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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[…]

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Love is in the details

Last night while attending the Society of Women Engineers meeting at BuildIt Workspace – Yes, I crashed that event! 😉 – my engineering ignorance came to mind: Designing tags will be so easy.  NOT! Not all adhesives stick. Not all paint covers.  Prototype templates need designing. Measurements must be calculated, chemicals must be measured.   Let’s Read more about Love is in the details[…]

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Kaisen

Yesterday a fellow athlete and overall amazing person, Vaughn Ripley, introduced me to a new word, a new concept, one that I instinctively learned by racing Ironman – Kaisen. Kaisen is a philosophy about continuous improvement or self-changing for the best of all. From what I can tell, Kaisen is primarily applied to manufacturing, engineering, business Read more about Kaisen[…]

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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 11- Focus on the reward

Getting ready for my first brick training day where I’ll incorporate two sports back-to-back; Cycling then running.  For me brick days are the hardest part of training/racing, and admittedly in the past my attitude has been a bit salty throughout the run – cursing like a drunken pirate. As Saturday gets closer I’ve realized a Read more about Day 11- Focus on the reward[…]