My 3 Month “Race Ready” Nutrition Package Is OPEN!!

The 2019 race season is right around the corner, and your “A” races will be here before you know it! Nutrition…what we eat everyday, how we fuel our bodies during training & racing, and what we re-fuel with for recovery are KEY to your success…and in my opinion, the missing piece in many athlete’s race […]

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My Athlete Mastermind Series Digital Course is LIVE!!

This is a really big deal for me…you might ask, WHY? I believe so deeply in these messages. I KNOW they can make a huge (positive) impact on athletes of all abilities, levels, age(s), for those who don’t even “self identify” as an athlete (you are!)…this series WILL positively impact your training, your racing…but also […]

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My 2018 (Full) Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been sharing my “Healthy Holiday Gift Guide” in a few part series over the past few weeks, and I decided to make it SUPER simple for you and recap it all below 🙂 We are t-minus a few days until Christmas, and I know many of you are still working on picking out and […]

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My Holiday Healthy Gift Giving + Staying Well Guide…Part 3

I took last week “off” of writing my 3rd installment of this blog series to promote my upcoming “Athlete Masterclass Series”…which is actually a GREAT and unique gift idea…both for you and your loved ones 🙂  If you missed that blog, or want to know about my “Athlete Masterclass Series”, check it out via the […]

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My Holiday Healthy Gift Giving + Staying Well Guide…Part 2

This week is all about bikes, gratitude, self care, and butternut squash…makes perfect sense, right? 😉  In my world…the answer to that is…YES! Wondering how they all fit in together? Then keep on reading 🙂 1. Healthy Gifting Options Nobody ever said bikes, or anything to do with bikes, are cheap…BUT, we spend a lot […]

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Who Wants To Stay WARM With Me?

I spent my weekend down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, watching my first ever “Bama” football game in person (ROLL TIDE!). It was a TON of fun, and quite cold…even for the South. Clearly, the weather is changing all over…and for those of us who love, and I mean LOVE being warm, it takes some time to […]

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Confession…I had an eating disorder

One of my fellow Zoot teammates posted a blog in February (which was Eating Disorder Awareness Month) about her battle with an eating disorder. She rocks. Her name is Ashley, and you can find her here…https://sandborntorun.wordpress.com/page/2/ Reading through her story inspired me to share mine. Why you might ask? Why not? It’s part of me, […]

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The Other Side of Racing…

You guessed it (or maybe not)…coaching. I’ve known for a long time that I want to coach triathlon, running, and strength. Why you might ask?? I could go on for hours about why, the list is LONG. I’m going to try and make this short and sweet… I love the feeling of being fit and […]

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My 2014 Goals…

It sure has been awhile since I’ve had a minute to update my blog. I have really good intentions to write race recaps, talk about training…ya know, all that fun stuff. The problem is, racing and training kind of get in the way of me having time to blog. Ha! Sooo, instead of going back […]

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Duathlon World Championship Race Recap

I don’t even know where to begin with this post. I apologize in advance for how long it may be… When I found out last year that Duathlon Worlds would be in Spain, I was all about it. Had to be there. I’ve always wanted to go to Europe, especially Spain, so this seemed like […]

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Ironman Los Cabos “Race Report” – Sherpa Style

I’ve been on all sides of Ironman…spectator, volunteer, 2 time athlete/finisher, and now 3 time girlfriend/Sherpa. Over the past 6 months I’ve been at 4 different Ironman events ALL over the world. I’m beyond lucky, I love that this is my life…love doesn’t even come close to describe what I’m trying to say. Each Ironman […]

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Why I choose this lifestyle…

Do you ever have people ask why you do Ironman, triathlons, or just train in general? Even better…how about the funny looks you get when someone asks what you’re doing over the weekend? Then there’s the 4am wake ups during the week to train before work…and then workouts after work. Oh, and you PAID how […]

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The Law of Attraction

For those of you who are not familiar with the law of attraction, allow me to explain. It’s actually quite simple…like attracts like, focusing on positive or negative thoughts will result in the same outcome… you get the point. This is something I firmly believe in. When I say that, I don’t mean if you […]

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“Hard Work, Dedication”

Love me some Dolvett Quince. If you don’t watch the Biggest Loser you will have NO idea what I’m talking about it. Google him, thank me later. If you live in the Midwest, specifically Chicago, you know we are dealing with a beast of a winter. It’s no joke. I can honestly say I ran […]

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A New Year

I’m not into New Year’s Resolutions, I think they are great for some people, just not for me. If I decide I want to do something I just do it, doesn’t matter what day it is or time of the year. To be real honest about it…once I make my mind up about something it’s […]

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Rest & Recovery

Duathlon Nationals was the end of my 2013 racing season, I was SO ready for some time off! Coach Jen and I decided that I would take off the month of November from training and get back into it in December. The past 2 years I’ve taken longer than that, but I don’t feel the […]

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Duathlon National Championship Race Recap

My original race plan for 2013 was to end my season with Ironman Wisconsin in early September. After I did the Galena Duathlon in May, I received an email from USAT letting me know of my qualification for Duathlon Nationals, which was going to be held in the end of October in Tucson, Arizona. At […]

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My Week in Kona

I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii…I mean who doesn’t, for real? In all honestly, I thought that might be where I would get married, or maybe go to for my honeymoon. There is still time for that, but I found an even better reason to go there NOW… Let’s go back a few months. […]

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Ironman Wisconsin Race Recap

If you want the short version, here it is. Simply put I had an AMAZING day…AMAZING! That doesn’t mean everything went “right” or “how I planned” or even “how I wanted” but it does mean that I managed several little setbacks well enough to finish way beyond my expectations. Many people have told me that […]

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