Teamwork makes the dream work

I’ve so enjoyed reading race reports from some of my friends, that I thought I’d try my hand at one of my own.  Truman Cup 2017 weekend was a real breakthrough for me.  Last year at this 3 day race, I won the time trial and then took 3rd in the circuit race and the criterium, […]

Tri, Tri again?

My first triathlon….I chose the Olympic Distance, a “5150”, which is becoming the hottest trend in triathlons.  Also referred to as an international distance, it is measured in kilometers and the total distance gives it its name.  The event consists of a 1.5 kilometer swim (.93 mile), a 40 kilometer bike (25 miles), and a […]

Stop Animal Cruelty

As I was researching animals of Ghana, I stumbled on a video about some monkeys that made me very sad (see below, but be prepared.  it’s horrible).  I cried for a long time.  Then my mom suggested I write a letter to the company.  Then I thought I’d get some signatures.  Below is the letter […]

Finding the right inspiration…(how i became a runner part 4)

2011 was a big year for my running.  Firstly, I quit smoking once and for all on New Years Day.  That had a big impact…initially it was a negative one, actually, but paid off in the long run.  I’d quit so many times before, for a variety of reasons, and it had never really worked. […]