Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I am beyond excited to follow the Houston 2012 Marathon Olympic Trials this Saturday. I will be glued to the tube, getting some stretching in, watching the coverage 3-5 PM EST on NBC, but will also we following via twitter and interweb outlets as soon as the gone goes off at 9:00 AM (Men) and 9:15 AM (Women) EST.

I have been following up on all the athletes blogs; perusing flotrack.org, and following all the tweets. It may be an obsession, but with that it provides me motivation and inspiration to get out and get my workouts done. A  recent blog I stumbled upon is Brooke Wells, a columnist from the Huffington Post, who is also racing this weekend. I have read her stuff before, but never her personal blog. The day I stumble up on it, she has an awesome post, in which is on a topic I have been turning over and over lately.


One of my downfalls in 2010 was muddling around my goals and not holding myself accountable. Well not only will I be holding myself accountable, all of you will be too! Don't worry you don't have to do anything.  I intend to be intentional day in and day out for every workout.

In 2012, I would like to break 11 hours in a full Ironman. 

Some may think this is ambitious and other might not care. I know that my body is capable of this and now I just need to train my mind to accept it. If I can't put this in writing because I am too scared, have doubt, or am too nervous it might not happen I sure as heck shouldn't be toeing the starting line.

Fear is not an option.

On a little bit lighter note, I also stumbled upon two new Gu flavors I am pumped to try.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

3,458 miles ~ 132 marathons

Something on my bucket list is to ride my bike from CA to DC. So proud to be apart of team that is crazy enough to do it on foot. Please take the time to donate to such a great cause.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The end is coming...or so they say

Even if they didn't say it was ending I will still work my butt off and make this year count!
I am rolling on a significant high from 2011 and riding it out as long as it will last.

Last year I...

-grabbed life by the cojones and made some necessary changes to make me happy
-moved back to Michigan and am closer to family and friends
-got an awesome new job that is keeping me sane and letting me actually train
-traveled to Sweden and Denmark
-grew some delicious veggies in the garden
-moved in with the boy and am loving every second of it
-traveled to Hawaii; got to watch my friends kill it during the Ironman; and cheer on all the pros
-signed up for my next Ironman (Arizona)
-got set up with a coach
-came out of injury stronger and smarter than ever
-made the incredible Rev3Team

I intend to ride it (figuratively and literally) out with...

-LOTS of Rev3 love; excited to be apart of something big, racing at Wisconsin Dells and Cedar Point
-training smarter, not harder; I have just been doing some base stuff and fooling around since I am peaking so late in the season this year, but I feel strong and awesome about the year ahead
-a year round garden this year and less wasting; ie. more canning, drying, etc
-eating breakfast and eating it before 9 AM
-eating healthy; this was my demise the last time I took on a marathon training and I intend to conquer
-nail my race day nutrition
-attack my weakness; ie. avoid injuries and bring my A-game....stretch and strength
-obtain additional training for my job; ie. graduate coursework ~ no idea how to fit this in yet
-be patient (this makes it on every list I make)
-when I am having a tough day, moment, workout, remember its all about attitude (thanks Erin!)
-achieve my financial goals
-posture; will not die a hunchback! 

Go out there and take control of what may be the last year of the world!