This is what it's about.

In the movie Forrest Gump, among his profound, oft-quoted lines is, “It used to be I ran to get where I was going. I never thought it would take me anywhere.” This is a metaphor of sorts for my triathlon journey. I began racing as a pro for my own personal growth and goals. There’s no better test of my racing ability than to toe the line with the best in the biz. It is often said that triathlon is a “selfish” sport since it is based on individual performances and results. I can see how one might get that impression from the outside looking in. But allow me to offer a different perspective. As I pursue my 5th season as a pro, I’m beginning to see a bigger picture of how triathlon has impacted

Training and Racing: What do you wear?

I love getting questions about the sport of triathlon. Several of my friends, family and coworkers who follow my racing are not triathletes themselves, so the many facets of this unique sport fascinate them. One of the most common questions I get is, “what do you wear?” This season I have the privilege of racing in apparel made by Louis Garneau. I was fortunate enough to have a kit designed specifically for me by their Garneau Custom team, but the same quality pieces I race and train in are available to the masses- pro or novice. So, this post is for those of you who would like to learn a little bit about what a “race kit” or a “tri kit” involves. Whether you’re getting ready to make a purc

Ironman Texas was flat. That is all.

Ironman Texas was a flat race…in more ways than one. Not only was there minimal elevation gain on the course, my day was rather stale compared to my expectations. My heart and my mind were ready to make this a breakthrough race while chalking up some Kona-qualifying points. The preparation going into Texas went almost perfectly, setting up a kind of lead-in that would make any athlete buzz with anticipation. I had the best pre-race support in the form of Matt filling his role as husband/bike mechanic/photographer/Sherpa. And my homestay was with friends from Boise, Jeff and Erin Shilt, who not only were amazing hosts but provided a refreshing, familiar air of comfort in the days leading up t

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