery of my knee injury, I’ve been seeing sports doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors. You name it, I’ve been there.  I have been receiving numerous emails and texts from friends and family for ideas, stretches, shoe inserts and more to help with my problem.  But now, after 5 weeks of recovery, and still having the same Continue Reading «Injuries and Athletes: How To Cope and Encourage»

Apr 092013
 
The Battle at Galveston (70.3 in the Books!)

Race Day: Ironman Galveston 70.3 I started out race morning with butterflies in my stomach. Like every other race day, I was very nervous and anxious. All my fellow Tri OKC friends started an hour before me, so it made my wait for the eighteenth wave even longer. Sitting and waiting impatiently, I was worried Continue Reading «The Battle at Galveston (70.3 in the Books!)»

Apr 062013
 

Since the Redman 70.3 last September I haven’t taken much recovery time. It has now affected my overall mental and physical state. I started my journey into the cycling/ triathlon world last April. Once I started, I went “all in”. Since last May, I have done 2 century bike rides, 7 half marathons, the triple Continue Reading «Racing Through The Pain »

Apr 012013
 

As an adult, I’ve decided to dedicate a good majority of my spare time towards running, cycling, and swimming.  I am currently not married and have no kids (besides my dog that is) so I am able to be pretty selfish with my time towards this hobby. I am originally from Enid, Oklahoma and ran Continue Reading «My Whole New World»