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Victoria 70.3 – Courage

He who is not courageous to take risks accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammed Ali Nothing in life gives me more butterflies than the days leading up to a big endurance event– especially the first triathlon of the year.   It seemed like it took this long for the first triathlon of the year to arrive: […]

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Mount Rainier Duathlon – Sun’s Out Guns Out

Our inaugural PNW multisport race of the year and first multisport race as Washingtonians took place this past weekend.  We signed up last minute to avoid racing in the rain.  Sun was out and the guns were out on race day. The South King County junkyard dogs: Racing in a different community and on brand […]

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Mercer Island Half Marathon – Humble and Kind

“I know you got mountains to climb, but always stay humble and kind.” – Tim McGraw When you are pursuing a big goal, it is easy to get lost in the mountain that is ahead of you.  One thing I constantly remind myself is not to get distracted by the small, mundane problems that can […]

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Ironman Canada 2014: Getcha Popcorn Ready

It was out for the whole world to see.  I had one goal for Ironman Whistler… WIN.  I called my shot. Training for Ironman is tough.  Training to win your age group at an Ironman takes some guts. In the middle of my peak training block I almost quit. I was physically and mentally shattered.  I remember driving […]

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2013 Ironman World Championship: Livin’ the Dream

Live the dream.  No matter what the day brought my top priority was to thoroughly enjoy my first trip to the Ironman World Championship. The hype and history behind this race is incredible.  Racing or spectating, it’s the place to be if you’re involved in triathlon.  The amount of excitement and happiness I felt when I […]

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Ironman Canada – A Dream Come True

Believe. That was the key piece of the puzzle when accomplishing my dream goal of qualifying for the Ironman World Championship.  Physically, I know I could do it.  I knew I had the capabilities of being on the podium at an Ironman event.  I put in all the work and trained harder than anyone I […]

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A Miracle in McNary

I had many great dates with my P3.  We danced up Mt. Lemmon and went on many memorable rides together.  I rode her to the 70.3 Ironman World Championships, three Ironmans, and several podium finishes.  We shared many laughs, pain, sweat, hardships, and saddle sores together.  I will miss you Tekka Maki. Me love you […]

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California International Marathon 2012 : Sub 3 in the Sac

Ten days out from race day, I began checking the Sacramento forecast daily. With a week to go, there was a 60 percent chance of rain, overcast, with small wind gusts. Perfect running weather. It seemed like the conditions worsened each day. Three days away from the race, there was a 100 percent chance of […]

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Boston Marathon 2012 – A Record Breakin’ Scorchah

The Boston Marathon… one of the most prestigious running events in the world.  I heard about all the historical features and traditions of the race:  the hills of Newton, Heart Break Hill, kissing the Wellesley girls, the scream tunnel, the CITGO sign, Fenway Park, the unbelievable crowd support, and the finishing stretch on Boylston Street.  I couldn’t […]

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Desert Classic Du – Elliot Meets Madison

First multisport race of 2012 … the Desert Classic Duathlon! Last year I flatted on the bike and had to DNF. I had to get revenge on this course. To top it off, Linsey Corbin was making an appearance. I was super excited to get to Fountain Hills to race.  Madison, her Golden retriever, was […]

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