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USAT Age Group National Championships 2019

I sit here, a week after the USAT Age Group National Championships, trying to figure out what to write. I usually manage a race recap within a few days of the race because first, the excitement and motivation is still there, and second, the race is fresh in my mind. This time, I squeezed this […]

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Tri the Swamp Rabbit + Clemson Triathlon Race Recap

The first half of July was focused on getting some good training in after a challenging endurance camp with TriMarni in Greenville, SC. The South Carolina heat was in full effect – the thermometer temperature was always in the 90s with a feel-like temperature in the triple digits! I made sure to treat myself right […]

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Working with Kershaw County Law Enforcement to Improve Road Safety

On September 9, 2018, I had a driver tell me she wanted to kill me for riding my bike on the road. What seemed to be a lovely, old couple coming from church were adamant that I had no right to ride my bike on the same road as them, and they straight up told […]

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Training + TriMarni Camp – June 2019

Although I had no races in the schedule for June, it proved to be a busy month of training and work. When my work stress increases, I have to be able to manage my training stress better. I had a lot of prospect meetings this month so I was appreciative of a 13.5 hour training […]

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Training – May 2019

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Training – May 2019

May’s training was all about learning! After an intentional heavy load of training near the end of April, there were fewer hours in my Training Peaks to start the month. But the learning really came from being more flexible and not being obsessed with green boxes in my Training Peaks. I kicked off the month […]

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Lake Murray Triathlon 2019

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Lake Murray Triathlon 2019

We’ll make this a short race recap for a short race. The Lake Murray Triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon in the South Carolina Triathlon Series (SCTS), came 6 days after my race at IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3. This is a local race of sorts – it’s only an hour’s drive from my house. I’ve raced this […]

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Lance’s Favorite Vegan Sauces

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Lance’s Favorite Vegan Sauces

My husband Lance and I take turns cooking each night. When I was considering going vegan, I knew the hardest part would be finding recipes and cooking methods that would replace our usual staples that included meat and/or dairy. I invested in cookbooks, and started looking up recipes online. After a few months, we’d learned […]

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IM Chattanooga 70.3 2019

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IM Chattanooga 70.3 2019

What can I say about IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3? First of all, I loved it! It was a great course, the city was incredibly hospitable, and I got to share the weekend with friends and teammates. What more could a girl ask for? As for travelling, I drove up on Thursday (the race was on Sunday) […]

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Training – April 2019

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Training – April 2019

April marked the official start of my 2019 triathlon season. Much of the focus was on Florida 70.3 on April 14th, but there was some good training leading up to it, and a big training block afterwards. Training leading up to Florida 70.3 The first week of April was a lighter week of training with […]

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Vegan Dishes to Take to Parties

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Vegan Dishes to Take to Parties

We’ve all been there – an occasion that calls for us to “bring a dish”. It could be Christmas or Thanksgiving, or get-togethers for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day. No matter the occasion, most of us vegans will be bringing a dish anyway just to make sure we have something to eat! […]

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