Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

Since Ironman Chattanooga, I have been asked several times my thoughts on Tridot and hiring my coach Bryan Kreitz. And so I thought that I would sum up my thoughts on this in a few short points.   When training last year, with a rest day every week, I constantly felt tired, sore and just plain exhausted. While working with Bryan at TriDot, I took … Continue reading Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

Ironman Chattanooga

Well, finally, and officially, I AM AN IRONMAN! This journey and adventure has been a humbling one, one filled with amazing highs and incredibly painful lows. I think this picture sums up every ounce of my emotion when crossing that finish line. First and foremost, I need to thank my husband and children. Having a family member train for an Ironman is so completely selfish and … Continue reading Ironman Chattanooga

‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

So, as expected, the nerves are creeping in. So rather than sit and freak out, I’ll give you a rundown of the past few days. I promise to post a full race review after the race. Thursday, leaving at 7am, was a traveling day, 3 flights with almost no layovers, across the country, getting us to our hotel at 1am local time on Friday. Friday, … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

Packing For An Ironman

This is a level of craziness that few people get the experience. So I’m going to let you in on it. First, the nutrition/hydration plan: Pre-Race: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Healthy meals, nothing new Am: Preworkout, Nuun, oatmeal Pre-swim – Honey Stinger Waffle Bike – 6 bottles of Infinit Nutrition – 3 in bike bag, 3 in special needs (extra scoops in special needs), bonk … Continue reading Packing For An Ironman

Tidbit Tuesday

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Confidence in social settings. I get anxious sometimes. What was your favorite toy growing up? Barbies, my sister and I played for hours.  What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Maui, hands down.  What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Peanut butter.  What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas Eve!! If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest … Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday

One week… on flipping week…

ERRRRR MMMAAAA GEEERRRDDD… ONE WEEK! But in all seriousness, yes, I’m nervous and scared. But I feel like I have controlled the things that I can control and I am ready. This week is about staying in control of the things I can, letting the stressors that I can’t control roll off of me, not murdering anyone, eating well, hydrating, not getting sick, and thanking … Continue reading One week… on flipping week…

Single (run on) Sentence Saturday

Other than a bunch of compulsive cleaning (already had to have the dumpster dumped once)… and a majorly reducing training schedule this week…   I have enjoyed the hell outta time with my family, a little more quality time with one of my best friends, Dom, and watching my daughter compete in two (her first two ever) Cross Country meets, making me a proud mom. … Continue reading Single (run on) Sentence Saturday

Tidbit Tuesday

Would you rather live in a small house with an amazing view, or a massive mansion in a subdivision? Small house, on the ocean or in the woods. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received from someone? Be nice to yourself. What song did you last sing to yourself? I sing in the car everyday. Tonight I was listening and singing, “I’m Not Strong Enough to … Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday