El Tour de Mesa It had been almost 5 years since my first road bike race. It was El Tour de Tucson in 2015. I raced with my cousin Phil in honor of my late uncle. The race had been shortened to 56 miles and I crossed thefinishing after 4hours. Despite the rain in 2015… Continue reading El Tour de Mesa race report
Bayshore 70.4 Last week was the first race of the year. I used August-October my off season and ramped up in November when most people are getting in their fun cross training activities. This made it hard to focus, but my efforts proved for a great day at Bayshore. I told my coach "It's supposed… Continue reading Bayshore 70.4 race report
What actions do you take when you have failures or doubts? Do you keep pushing towards that finish line or do you stop in your tracks and change direction. Doubts aren't there to stop you. They are challenges that give your dreams and goals purpose. Failures aren't there to tell you you aren't good enough.… Continue reading Failures and Doubts
“When Life gets blurry adjust your focus” this morning my focus started off wanting to ride from Casa grande to Picacho Peak hike to the top and ride back. It was a route my uncle used to do called Muy Macho Picacho. After riding 30 miles with his old buddies (who with humbling respect I… Continue reading The Little Mountain Goat
How Does a Moment Last Forever Music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Tim Rice How does a moment last forever How can a story never die It is love we must hold onto Never easy, but we try Sometimes our happiness is captured Somehow our time and place stand still Love lives on inside… Continue reading How Does a Moment Last Forever
Here are some characteristics often used to describe an athlete: Drive. Discipline. Competitiveness. Self-confidence. Focus. Commitment. Raw talent. One characteristic I've found myself in need of as an athlete is vulnerability. I started back in the pool this week working with my coach. Swimming is a finely tuned sport that if you don't use… Continue reading Quality characteristics
In our lives we go through seasons. Some are months long and some are years long; some are mini seasons within a larger season...