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Why Quitting Isn’t Always a Dirty Word

August 15th, 2016|13 Comments

A week ago I made the tough decision to pull of of IronMan Wisconsin. Many of my readers know that I've been training hard for this race for a year now. (An IronMan race is a [...]

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Dear Survivor

August 2nd, 2016|7 Comments

Dear Survivor, I know; you've heard them talking. You’ve read the blog posts talking about the virtuous goal of being a “thriver” rather than a survivor. I know the shame you feel, admitting even silently [...]

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Of Bike Rides and Grace

May 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

Each week my triathlon coach plans my workouts and posts them online for me. I like to look at the workouts in advance so I can plan how I’ll fit them into my busy schedule [...]

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Why I Tri

May 17th, 2016|12 Comments

It’s still dark outside as I slip into the pool and begin swimming at 5 am. There will be just enough time to swim, shower and drive home to be with my 6 school-aged children [...]