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February 15th, 2022
I have not been racing recently due to an injury. I am working hard at getting back to good health. It's frustrating to not be able to race and knowing that I am not in as good shape as I was due to not being able to run. I was hoping to be back in time for the Florida Intimidator but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I definitely want to be healthy in time for the Cool Sommer Mornings Series, but if I do, I may just be doing the Sprint this year instead of the Olympic depending on how my healing process goes. Right now I am unable to run more than a mile without pain. Looking forward to getting back to racing ASAP!
December 4th, 2021
My first duathlon! What a blast. It was short, shorter than I would have liked, but such a fun race. The venue was amazing as usual. I always forget how big the Daytona International Speedway is. Racing around the track is such a fun experience. Shout out to Clash Endurance for putting on a spectacular race! They were organized and had plenty of volunteers. The course was set up perfect and the transition area was the best I have seen. Soft mats everywhere, plenty of room for everyone, and everything was very well marked. I will definitely be racing here again next year.
My favorite part of the day was meeting some very cool people who love triathlons and love rescue animals! Thank you for those who came up to me and asked about my Tri Kit and what the non-profit was all about. Thank you for spreading the word and being excited to help out with finding rescue animals a good home! Like I told everyone I met, donations are appreciated but spreading the word about the cause is so much more important! 100% of donations goes to the non-profit to help support rescue animals. Supplies for food or leashes and toys, or paying for things that I normally pay for personally out of pocket like website fees and overhead for T-Shirts and flyers. What helps most though is sharing the cause. Tell people about the non-profit and why I started it. There are so many really good animals at the shelter that are overlooked and need homes. The more people become aware the more homes are found for these amazing animals1 Share the logo, share the cause, spread the word!
Special thanks to Colleen and Sam for being so excited about tri2rescue and for spreading the word back home in Texas and California !
Game On! Ponte Vedra Beach Triathlon
October 10th, 2021
This was my first sprint triathlon in a while. It was a nice course, fairly flat. Swim was in the ocean, bike and run were just an out and back design. I was disappointed with how the race was setup and managed. The swim started late. There were very few lifeguards on surfboards, no jet skis or boats to be seen. The waves were so big I couldn't see the 7ft buoy until I was on top of the swells. The transition area was so cramped I couldn't get out on one side of the rack. When I ran into transition my bike had been knocked off onto the ground. My front brake was pushed into the tire and I didn't figure out what was wrong until a couple miles in. After that I raced ok.
I was sad to learn after the race that one swimmer needed assistance and not surprisingly, the one lifeguard never saw them. Participants nearby swimming had to bring them in. The person did not make it. We were talking before the race about how few lifeguards there were (I've seen way more at a lake course with no waves). My thoughts go out to the family. Very sad day.
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #4
September 11th, 2021
First of all, never forget the first responders that gave everything that day. They didn't hesitate to do their job and put others lives first. They saved so many lives that day and kept returning to save more. Thoughts go out to everyone that lost loved ones that day.
This race was my favorite of all four. I finished first in my age group which I've only done in the sprint distance, never international until today. I also finished second in my age group for the four part series. If you follow my training at all you know my swimming is my weakest discipline. I always start out too fast and then get winded and my asthma kicks in. Today I paced myself. It wasn't my fastest swim, but I never felt overwhelmed with trying to breath and left the water ready to attack the rest of the course. I am so happy with that progress. The swim was a little longer than usual. Bike felt strong, 2nd fastest I rode in the series by a fraction of a second. Run was the fastest of the four.
I am seeing a lot of familiar faces at the race and meeting amazing people who are positive and love to encourage each other to constantly get better. I had an awesome crew with me who cheered me on and took some great videos and photos. Looking forward to the next race, whenever that may be!
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #3
August 14th, 2021
What a fun race! My best friend Josh is now living here and raced his first tri in the Florida heat! He killed it! I raced significantly faster than last time so I'm pretty happy; 2nd place age group finish. We met lots of new dogs! Max the border collie was so well behaved and excited to be there. Lyla was such a sweet rescue dog who was a little skittish but some treats solved that :) The next race you will see one or two more supports of tri2rescue wearing the awesome kit from Epix Gear with the tri2rescue logo on it! If you're interested please contact me and I can help you design and order one. Looking forward to the final race in 4 weeks but also sad this Cool Sommer Mornings series is almost over. I'll be racing more this fall, updates to come on registrations.
Aunt Catfish Triathlon
July 17th, 2021
This was great race. Haven't done a sprint in a while, definitely have to have a different mindset throughout the race. Swim went better than usual, definitely still room for improvement. Finished 3rd in my age group. My friend raced his first triathlon and did amazing! I met some people who found a dog the day before and brought him to the race. He was such a sweetheart. They are looking for the owners but if they can't find them, they might just keep the dog. I love meeting people like this.
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #2
July 10th, 2021
Although I have been swim training, the swim went about the same. I decided to back off the bike a little bit in hopes of not being so sore for the run. Bike went ok, just one minute slower than last race. Run went really well! Felt strong, shaved off over 3 minutes. Overall time was one minute faster. I was hoping for more but I can't complain. Word is spreading about the rescues that need homes. Lots of flyers went out and people seem to be excited about helping out tri2rescue! Overall successful day.
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #1
June 6th, 2021
This race didn't go quite as well as planned, but it was still fun. Quick summary was a slow swim, moderate bike, and tight leg muscles on the run. Changing from all endurance to a weight lifting/endurance workout plan has been a challenge. I have gained some muscle and lost some of my distance ability since the 70.3. I still welcome the challenge of finding a happy medium between the two. Working hard for the next race and hopefully will develop a comfortable weight that I can still race at.
Ironman 70.3 Florida
April 18, 2021
Half Ironman complete! My goal was to finish in under 6 hours, and I finished in 5:58:37, just made it. More importantly, I met a lot of dogs and awesome people who care about them. Tri2rescue was represented well and word got out about the animals in need. Ironman was gracious enough to interview me and take some awesome video of the race. I will update that on my Instagram page as soon as it is available.