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Wandering, Lost, or Enjoying the Ride

Wandering, Lost, or Enjoying the Ride

We all have ups and downs in life. Whether it’s emotional, physical, professional or financial, the opportunity to overcome, learn and grow is clear.  Personally, I’ve experienced and continue to experience all three. Each time I choose to learn from said experiences, the stronger the comeback. At the same time, the motivation and understanding of each upswing evolves. By keeping…

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What’s the Deal with Orthotics?

What’s the Deal with Orthotics?

There are all different types of orthotics depending on your individual needs and budget.  When looking at orthotics, consider cost, function and the science of successful orthotics. Orthotics enable your foot to interact better with the ground. Whether it’s a $10 generic insert, “custom selected” drugstore device (about $50), heat molded retail type ($50-$125), “step in custom” casting or “hand…

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What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

Ever wonder why some people seem to be driven to excel while others are content to live at a much slower pace? Success is subjective so whatever your definition, being successful doesn’t boil down to luck. Circumstances provide you with opportunities, it’s how you choose to respond to those opportunities that will make the difference. As a triathlon and strength…

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Ironman Cozumel, 2012

Ironman Cozumel, 2012

The swim is probably the most spectacular part of the race.  You start in a beautiful protected harbor in the ocean at Chankanaab National Park.  There are 2 official practice swims before the race since normally no one is allowed to swim in this area.  There’s no surf entry or exit to deal with, but there is a group of…

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Tritonman Triathlon

Tritonman Triathlon

Tritonman Sprint Triathlon 2013 Mission Bay February 24, 2013 Going In FINALLY a race to put all of the offseason training to the test. Tritonman is the first triathlon for my season after finishing on a high note last year. I spent more time in the water in the last few months than I likely did all of 2012, so…

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Oceanside 70.3- First 70.3, 2012

Oceanside 70.3- First 70.3, 2012

I did it! I finished my first Half Ironman! Does that make me half an Ironman now? I don’t know, but I do feel really accomplished and had an amazing day.  Who knew that racing 70.3 miles could be so much fun?  Read on for my Ironman California (aka Oceanside 70.3) race report.  It’s going to be very detailed so I…

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Solana Beach Sprint Triathlon, 2011

On July 24, 2011, I woke up before the crack of down to race my first sprint triathlon - Solana Beach! My goals going into the race were simple: 1. Don’t drown during the 400m ocean swim. 2. Don’t fall off the bike during the 9 mile ride. 3. Run as fast as I can during the 5k. I’m happy to report…

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TCSD Beginner’s Triathlon, 2011

SWIM, BIKE, RUN!  One day I’d like to complete anIronman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). There is nothing wrong with setting ambitious goals! I believe this is attainable if I train hard, but first things first…I need to complete a triathlon! After I completed my first marathon on June 5, I signed up with the Tri Club of…

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