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Inspirations for 2016: What It Means to Be “Badass is Beautiful”

Happy 2016! It’s hard to believe this will be my 5th year indulging in the sport of triathlons and my 3rd year learning ultra running. When I decided to race my first triathlon in 2011, my primary motivation was to force myself to get comfortable swimming in open waters. And so it began … I […]

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One Year Ironman Anniversary: Celebration, Inspiration and Friendship

Yesterday was the anniversary of my first Ironman.  It was a day of celebration, inspiration and friendship. I celebrated by biking 105 miles with over 6,100 ft of climbing.  I was suppose to ride the day before however was under the weather.  While I felt good enough  to tackle a big ride the following day, […]

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Inspiration from Senior Ironman Athletes and Sister Madonna Buder

One of the highlights of competing in Ironman Canada 2012, was racing alongside 82 year old Sister Madonna Buder.  I passed her on the run and felt both guilty and relieved at the same time.  I witnessed up close what a fierce competitor she is.  Shortly after I gave her some words of encouragement and […]

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