Recovery

Recovery is critical to both physical and mental performance. It’s not always easy to fit in, especially for the time-crunched athlete, but it should be a priority. I try to listen well to my body and always pay attention to its needs and whether it is properly...

Travel and training

I had the amazing opportunity last weekend to go see the beautiful natural Yosemite Firefall, Horsetail Falls with Brian. It happens once a year for no more than 10 days, just before sunset when the glowing sun aligns directly on the falls, illuminating it and making...

Gluten free snack ideas

Gluten free snack ideas Fueling is an essential part of being an athlete, and fueling correctly will help you get through your training and recovery well. Being gluten free, I have less options but I am thankful that companies like Udi’s and Glutino who have made it...

Swim Training

Many people ask what I do for swimming and how they might be able to improve. I think the swim leg is the hardest for many triathletes, and people tend to brush it off because it’s the smallest portion of a race. You have heard this statement before: you cannot win...

Challenge Ixtapa race story

And that’s a wrap! Challenge Ixtapa was a great way to finish up the season. Things went smoothly for weeks before the race; I felt ready to get out there and give it my all. I finally felt on top of my game and was excited to see what I could do. Challenge Ixtapa...

Silverman 70.3 Race Report

I am not sure where to start on this one! I was excited to have a 70.3 within driving distance that I could race at. A long 9-hour drive to Vegas, but it beat flying with my bike and the costs/hassles of that. I wasn’t sure how my body was going to respond at this...