2015 USAP Ambassador!

Pushing hard and challenging oneself is what drives me! Race morning has such an excitement that I’ll never be able to accurately describe. Training year-round for a sport that, to others (including my… Continue reading

Off Road Ramble Shamrock Run 5K – Race Report

Preparing for my first race as part of Fleet Feet Aptos Race Team, prepping my kit, picking out my race shoes (non-Mizuno), I was quite nervous! Sara and I were volunteering prior to… Continue reading

Race Report – Stanford Treeathlon

Morning of the Stanford Treeathlon, I woke up at 5:00 AM and had a cup of coffee to myself. I sat there thinking about last year’s race season: the highs, the lows, the… Continue reading

Big news in Santa Cruz!

I’m sure just about everybody has heard that the World Triathlon Corporation recently purchased the Big Kahuna and the Santa Cruz Half Marathon/10k/5k from Firstwave Events. Very mixed feelings about this race as… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

How did you ring in the New Year? I find myself thinking back on the past year, yet also thinking ahead to the great times! For 2014 – A solid 365 days ago we… Continue reading

Pacific Coast Trail Runs – Rodeo Beach 50km

What is the lure of an ultra-marathon? By definition, an ultra-marathon is any distance over the standard 26.2 miles of a marathon race. And for toppers, let’s hold the race at the beautiful… Continue reading

Ironman Arizona

As I sit here, I find myself missing the craziness of the transition, the calm before the storm that is treading water before a race and the 100+ mile training rides. I won’t… Continue reading

Oh yeah…I’m ready!

Tomorrow I embark on a journey that is over a year in the making. 2.4 mile swim; 112 mile bike; 26.2 mile run…Ironman Arizona. My training weeks since February have averaged 16 hours… Continue reading

Rain = Trainer

It is known around the nation that California is in a drought. With this drought comes neighbor shaming for water-abuse, high price of local vegetation and cancelled triathlons. Slowing coming into the winter… Continue reading

Few weeks out!

What starts to happen to the mind a few weeks out to an Ironman is simply put, amazing! Yet terrifying! Every little ache & pain is swirling in my head and providing me… Continue reading