Life is a work in progress

Day 30 – Make Healthy Choices

With nearly 8 weeks left of training it’s critical to build a peaceful and powerful mindset – stay focused, be proactive, make healthy choices. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast has me feeling positive – except for one thing that’s on my mind – Joey. Last week at 7 a.m. Joey Robinson was Read more about Day 30 – Make Healthy Choices[…]

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Day 29 – Life of Tri

Absolutely sick of my stinking car.  It’s full of bags: gym bag, running bag, bike bag, swim bag, and damp towels cover them all, drying out while leaving a wet swimsuits stench. Today’s Tri Tip: de-clutter. It’ll be like a breath of fresh air.

Work-Life-Balance

Day 28 – Find balance

Hard to believe the HITS Napa triathlon is two months away.  That reflection reminds me of all that needs to be done and of how I have not balanced training with family, friends, work. Life.  It’s a work in progress. Realty is I have been too tired these past few weeks, and yesterday I needed Read more about Day 28 – Find balance[…]

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Day 27 – Work Through The Pain

Sometimes life gets in the way of well laid plans – who said that? That’s what’s happening with me. My car battery died and my body is tired – interesting. Man and machine feeling each others pain. During moments like this I work to work through the pain and do what needs to be done. Read more about Day 27 – Work Through The Pain[…]

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Day 26 – Know when to chill out

When training for a triathlon some days you’re just tired, and that’s how I’m feeling today.  In fact endurance athlete embrace these moments as a great training opportunity, but today I don’t feel like it. Yes, I’ll embrace the tiredness, and I’ll enjoy being bad. Today I woke at 6:45 instead of 5:00.  Now it’s Read more about Day 26 – Know when to chill out[…]

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Day 25 – Be Flexible

A love for structure – that’s what I discovered during my 100 Days To Tri.  A set training schedule keeps me focused and on on-track.  Plus, it helps me analyze success and points out needed areas of improvement. Does every moment need to be set in stone? NO.  If so, opportunities are lost.  For example, Read more about Day 25 – Be Flexible[…]

Quality-of-Life

Day 24 – The World Needs Quality

100 Days To Tri; lessons learned – Get quality products Recently a friend talked about getting into triathlons but worried about the cost.  Where do you begin?  I remember that daunting feeling and suggested – take spinning classes, especially since he didn’t own a bike.  Spinning is great for building comfort on a bike and Read more about Day 24 – The World Needs Quality[…]

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Day 23 – Love is in the details

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand more times – be proactive.  If you’re like me – a procrastinator – that’s easier said than done, but it pays off.  The trick is to be proactive with the end in mind. The end goal for racing Ironman or another triathlon is getting to Read more about Day 23 – Love is in the details[…]

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Day 13 – Bring Your A Game

Day 13 motto – Bring Your A Game.  Why?  Because it’s important to remember that anyone, at any age, can bring their A Game.  For those in my age group (50+) … don’t use age as an excuse from creating a thriving life because time and wisdom do have benefits, especially if you are embracing an Read more about Day 13 – Bring Your A Game[…]

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Day 12 – Angel vs. Devil

Having an angel vs devil moment between a pear and a chocolate donut. Logic tells me the donut is no good, but my mind is trying to justify eating the beautiful chocolate mouth-full-of-joy because I just swam 50 laps. Then I think about yesterday’s conversation with Kelly Urbani, founder of Strength Wraps and one bad-ass Read more about Day 12 – Angel vs. Devil[…]