A couple weeks ago I made a big decision. I decided to unfollow the Tone it Up Instagram account. And my DMs immediately blew up. If you’re not familiar- Tone it Up is a women’s fitness company started by two amazing women named Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott. They’ve built a fitness empire through free … Continue reading Why I Unfollowed Tone it Up
This week I wanted to cover something a little more serious and very important for athletes to know: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms, commonly known as blood clots. Fellow Betty teammate Jess Lehman has battled DVT and PE for four years and has become an advocate for the Stop the Clot initiative run by … Continue reading Stop The Clot!
This year I was honored to be selected as part of Team Betty 2017. I wore Betty Designs’ Tone it Up suit last year and loved how I stood out in the colorful design. When applications opened for their 2017 Betty Squad team, I had to give it a shot. Let’s be real- I … Continue reading Taking on the Title of Badass
A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Moss, the most famous finisher of Ironman Kona, when I attended my first ever “Betty Camp” with the 2017 Betty Designs team. We have Julie to thank for putting triathlon on the media map when, in 1982, she signed up for Ironman Kona as … Continue reading Check Your Ego
Over the past 18 months I’ve been able to race for a purpose bigger than myself. Last year I raised money for a military charity, and this year, as I’ve been training to run my half marathon, I’ve been fundraising as a St. Jude Hero. To date, I’ve banked $750 for the children’s hospital. Racing … Continue reading Racing For A Cause
Life update! Sometimes I don’t want to train. Or eat healthy foods. Sometimes I’m just in a funk. Let’s back up. I’ve been training for the Rock ‘N Roll half marathon in Nashville, just four weeks away now, and was pleased with how my speed has increased and my endurance has held since 70.3 training. … Continue reading A little life update
I've been sharing my adventures and misadventures on The Anxious Triathlete for almost two years now. And I've been thrilled to see the readership grow, the questions roll in, and the feedback from women who have been helped by my willingness to "tri" it first. I love sharing this sport and the mental and physical benefits … Continue reading Changes are a’comin
Well I finally nailed down my 2017 racing schedule, and I have to wonder- am I nuts? Am I doing too much? I have seven races on the schedule- and potentially 3 more- from February through November. It seems just a wee bit crazy, but then I remember- racing is my favorite thing about this … Continue reading Racing 2017!
It’s that time of the year- presents, cookies, and a deep desire to curl up in front of a fire and never move again. Which means it's also time to look ahead and plan next year’s tri season! So how do you go about picking your races for 2017? It all depends on your goals. Here’s … Continue reading Planning for 2017
As I’ve become a more competitive triathlete (in my own head, at least), I’ve started watching the calves of competitors. Checking the ages of those around you is the only way you can get an idea of where you stand in your age group sans a supporter keeping track for you. I get excited when … Continue reading When I Grow Up…