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Life is a journey. Not a destination.
I've
always believed the mind quits before the body will. However, on Saturday,
October 8 I proved myself wrong. I was sick. I started the race throwing up on
the bike and continued to push and repeat to myself “I have more” and “It's not
over till it's ove...

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Finally...Part 4 (and IM Canada info)
"If you work for it... you can do
it!" Wes Wes and I in Cabo Sometimes it can be the simplest words of advice which
mean the most.   One day driving in the
car with Wes talking about my goal of qualifying at Ironman Canada for the
World Championships he sim...

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Part three: The Race
Thanksgiving 2015 I believe
we all have time for what we want to have time for.   With that being said….it’s been a long time
between part two and now part three.   The
race feels so long ago and maybe part of the reason it feels so long ago is how
tight my...

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Part Two: The Training and dropping 20 pounds in 9 weeks
Part two… I
would describe my training as old school for sure.  I have a power meter on my bike, but don’t
use the data like most of triathletes with a power meter.  I have never plugged my Garmin into my
computer and looked at my data files.  I
have never ...

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Part 1: Not according to the plan
My #1 favorite...even more than cookies and pizza! It’s
the off season and you may need some extra reading material for all your free
time…well here you go… my 4 part blog series.   I’ve been jotting notes for months and have slowly compiled them.      5 of...

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Crappie fishing with Mitch this morning       Yep…I’ve
decided after two weeks that life is just too darn short for me to not have a little
sugar in my life and I don’t have the “fight in me” to put training first.   In my last blog I talked about disciplin...

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My Epic Challenge
It’s finally time…time to get to work and put myself out
there.   The sticky notes are posted on my
fridge and on the bathroom mirror.   The
clock is ticking to the starting line and there can be no more…”Starting Monday….”    Several Mondays have come and ...

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Chicago
You gotta want it… Race morning...all smiles on the way to the start. Interesting day…a learning day…a day I have no regrets about
and one I will always remember.    One year ago, October 12 th , 2013 I was running
down the Queen K with a pain in my leg so ...

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Nationals Race Report
Race reports from Nationals, Nationals in Milwaukee…the dreaded Olympic distance I wasn’t planning on doing any triathlons this year so I
really had to think back to how I got to this point of racing Nationals and
earning a spot on Team USA for Worlds in Ch...

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Nationals Race Report
Race reports from Nationals, Nationals in Milwaukee…the dreaded Olympic distance I wasn’t planning on doing any triathlons this year so I
really had to think back to how I got to this point of racing Nationals and
earning a spot on Team USA for Worlds in Ch...
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