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May 112017
 

I’ll admit it.  I’m a bit Type A.  Okay, maybe more than just a bit.  I like being in charge, and I certainly don’t like asking for help. So, in typical Type-A fashion, when I entered my first “big” triathlon, Ironman Austin 70.3 a few years back, I felt I had covered all the bases Continue Reading «What You Can Learn From My Spectacular Failure»

Sep 262016
 
Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016

As the summer racing season is coming to an end, I often find myself reflecting on the happenings of this season.  2016, you were pretty great, and so many situations inspired me, made me laugh, and made me excited for next year.  I only have time to share just a couple funny stories with you, and Continue Reading «Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016 »

Aug 312016
 
Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression

  (from September/October 2016 Issue, Oklahoma Sports & Fitness) You train for weeks, months, maybe even a year or more. You and your family make sacrifices for your training — everything from only eating at certain restaurants your body can tolerate during your training to waiting for you to complete a training session so the Continue Reading «Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression»

May 022016
 
The Trifecta

I can now say, I completed a 3-day endurance event!! I completed my first GORUCK HTL (Heavy, Tough, Light)!  I was one of 25 people to finish all 3 events back to back as a team. Let me define what that means, from GORUCK’s website: HEAVY:  24+ hours, 40+ miles.  The ultimate team event.  Average Continue Reading «The Trifecta»

Apr 112016
 
Conditions are Perfect, NOT

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant” (Ecclesiastes 11:4, NLT). This past weekend I got to spend some much needed sister time with a few of “the girls.” We all live crazy lives balancing kids and careers, but we all secretly love the quest for optimal living. Normally, I’m leading the fitness movement with Continue Reading «Conditions are Perfect, NOT»

Feb 042016
 
Your Power Struggle (How to Acquire, Harness, and Wield Power)

Is this an article justifying your authoritarian leadership style? No, but it is an article that should help boost your power output and help you make decisions to succeed more and fail less. And by power output I don’t mean how much energy and torque you can create around your bike pedals or your hips Continue Reading «Your Power Struggle (How to Acquire, Harness, and Wield Power)»

Feb 012016
 
The Power of Proud

No matter the sport, I failed with gusto during my school years. I managed to wallop myself in the face playing volleyball, softball made me wince, the most long suffering perfectionist I know gave up on me being a basketball player in just one afternoon, and the list goes on. In short, I stunk. As Continue Reading «The Power of Proud»

Jan 152016
 
New Year, New Goals (Hello Opportunity)

I heard some advice a while ago that made me cringe. The advice was as follows: An individual should not set specific goals for themselves, because they risk not meeting those goals and then subject themselves to failure, a trend that many people repeat year after year. Once the goals are not achieved, the realization Continue Reading «New Year, New Goals (Hello Opportunity)»