2019 IRONMAN 70.3 - Lake Placid

A month before my 42nd birthday I completed my first sprint distance triathlon and to this day I cannot tell you why.  I can’t tell you what propelled me to take something on that made people look at me funny when I said I was going to try.  It was not some inspired moment of clarity.  It wasn’t something I thought I would be good at.  It was, however, a goal that I placed in front of myself to literally change the track I was on.  You see, my train and my life were on a track that was taking me to a destination I didn’t like.  I was tired….all….the….time.  Getting out of bed was difficult.  Just getting through my day exhausted me.  Taking the laundry upstairs winded me.  I was moody and finding myself lacking the patience for my kids, my family, and my life in general.

This was not what I wanted for myself.

So I started having a bunch of “what if” conversations.  What if I tried to eat a little better, move a little more?  What if I put consistency above performance?  What if I celebrated just showing up instead of focusing on how hard it was?  Those conversations with myself helped me build something.  They helped me change the narrative in my head and my body fell in line.  I got stronger, I found energy and I was so much happier.  

Along the way people noticed what was happening to me and sure enough when I finished that first triathlon, and then went on to complete many more including a 70.3 IRONMAN at Lake Placid, people started to want to know more.  What was my training?  How did I do this? Could I help them?  My answer to these questions is always the same.  “You can do this too.  If you take it seriously and if you commit to finding the time, you can absolutely do this.”  There is literally nothing special about me.  I’m not gifted in athletics.  I’m a mom of three little boys, a wife,  a daughter, a friend but I’m also a woman who just kept my eyes on a goal and I didn’t get distracted.  I stayed the course and I can help you do the same.  

Now what do you want to do?  What do you keep talking yourself out of?  Let’s get it.  Reach out, let’s chat.