State of Grace

Working with Dr. Phil

One of the things that drew me to Matt Dixon and Purplepatch Fitness was his belief that success in this sport comes from a smart approach that integrates training, recovery, functional strength and nutrition.  When I sat down with Matt at the end of my season last year to talk about the good, the bad… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2016.

NOLA 70.3 Race Report

The first race of my season is done and in the books!  It was a celebration of the commitment to hard work and self-belief I have put in over the last few months.  This was a major breakthrough race for me, my first time racing at the front and my first podium!  If you read… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2016.

How Bad Do I Want It?

This is the question I will continually ask myself this year in training, in racing and in life. As I reflect back on my 2015 season and first year of racing as a professional, the answer to that question was consistently “not enough.” While the past year was frustrating for me with a list of… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2016.

My Favorite Thing

With 2014 well underway, a post to kick off the new year is long overdue!  2013 is now in the rearview mirror, and there are no more could haves, should haves, or would haves.  While lessons were learned and fitness was gained, I am happy to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome in a new… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014.

off–icially the off season!

I remember the day vividly. I had just had a week to flush out from Vegas, and this was the first session of my next training block. Time to get back on it for Austin! It was a 50 minute run, but I didn’t want to do it. Instead, I wanted to stay home and… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2013.

Where Was My ROAR?!

Hint: Not at the 70.3 World Championships in Vegas! Coming off of two overall age group wins at Vineman and Steelhead, I still felt like I had yet to have my best race of the season. Both of those races were great boosts in fitness for me, coming back from my injury. Vineman was a… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2013.

Lessons in Adversity

While dealing with an injury that put a damper on the beginning of my season, I read something that stuck with me. “Adversity brings the character of people down to the level of their circumstance or up to the level of the challenge it presents.” It wasn’t until dealing with my own adversity that I… Read more »

Posted on July 24th, 2013.

My State of Grace

I guess you could say that triathlons run in my blood. Or at the very least, a quiet competitiveness and the desire to push myself to the limit. My mom is an avid triathlete, qualifying herself for two Hawaii Ironmans when I was a kid. I knew there was a chance that I could follow… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2013.