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Strengthening a weak mindset

Hard to admit this, but … my #1 challenge when racing Ironman is strengthening a weak mindset. This post shares my #1 tool to develop a peaceful & powerful mindset. First, let me share this.  Early into training I learned Ironman requires more mental strength then physical strength. Of course it’s physical.  You must swim Read more about Strengthening a weak mindset[…]

Blind Faith

I have to brag about an Ironman friend, but first let me set the story. Imagine being blind and training for an Ironman 70.3 triathlon.  You will blindly swim 1.2 miles in the ocean without the ability to spot wakes, people, or seaweed… AND, you will be tied to someone else. Then you will sit on the back Read more about Blind Faith[…]

Mind Body Achievement

5 Tips To Eliminate Self-Doubt

It’s been said Ironman racing requires more mental strength than physical strength. I agree 100%. With that said consider this – can Ironman, the world’s toughest endurance sport, save your mind? That idea rings true with me. My mind needed saving from chronic PTSD, a condition rooted 30 years earlier from a stalker, rapist who Read more about 5 Tips To Eliminate Self-Doubt[…]

managing self doubt

Managing Self Doubt

How do you manage self doubt? Lately, for me it’s been difficult especially as Ironman training kicks into high gear.  Words that race through my head include: What am I doing? I feel like a failure with balancing business, training, family, friends. I’m tired with 85% of my body being sore 100% of the time. Read more about Managing Self Doubt[…]

Ironman Check List

Ironman training is past the halfway mark.  During the past two weeks I’ve been quiet with updates.  That’s because I felt tired, overwhelmed, and in pain.  Those feels tend to make me quiet, and I needed time to process things and question if I’m on the right track. Here’s what I mean.  Two roadblocks could Read more about Ironman Check List[…]

A balance act life cycle

Healthy Balance Act

Through trial and error I learned a tough lesson.  Ironman requires a healthy balance act with nutrition.  Just because I burn thousands of calories during training weeks or 8,000 – 10,000 on race day, doesn’t mean I can eat junk. At times cupcakes sound great for breakfast. Electrolytes, here’s why it’s important to balance them. Read more about Healthy Balance Act[…]

See the clutter

See the clutter: Be true to the vision.

Ironman training week 10, and my mid-morning snack is a bowl of cucumbers and tomatoes.  Would rather have a chocolate cookie, but then eating that won’t make my body tight. {{{ AAUGH }}} During the past few days I didn’t feel like posting much. I needed to clear the clutter and to focus on the Read more about See the clutter: Be true to the vision.[…]

Running on Long Beach CA

Sunday Run

Sunday morning’s first  thought  … get that run in early before the heat, rain, and humidity hits. Out the door by 8am and instantly felt the touch of hot, sweet sweat, even while standing in the shade. Wish I kicked my butt out of bed at 5:30am. The beach called.  There it’d  be cooler than Read more about Sunday Run[…]

Tired of Ironman training

7 Week Itch of Tri Training

Got a 7 week itch of tri training. The take away:  Sometimes the best thing to do is sleep. As much as I talk about being positive, having a healthy mind, at times I need an attitude adjustment.  That’s happening now, and that’s because I’m tired.  So, after a good night’s sleep everything will be Read more about 7 Week Itch of Tri Training[…]