Iron Girl Syracuse: Swim, Bike, Runnn!

On Sunday, August 7th, 2016, I officially became a triathlete!  I cannot believe it has taken me this long to write about the race. I had trained all last year for it. With my whole heart and soul.  But after the race was over, I went through some strange post-racing depression. My emotions were through …

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Break the Cycle…Embrace the Grit

Focus...one's eyes fixed to the path ahead. Speed. Acceleration. Wind whipping through your hair. Well.. not exactly through your hair, since it lives under your helmet. But you get the idea. Riding a bike.  That thought alone has a plethora of catch-phrases and famous analogies. "Life is like riding a bike. (Insert phrase of choice …

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Rise. Be Brave. Repeat.

The crashing, foamy waves ebbing and flowing a melody of longing.  The descending sun sprinkling the perfect trail of glimmer to guide you, like fairy dust dancing on the water.  The cool, fine sand meandering gently through your toes...completely engrossed in the moment surrounding you when.... "Ok Everyone! Time to get in the water!" I …

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Flower City Challenge: Down By the River

I did it!!! I completed my first ever duathlon! Run Bike Run! And it was BY FAR the most challenging race to date. I'm learning the hard way that April in Rochester is not exactly the best weather for racing. I ran the Flower City Half Marathon last year at this time....and that was a killer race …

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