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
My Current #mugmood is excitement for the Banff Film Festival, hence the Banff mug! I was introduced to this awesome event two years ago in Tucson. I'm happy to report it's now in my city! It's a menagerie of outdoor inspired films, that get individuals motivated to get outdoors and reach for their dreams. I… Continue reading Current Mugmood
525,600 Minutes - How do you measure a year in the life?
The anticipated race report from the Lifetime Tempe Tri this weekend! The morning started out with nerves. It had been since June 11th that I had last raced in a Tri. I was most anxious about the swim since I'd only done one open water swim since the race, and I wouldn't be allowed to… Continue reading Race report
Citizen Spotlight Last week I met Armando at my weekly spin class. We chatted as fellow NAU alumni lumberjacks and told him what I was training for. He told me about his wife UA alumni and I told him about my boyfriend Tom, also UA alumni. Armando shared his accomplishments as a veteran of the Cold War… Continue reading Citizen Spotlight
First and foremost I must apologize for not being on my "A" game with my blog posts. Time starts to fly when you're having fun and training hard. I left off with the sweet beginnings of joining a triathlon club and checking out some new running groups. I need to be honest with you and… Continue reading Build a Relationship with your City
I love seeing everyone's outdoor adventures! Mine were minimal so I'll keep it short because I want to hear about yours. I took on a 33 miles bike ride with gradual hills. We took it easy since none of us really new each other. This was a group ride through my. New tri group. Landis.… Continue reading Outdoorsy weekend