TEDxOC. The Voice Within

The video of my TEDxOrangeCoast talk posted today, and I’m mixed with emotions. One side I’m so proud of the content and hope the message brings strength to anyone who’s been sexually assaulted and learning to listen to their inner voice. On the other had, before the video was posted I envisioned myself looking strong, Read more about TEDxOC. The Voice Within[…]

Sarah Reinertsen

There are six Ironman races happening today: National races: Buffalo Springs, Syracuse, and Coeur d’Alene International races: Japan, Tremblant, and France My friend and IM training partner is racing CdA.  Go Angela. Finish strong. One female IM athlete that I find inspirational is Sarah Reinersten.  She’s the first female athlete, with a physical disability, to Read more about Sarah Reinertsen[…]

TriSwim Lotion

Are you like me and collect sample bottles of lotions, shampoos and conditioners. Then let them sit is a drawer, never to be used??? Well, in 2012 that’s changing because I’m determined to use each one of them and get my drawer space back.   In the process I discovered TriSwim lotion. I remember getting this Read more about TriSwim Lotion[…]

The Power Is Now

Thanks to Eric Fraizer, host of The Power Is Now, for having me as a guest on his national radio show. We focused on overcoming challenges, finding peace, being powerful, and racing the Ironman. I shared 3 mental tools to eliminate negative thoughts. Plus, 7 tools I learned while training for the Ironman to succeed, Read more about The Power Is Now[…]

Finishing the Ironman; thriving not just surviving

So hard to believe it’s been nearly three weeks since my last note and during that time I became an Ironman. It happened last Sunday. Leading up to the race took more time then anticipated – last minute workouts, bike tweaks, yoga classes, massages, travel details etc. Check the list. Double check the list. Rent Read more about Finishing the Ironman; thriving not just surviving[…]

Showers for race day????

Just checked Tempe’s 10 day weather forecast. Sunny, sunny, sunny, sunny, sunny, sunny, sunny, showers, mostly sunny, sunny. Hold that thought. Step back. Wait …. showers on Sunday, November 21st. Showers on race day?!?! Will somebody please start doing the dry, cool, no wind dance? Please, pretty please with a cherry on top!

Update: CAF tri

First and most importantly, the Challenge Athlete Foundation (CAF) is a God-sent to many disabled people, and throughout my life I’ll do my best to support them. During Sunday’s event I was struck by the courage of so many people: There was Cameron, a 24 year old who lost both legs and his right arm Read more about Update: CAF tri[…]

CAF tri … first 1/2 Ironman distance

In La Jolla about to go to bed and feeling a bit anxious. Tomorrow I’ll do my first 1/2 Ironman distance tri. Some competitive pressure is gone because this is not a race, rather it’s a fundraiser to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation. If for any reason you’re not feeling positive about a Read more about CAF tri … first 1/2 Ironman distance[…]