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...

My Victory Lap

Many of you know that my triathlon journey started fifteen years ago with a dream to complete Ironman Wisconsin. Like most things that we start, I had no idea if, and how, it would stick. I most certainly didn’t anticipate that it would quickly become my love, evolve...