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Declutter And Make Space For Life

It’s no longer mine. My trust steed. The Cervelo Triathlon bike I rode for a year and then put into storage. That year was 2011 and now it’s 2015. Why have I hung on to it for this long? I’ve identified myself as a Triathlete for a long time, since I was 16 years old …

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Lake Stevens 70.3 Triathlon Race Report 2011

Headed to Lake Stevens last Sunday for a half-ironman triathlon. The half-ironman distance is now being referred to as ‘70.3’ as this is the combined distance in miles of the swim/bike/run legs combined. I still like calling them half-ironman races since the term 70.3 doesn’t really mean much in my mind. With just a couple …

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Life Lessons From 10 years Of Competitive Swimming

There is no sport more dear to my heart than swimming. I started swimming lessons when I was 7 years old and started competitive swimming when I was 12. I swam throughout high school and while in college did not compete in swimming per se (had no hope of making the team at Penn State), …

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Get Back in the Groove

I have a tendency to go to extremes. I set clear and sometimes audacious goals, achieve them (at at least give it a good attempt) and then frequently fall off the bandwagon a bit as I succumb to what I call the “post-goal blues.” When I raced triathlons, I found this “disease” to be common …

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