Wednesday, September 15, 2010

REV 3 Cedar Point on September 12, 2010 was a huge success!!! Big shout out to the REV 3 team on a fantastic race and venue. First class all the way! This was my first race as a pro and what a great experience it was. The people of Sandusky and Cedar Point were so supportive, the venue was lots of fun and the cousre was awesome and very well supported. REV 3 truely did a fantastic job. The water was quite rough the days leading up to the race but race morning the winds changed and the water was calm for the day. The course was 2 U shaped legs with a beach run half way. My swim time was slow but I felt strong throughout the swim and great when I got out. As soon as I got on my bike I knew it was going to be a windy day. The bike course was very scenic and well supported with aid stations every 10 miles. There were people all over the course cheering the racers on. I came into T2 in third and knew I had my work cut out for me. Heading out on the run I had people everywhere cheering for me. My family was right there when I came out of transition and I was able to give my son a high five and it gave me an extra umph. I have never had so much support from other triathletes out on the course. Again, the course was very well supported with aid staions every 1-1.5 miles. I stayed in 3rd place until about mile 17 and then was able to make a pass and move into 2nd. I was able to stay there until about mile 21 and then got passed. I ended up 3rd and was extemely happy with my first race as a pro. I want to give a shout out to my TRAKKERS teammates who were rockstars on and off the course. If they werent racing they were volunteering and helping make the race a huge success. I look forward to the next chapter...Whatever that may be!!!

Cedar Point Full Rev September 12, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Big shout out to REV 3 KNOXVILLE. What a great event. This was my first REV 3 race and I'm still talking about it. I also got to meet some of my TRAKKERS teammates. Cool bunch of people who really know what this sport is all about. Having fun!!! Oh ya, and looking good in GREEN! I was planning on racing the half but 2 weeks before decided to switch to the Olympic race (haven't done one since 2003). What a different experience. Hats off to all those fast twitch folks. My body is made up of SLOWtwich fibers and speed is not my strength. That being said I had a great time and loved the course. The swim was mellow and warm. The bike was awesome. Very technical and lots of up and down. In fact so much so I dropped my chain at the top of a hill around mile 18 and my chain dropped into my brake and forced my brake to one side and I fishtailed for what felt like forever. OOPS. Had to get off my bike and try to fix my brake and get the chain back on. Fortunately nothing was too messed up. I was able to fix the chain but I could not get the brake off my back wheel. Glad there were only about 6 miles left. I haven't done that in a long time. Good lesson about shifting at the right time. A few miles later I came upon a rider who was hit by a car. I thought it was a TRAKKERS teammate. Stopped to make sure he was okay and help was coming. The volunteers were all over it and had contacted medics. By the time I got back to transition I was happy to see my running shoes. Great run course. The only thing is it was over before I knew it. Had a blast and so glad I made the trip. Going east is so hard with the time change but definitely worth it. Can't wait for Quassy in a few weeks.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Only a few days until REV 3 Knoxville. I am looking forward to meeting all the TRAKKERS folks and racing with everyone. This will be my first Olympic distance race since 2004. The team challenge should make things even more interesting. I will post pictures from the race. Good luck to everyone racing. GO TRAKKERS!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You can bet I will be sporting my new TRAKKERS gear for my long ride this weekend. It's BRRRRRR cold at 5 am. One things for sure, the cars will be able to spot me from miles away with my green!!!

A little package arrived a few days ago from SBR SPORTS,INC with TRISWIM/TRISLIDE/FOGGLE inside. I've had a chance to use the TRISWIM stuff a few times this week after my swim workouts. I have spent so many years of my life smelling and itching from chlorine and really haven't found anything that I can say I love. All that has changed. I used the shampoo, conditioner,body wash and lotion the last few mornings and no chlorine smell or itch. It has a real mild, refreshing scent to it and makes your skin and hair feel great. This is definitely a product I will recommend to others. Thank you for the great products. Next up, TRISLIDE for my long ride this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Go to IRONMAN.COM to read about Team Trakkers and the training camp weekend in Austin. Looks like there's a battle brewing!!! Go Team Trakkers!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Thursday, April 1, 2010

"I Dream For A Living."
Steven Spielberg
Shouldn't we all. Our days would be filled with amazing thoughts and ideas which would lead to great things. So today, think of a dream and make it happen.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I was uploading some new pictures for the blog and realized my last few weeks of quotes are not posted. Oops. I will repost to catch up. The reason for this post is to encourage lots of thank yous to the volunteers at all our events. I just found out there was a volunteer setting up at a bike race our team attended this weekend who was killed in a freak accident. He was setting up and high winds blew a high voltage pole over and it struck him. What sad news. These wonderful volunteers give so much to help events run smoothly. So PLEASE next time you race thank as many volunteers as you can. This past October in Kona I made it a point to thank every volunteer who helped me from getting my clothes out of my bags, puting sunscreen on, taking my bike, giving me drinks and sponges and helping after I crossed the finish line. Their efforts gave me energy out there. And they get energized when you thank them and then they cheer harder!!! It's awesome. Again, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE thank the volunteers. We couldn't race without them. Happy training. Happy Easter.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March. Where did February go?!!! I just posted a picture of our son over the weekend with a rainbow. Perfect for this month. Only 6 days until the marathon. Getting a little excited but feel out of shape. That sounds silly but the last race I did was Ironman World Championships in October. 140.6 vs 26.2. But I already know this race is going to be a huge challenge and I am expecting it to be harder than the marathon at the end of the Ironman. The last time I did an open marathon was 10 years ago. I feel so unprepared. Nutrition??? How do you fuel??? I guess I will just wing it and see what happens. Anyway, kudos to all the runners of the world. What a hard sport. Can't wait and will post to let you know how the day goes.

OK. Quote of the week time.

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction"
George Horace Lorimer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some people see things as they are and say "Why."
I dream things that never were and say
"Why not."
-George Bernard Shaw

Monday, February 8, 2010

So our son Started preschool last November. Rocky start. But now he's doing great and really seems to love it. All smiles. And then... GERMS!!! Cold after cold after cold. They haven't been too bad until last week. First ear infection and antibiotics. Then I think I'm not going to get it. It's just for kids. Oops. Friday it hit me like a ton of bricks. I haven't had a cold like this in years. My body hurts so bad not from the cold but from the violent coughing. My ab workout doesn't touch what a great cough can do. I would almost recommend it for a new core workout!!! Hoping it's on the down swing. Napa marathon is a month away and I need some more good long training days. So here's the quote of the week to keep thing on track.

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
Frank Loyd Wright

Sunday, January 31, 2010

We had a beautiful weekend here in northern California. Took advantage of a break in the rain to get in some great training and some much needed outside family time. Riding bikes, playing soccer, zoo, park. And that was all today. We spent the afternoon yesterday at a local bike race our team " Bicycles Plus" out of Folsom put on. It was an early crit race to get the season started. They did a great job running it and had a great turn out. The awesome weather definately played a role in it. If anyones looking for a great crit check out the next one scheduled for May. Thought I'd start February out with a little something to help keep those New Years resolutions going!!!

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes a difference".

What have you done that's made a difference?

Have a wonderful week.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Greater Sacramento area has had crazy storms this week. High winds,lots of rain and some flooding. Needless to say, a lot of time has been spent on the trainer and the treadmill. Funny thing is I am enjoying it. Catching up on DVR shows and working on foot speed. All good things!!! So I thought the quote this week is perfect for the situation.

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."

J. Sidlow Baxter

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

Sported my new trakkers visor on my run yesterday. Love them. I think it made me run faster. The bright green and black stand out. I had a biker ask me what trakkkers was. Great marketing!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Friday. Happy training this weekend. When your struggling through a training session just remember this.

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New year

Looking forward to 2010 and all it has to offer. I've decided to post a quote of the week every week to stay focused on what's important in life. Seems like time flies by and sometimes we all get caught in the trap of not enjoying all the wonderful blessings in our lives. Something I really focused on with my preparations for Kona last year was to enjoy every workout whether it was a good or bad one. It's amazing what a little smile on your face while you're pushing through a training session does. So one of my goals in 2010 is to take it all in and enjoy all the moments!!! Here is the first one of the year.
Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is the future. And today is a gift. That's why they call it the present." So what are you going to enjoy today? Happy training!!!