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Ironman Maryland 2021 Race Report

Ironman Maryland 2021 Race Report

Hey all!  Thanks for being here, and for continuing to read my blogs.  Bear with me- this report is long and quite detailed. So, this race was all about gratitude and appreciating how far I’ve come in just 1 year.  There were several times during the day that I had to...
What does sports teach us?

What does sports teach us?

In a word: EVERYTHING!  I will forever be convinced that everything I experienced as a youngster in swimming made me who I am today.  The easiest way to describe it is to break it down to the 3 Ds: discipline, dedication and determination. Discipline: I had to get up...
The Lead Up to Ironman #10

The Lead Up to Ironman #10

So, 2020 was supposed to be amazing: Ironman #10 and #11.  First one in Austria with 15 other girlfriends from around the world, and the second one in Cambridge, Maryland.  You know how that ended.  Thanks COVID.   I deferred Ironman Austria until either 2023 or 2024...
#swimmerbybirth

#swimmerbybirth

Why do I use that hashtag?  Because I literally learned how to swim before I could walk.  My grandma had a pool at her house, and she started me in the water by throwing me in and then guiding me to the wall.  Then she taught me how to float.  Now obviously, I have...