Matt and I just returned to Boston after a great 2 week trip to Southern California.   We spent a week and a half in San Diego, getting in some solid training in the amazing weather.   We then went up to Oceanside, where we kicked off race season at Ironman 70.3 California.

This year, I’m thrilled to announce a new sponsorship with Coeur Sports.  I am proud to represent such a great company and inspiring group of women.  If you don’t know Coeur, they are a women’s specific, endurance clothing company.  But, as you’ll see, they are SO much more than that.

Many athletes and teams use the off-season to work on their weaknesses.  Race (or game) season is far enough away, that spending a good chunk of your time working on your weaknesses not only makes sense, but is essential to going into the next season more prepared and year-over-year progress.  It’s tough for people to do this sometimes – typically, our weaknesses are our least favorite things.  We want to do more… Read More

Ironman #1 is done – and what an amazing experience!  I’m just barely coming of the high I felt post-race.  I now understand what everyone has been telling me, describing to me – the ups and downs, the wide range of emotions, and how tough those last 90 minutes were going to be!

I’m sitting here, on the eve of my first Ironman, in my Normatec boots (aka my space pajamas, as my BIL would call them), and figured I owe you guys an update!   After spending much of 2014 prepping for Ironman Chattanooga, it is finally here.

The 2014 edition of the Musselman Half, my first time at this race, was one to be remembered!  Here are my top 5 memorable moments from the day.

I had a really awesome trip to St. George.  St. George 70.3 is one to put on your race bucket list  – a really tough but stunningly beautiful course.  The swim is in a (usually) calm and clean lake, and the bike and run have incredible mountain and desert views.  But, it is hilly, hot, and can be windy.  This course is no joke!   Pat, Doug, and I also got to stay… Read More

Hey y’all! I am thrilled to have been chosen as an ambassador for BIC Bands for 2014!   I’ve been wearing these headbands since I spotted them at a marathon expo years ago.  Though there are a number of companies that make non-slip headbands now, Bic Bands has such a wide variety of sizes, colors, and patterns, and they never move from your head.  Even more importantly, Bic Bands is dedicated to giving back –… Read More

I kicked off the 2014 season with Ironman 70.3 Texas, held in Galveston.  I did this race last year, and was happy to see it was a QT2 key race again this year.  Last year it was my first race with QT2, where I got to meet a ton of my new teammates.  This year, the race also had some significance – it was my first race competing as a Pro!

So, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that I was really happy with how my first race as a pro went yesterday.  The short – I grabbed 5th (a podium spot) and a 7 minute 70.3 distance PR (15 min better than this race last year).  There were certainly some ups and downs in the race, and I’ll give all the details in a race report coming very soon…… Read More

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