Bated Breath

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“And I will fall at your feet…and I will worship you here.” -Hillsong Live Have you ever anticipated something for so long that when it actually happened you weren’t really sure how to respond. How to breathe. How to stand. Almost needing to pinch yourself in disbelief; not wanting the moment to end. “Heaven doesn’t […]

Big Dog


“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” -Mark Twain The week before the NYC Tri and settling in seems a distant reality. Nervous, anticipating, wondering, worst-case scenarioing everything from losing my sister, my goggles, my tires and my breath. I have been thinking about […]

Strong Side

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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 I had my last sprint Tri of the season today. The last “training race” before the race I’ve been looking […]

Obstacle Course


“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty…For He is good and His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1 Today I completed the Got the Nerve Triathlon for the fourth time. The first time I did this race I had lost about 45 pounds weighing in at 220. Talk about running to the trouble. Not only was I […]

My Blue Sky {A Thanksgiving Wish}

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“You’re my blue sky…you’re my sunny day.” -Allman Brothers Band This week I received the best pair of pants from The They were 50% off, and I couldn’t stop saying out loud: these pants are amazing. The thickness. The length. The cut. The waistline.   I couldn’t have dreamt of a better pair. These were […]

Race It Out

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“I belong anywhere but in between” -Counting Crows The hardest parts of an open lake swim is how small you feel and dark it is as you broach the merky water. From the shore it’s not too bad but as soon as you submerge, the low, waterline, the dark, distance begins to set in. The buoys […]

Pre-Race Jitters

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“You say I’m a dreamer…but I’m not the only one.” -John Lennon Do you ever have those moments where songs fly into your head and heart and you have no idea where they came from? And then you can’t get it out of your head and you become that annoying person humming at the copier. […]