Musings
The Importance of Rest

The Importance of Rest

As I’ve been training and racing this year, I’ve started to get a better understanding of the cycle that athletes go through to prepare and recover from events; the hard weeks, taper and recovery time.  My training last year was so sporadic as I dealt with injury that I don’t

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Success – Product of Discomfort

Success – Product of Discomfort

“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – John M. Richardson, Jr. The topic of success, and the path towards it, has been on my mind a lot recently.

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There are no accidents / Listen to your gut

There are no accidents / Listen to your gut

When I started my training adventure with Alyssa Godesky and Team HPB, one of the first things we did was start planning out my racing season. Coming off of 2013 where my focus was on Ironman Wisconsin, I was ready for some shorter races and had identified the 5150 championship

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Car crash, coping and catharis

Car crash, coping and catharis

Endurance athletes often get asked, “Why do you do this?” We put our bodies through hours of training, incredibly early mornings and what seems like torture to most. So what’s the point? I’m sure the answer to this question can be as unique as each individual athlete. But over the

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Christmas all year long!

Christmas all year long!

That sounds great, doesn’t it! Continuous festivities, presents, egg nog, etc., but what about a continual mindset of giving? Parents tell their children around this time of year that it’s better to give than receive, and it truly is. I know that is where I feel the most joy. But

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What if…

What if…

While sitting at my desk today, I heard a song that I’ve heard many times but always seem to get excited from; Switchfoot – “This is Your Life”. The chorus simply says, “This is your life. Are you who you want to be?” Ironically, I had also just finished reading

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