Me.

Mom. Triathlete. Yogi. Foodie. Writer. Boss. Coffee lover. Side hustler.

I run for team Oiselle Volée and Skratch Labs.

Slivers of 2018

Slivers of 2018

I’ve written this post in my head over one hundred times. Maybe I was at the gym, or running outside; in the shower or driving. Each time the post changed, but the content matured like a fine wine. If I had the access, I’d put a little note in my phone, or swear I’d remember whatever I was thinking. Eh, it didn’t happen that way, entirely.

The summit, March 2018

The summit, March 2018

I set out to make 2018 a great year. It was going to be all about ‘Shakti’, the focal point of my vision board. Shakti is a Sanskirt word that is a feminine energy that means power or empowerment (Wikipedia, 2018). I wanted my focus to be on pulling my internal magnets together. It was about developing the softness while strengthening the exterior; finding balance while listening to the finer sounds in life. It was about moving forward with mindfulness.

Pre-race pic with the girls, February 2018.

Pre-race pic with the girls, February 2018.

I said “no” with the kindest voice and the best intentions. It was about letting the dishes sit a little longer while I snuggled with my daughters.

It was about the ultimate reframe at mile 11 of a marathon gone wrong (again), only to have it be one of the most enriching experiences of my life.

It was about doing hard things (both personally and professionally) while finding the joy.

It was about finally forgiving myself, while apologizing for the last time: I’m sorry I let you all down; I am sorry I disappointed you. Please let me go.

It was about second chances, opening my ears to really hear what people had to say, finding the true value in my tribe and giving it right back.

In 2018, I found the confidence to find my voice, set boundaries, and get uncomfortable. I will continue to develop this in 2019.

You want to be a star in a constellation of stars.
— Lindsay Vonn

Through this process, I leveraged the positive words of others to keep me going. I discovered that my richness, my wisdom, my confidence comes from those who listen to me, encourage me and support me. In this year, 2019, I promise to honor that forward.

In closing, I’ll leave you with some of the more thought provoking quotes that pushed me to my best, authentic self. Happy New Year!

Some days it just flows and I was born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day, I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try to be better.
My advice: keep showing up.
— Desi Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Winner
My girls celebrating Desi’s win. April 2018.

My girls celebrating Desi’s win. April 2018.

May your feet always be swift/
May you have a strong foundation/
When the winds of changes shift
— Bob Dylan
Rehoboth Half Marathon, December 2018

Rehoboth Half Marathon, December 2018

It’s not the years we count, but the unstoppable ambition, immeasurable strength and passion for life that defines you.
— Clark
With my babies down the shore, July 2018

With my babies down the shore, July 2018

Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.
— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Some of the amazing women who have positively influenced my life (not all photos from 2018, but who the hell cares?)

Some of the amazing women who have positively influenced my life (not all photos from 2018, but who the hell cares?)

Special thanks to King Sherpa who traveled with me so I could race. I appreciate all of his support on this wild ride. Let’s do it again in 2019…this time, it’s your year! Ironman Lake Placid, baby! I’m gonna spectate the shit out of Placid like it’s Cancun.

2018 Adventures

2018 Adventures


Forever Frieda

Forever Frieda

Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual