The Expansion of WAVES

WaVes_LogoOver the past 18 months of leading WAVES, I have been fortunate to have amazing women join and train with me.  I’ve been watching, learning, listening to the needs of these athletes and the result of that learning is a change to how the team operates.  Now is your chance to connect, train and race with WAVES like never before.  Come train with us now for just $100 for 6 months!

I will be offering running and cycling workouts every week for those interested in training partners, race preparation and/or coaching expertise.  It is my sincere hope that the new structure will encourage more women to train with us and expand upon our amazing base of strong, women athletes of all levels.

Ready to sign up?  Get started now for access to all upcoming workouts! All the details of what is included can be found on the WAVES page.  Interested in joining but want to check it out first?  Email me and I will let you know details of upcoming workouts for you to try for free!

 

 

The fountain of youth

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating.  Triathlon training makes me feel like a kid.  Ok, sometimes it also makes me feel like an old lady with achy hips but mostly, it just makes me happy.

Once a year, I compete in a swim meet as part of a parent’s relay.  It’s 25M freestyle so  even if I wasn’t training for triathlons, I’d still make through.  At this year’s race, I realized how instantly I am transformed back to my 10 year old self.  Growing up swimming, I must have done a million drills; A million starts;  A million turns. And by doing things with such repetition, 30 years later, they are just engrained.  There is no thinking.  There is no conscious effort – my body just goes. (Thank you to coaches, Laccetti, Mott, Kleedorfer, and Schmalzriedt).Swim meets

There’s a little girl that shows up when I swim and when I bike.  There’s a carefree, childlike happiness that comes over me — even when it’s hard. It makes me feel young.  It reminds me that there is joy in exercise.  It reminds me to be thankful for the 30+ years I have had as an athlete.  And it’s a reminder too on the days where I’d rather not train that deep down, I love it and always have.

But what about running, you ask?  Running is different.  Running is something I ‘conquered’ as an adult.  It doesn’t bring me back to happy childhood days, it makes me proud of the woman athlete I’ve become.