Celebrating: It’s Why Goals Work

Celebrating: It’s Why Goals Work

I started in running in 2011 and started triathlon in 2012. That is a story I will eventually blog about, but for now, it is only important to know that I was SLOW and not young when I started. There was a lot of room for improvement!! May 21, 2011: Tyler finished in...

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I AM a Morning Person…

I AM a Morning Person…

Seriously, I am.  I forgot that for a little bit.  Actually, I thought I didn't want to be a morning person... As a high school teacher, I had to be at school by 7 something in the morning.  As a triathlete, that meant I had to be at the gym at an even worse time.  I...

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Sharing Gifts…

Sharing Gifts…

At bible study a few weeks back, we were challenged to think about what gifts God has given us. I jokingly said under my breathe... is facebooking a gift? The following week we were challenged to share our gifts of talent. I was left with the lingering question, what...

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Its OK to have a pity party…

...Just don't live there! I know that is not exactly the quote, but it is close enough to be meaningful to me.  I am having a pity party, and have been for far too long.  I have not "lived there"!  I have talked myself into good days here and there, but I keep going...

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The JUSTs and the SHOULDs

  There are two words that creep in to my negative self-talk that make my skin crawl... JUST and SHOULD. For example... Why don't you JUST eat better.  You SHOULD be running a 9 minute mile, easily.  JUST get into a routine.  You SHOULD have plenty...

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Sabotage… Stop It!

This is not the first time in my life that I have sabotaged myself.  I am also sure that I am not the only one that does this.  You know... everything is going great - like everything. Realtionships, health, business - you literally can't ask for more.  Don't get me...

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Race Report: IM70.3 Campeche

2017 was not my year, for triathlon. Its OK, I had an amazing 2016 (finishing up at IMWC in Kona), and my business thrived in 2017... but, I wanted to start 2018 off differently. So, I thought a destination "race"cation would be the motivation I would need for the...

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Purpose: Realizing Mine

Purpose: Realizing Mine

I am participating in a self development program called Fit Within.  Our week 3 activity was to write our Purpose.  I have felt a strong personal Mission to empower myself and other women to be their best selves - setting and reaching for big goals.  Writing that into...

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Race Report: IM World Championships (Kona, HI)

Wow, where to start? I could go back to the first time I watched IM World Championships on NBC.  I think I was 15 or 16, I hated running - I would never do that. I could go back to when I first started triathlon in 2012, when I thought crossing the finish lines of...

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Race Report: USAT Age Group Olympic Nationals

As soon as it was announced that the 2016 USAT National Championships would be in Omaha, NE - I booked a hotel.  It was sometime in July, and you could not even qualify for the event yet, but I knew that would be my goal!  The very first race that I could...

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