The Best Gifts: Life with Less Shame

When I decided I wanted to do Ironman Wisconsin over 15 years ago, I had not swam a lap or ran more than two miles consecutively in my life.  I had some experience biking… I owned a heavy hybrid bike and a trailer that I used to pull my kids in to various toddler...

The Hierarchy of Fitness

I am an all in triathlete and coach, following and celebrating all aspects of the sport— from the pros to amateurs. I listen to hours of podcasts each week, read countless articles, and follow hundreds of triathletes, brands, and coaches.  One of the most recent...

Find You through Gratitude

Jamie and I just returned from a trip to the beautiful island of Barbados. The travel part of the trip was less than easy (as it often is lately). A canceled connection with an unexpected trip reroute through Toronto, Canada, resulted in a loss of one vacation day. It...

Practical tips for Parents to TRI

Last week, I talked about culturally constructed mom guilt. It it a pretty serious problem, yet one that I know so many of us have joked and been flippant about for years to cover the true, deep influence it can have on our lives. I think it is a great place to start...

Say NO to Mom Guilt

As many of you know by now, I use training and racing as a catalyst to fully experience my personal evolution. And although I love seeing my overall growth through being a triathlete and coach, the biggest challenges, joys, and daily lessons have been through my role...