All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘inspiration’

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    50% Nervous, 50% Excited

    It’s Wednesday. In 2 days, we’re going to pack up our car and drive to Augusta, GA ,and in 4 days, we’re going to be jumping into that river and racing in our first Half-Ironman. AHHHHHHH!!!! I am 50% nervous and 50% excited. In my nervous …

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    Andy Potts’ Awesome Swim Advice

    When I first started doing triathlons, I didn’t know who any of the big names in the sport were. But after watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona every year, reading A Life Without Limits and subscribing to Triathlete magazine, I’ve learned who’s who in the sport …

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    The Nashville Dolphins Open Water Swim

    What’s better than doing an open water swim in preparation for your triathlon? Doing an open water swim in the exact location of your triathlon the day before the race AND supporting an amazing organization at the same time. Last Saturday, Davey and I had the opportunity to …

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    How You See It, Comparing, And Choosing To Be Happy

    How You See Things Last week, I stumbled upon an interesting study that was simple, yet profound. The study stated that people were generally much happier if they used a certain phrase instead of another.  The first was, “I’m glad I’m not…” (fill in the …

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    My Current Triathlon Mantra

    How I motivate myself to keep going even when it’s uncomfortable. Out of all my goals for this triathlon season, there are two that seem harder than the rest. Run faster – (5k in under 30 min and 10k in under 60), and Complete my …

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    “I Can’t Hear You”…

    source I have some bad news for you. When you sign up for your first triathlon and tell your friends and family all about your race, not everyone will think it’s awesome. Case in point: On March 4, 2007, I brought home the registration form for …

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    Walter Mitty Inspired Me To Do A Triathlon

    Have you seen the movie The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty yet? If so, just sit tight, this will relate to triathlon, I promise. If not, drop whatever you’re doing and go see it ASAP because it is AWWWWWESOME. Without giving the whole story away, Walter …

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    We’re On The Lifestyle Accountability Show!

    Happy Saturday! A few weeks ago, Davey and I  had the awesome opportunity to chat with the guys from The Lifestyle Accountability Show about healthy living, how we stay motivated throughout our training, what our biggest challenges are and, of course, all about triathlons! You …

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    A Few Thoughts On Ironman Kona 2013

    The biggest, most anticipated triathlon of the year, well, besides YOUR triathlon, was this past Saturday in Kona, Hawaii– the Ironman World Championship. Even though I grew up with 3 brothers and a father who watched ESPN all the time, I’ve never liked watching sports. …

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    Why Do You Tri?

    Davey and I did the Riverbluff Olympic Triathlon on Saturday and we had a BLAST!  There’s something about a race that is so encouraging, motivating and uplifting. There were so many inspiring things happened during the race. The comradarie us women shared at the swim …

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    Be A Hill Seeker

    This past week for our triathlon trianing, Davey and I ran and biked in new places. New places that had lots and lots of HILLS. Our typical run loop ends with one huge hill, but other than that, it’s relatively flat. And I never really …

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    What To Do When Things Don’t Go As Planned In Your Triathlon Training

    On Tuesday, Davey and I had an open water swim planned for our triathlon training. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the water temperature was perfect. It was a bit windy, so the water was choppy, but that only helped us hone in on …

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