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I’m a Daddy’s Girl!

This month marks the second year since my Dad passed away. My grieving process has been a personal one and I have mostly kept it to myself. There have been a few moments where the sad part of my grief … Continue reading

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RACE DAY – IMNC Beach 2 Battlship

    Ironman NC: Beach 2 Battleship 8:28:47 SWIM – 2.4 miles 57:39   BIKE – 56 miles 2:58:49   RUN – 26.2 4:17:19 Division Rank 5/73 – Gender Rank 49/349 – Overall Rank 256/1185 It doesn’t have to be pretty you … Continue reading

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Taper Like a Boss!

  My taper started 2 weeks out from race day. I had head many things about what tapering would feel like: I didn’t really find any of that to be true – well I might have had limited ability to … Continue reading

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No Pictures – You’re Welcome

My IQ and my level of discretion fluctuate wildly during my long workouts.  Nicole is the lucky recipient of several hysterical conversations that  resemble those of 10 year old boys and all their unsavory bathroom humor.  Fortunately for those around me, … Continue reading

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Where I come from…..FAMILY

This is where I come from…This big, opinionated, loud, funny, and boisterous family.    I have spent a lot of time during my Ironman training thinking about my family.  Growing up in a big family was both fun and chaotic.   It … Continue reading

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Crisis Of Faith

A few years back, I rode in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Time Trial series. After one of the rides Coach Sarah looked at my workout graph and referenced the “crisis of faith” I had on lap 5 of 7.  I … Continue reading

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“People our Age…” IM 20 weeks and counting

A few weeks ago I had a workout labeled “Fun Friday”.  It was a series of hilly bike loops separated by a little track work on the Davidson College track.  I set up a tiny little transition area on the … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Twenty four years ago I found out I was going to be a mama!   I weighed all of 125 pounds but started wearing maternity clothes before there was any visible sign of my baby bump.  I was so excited and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my Toe Nail

Dear Toe Nail, As I sit here applying a lovely coat of polish to my poor abused toe nails I have a nagging suspicion that you are considering breaking up with me.  I get it!  My feet are not the … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna be a Perfect Day!

  When I picture a perfect day it looks a lot like this picture. Add a turtle, dolphin, a good book and the day is PERFECT! For every race I have ever done, I dream of the “Perfect Day”. I literally … Continue reading

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