Make time to Adventure!

I’m currently on a 24 day work trip with most days lasting 12-15 hours long…. but I still make time for “ME” to get some fresh air, clear my mind and take advantage of the cool places that I have the opportunity to visit while traveling! This morning started at 5:00am and I was wide-awake and at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, … Continue reading Make time to Adventure!

The View from the top is great – but you’re gonna have to climb to get there!

Well in an attempt to keep exploring and adventuring in my new home – I tried something different tonight! While furniture shopping and running to different stores to get the correct pieces for the backyard patio set, I found a rock climbing gym (you can’t miss it – it’s huge)! And I told myself “I’m going to go one day and check it out…,” And … Continue reading The View from the top is great – but you’re gonna have to climb to get there!

You never know until you Tri…

Coming off my worst race by the numbers but a huge personal accomplishment I was asked to give advice to a new triathlete. First of all, I’d encourage any new triathletes to NOT read my previous post as I would hate for my anxiety issues to spread like wildfire. But I do have some advice I’d like to share with anyone bored with one sport … Continue reading You never know until you Tri…

Don’t give up, Don’t ever give up!

These wise words aren’t mine, any sports fan – especially any student athlete from NC State – can tell you this quote came from the epic Jim Valvano (aka Jimmy V) acceptance speach at the 1993 ESPY Awards. This quote has always spoke to me because as an athlete you are often faced with the question “to continue or to quit.” And everytime I ask … Continue reading Don’t give up, Don’t ever give up!

Workout, Recover, Repeat…

It’s been two months since I slid on ice and fell injuring my neck, back and race confidence (thank you, Pacific Northwest – for nothing). I have had five different doctors who I see atleast two to three times a week all while not missing work and still making my way across the country or up and down the California coast. And if you’ve ever … Continue reading Workout, Recover, Repeat…

Shut Up and Workout…

Tough love is pushing through when your mind and body are both working against you… I’ve been MIA in my posts lately because of an unexpected setback – an unfortunate work injury (womp womp)… My training has been swapped out with physical and occupational therapy and my optimism has been chipped away day by day – but I haven’t given up. My runs have turned … Continue reading Shut Up and Workout…