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Burnout is real : Let's Manage It!

It’s easy to get down on yourself when your tired, busy, and stressed and that can be very normal come the end of a big training cycle. It is also very easy to get into a rut, routine is awesome but it can be a very tricky balance. Burnout manifests its in many different forms and sometimes you can’t even put your finger on it; some of the triggers for it are a lack of motivation, feeling of inadequacy, training feels like a burden, lack of sleep, etc. The good news is that while it isn’t always preventable, there is no magical piece to preventing burnout, but it can be managed and maybe the chance of it happening decreased!

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4 Tips to Improving Your Mental Imagery Skills

Visualization (mental Imagery) is very powerful. It evokes an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more than we are at that moment, and it initiates an sense of emotion that continues to help drive us towards our goals. The key is to rehearse the performance in your head. You don’t want to try to picture the entire day or moment all in one shot but take turns practicing visualizing each piece of it, no different than you can’t tackle an entire day in one moment you have to do the same with your visualization. Check out my FOUR Tips to Improving your Mental Imagery (visualization) skills

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Race With Heart

In a world full of devices, gadgets, social media, and over exposure to all of our lives it is really easy to get caught up not only in what other people are doing but what you believe that your “data” should be. We’ve become so ingrained in our numbers that if we don’t follow our numbers to a tee we panic and totally derail our day. The only question you really must ask yourself is are you giving 110% in that moment? If you are than no matter what the data says you are doing exactly what you should be doing. 

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Choosing To Race While Pregnant

The number one thing that my parents taught me was to chase my passions, never give up on your dreams, and do whatever it takes. This may mean that my route and path may change a little bit, it will be adjusted, but it sure as hell does not mean that my dreams and goals have to change unless I WANT them to.

I want my child to grow up watching its parents chase their dreams, to go after their passions, to get down and dirty with the crazy ideas that they have. I want my child to look at me and know that I never gave up on what I wanted in hopes that someday when they are out their chasing their dreams they will think my mom never gave up so why would I.

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An Athlete's Favorite Mantras to Dig a Little Bit Deeper

You are stronger than you think you are and your body is much stronger than your brain thinks it is. We say a lot of things to ourselves when we are deep in the pain cave of a race, or even when it is a hard day of training. We train ourselves to be mentally tougher than the person next to us, and it takes something different for every single person. It is these little pieces that when you are deep in the hurt locker that you can grab onto to light that fire deep within you to help you put one foot in front of the other. In this post find out what not only myself but other athletes as well do to help keep themselves out of the darkness.

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January 2019 Monthly Recap

With that moving forward in 2019 I am going to share a bit more of the journey that started all of this, the journey of an age group triathlete doing everything she can to be great, with you all through monthly recaps regarding my own training. In these recaps I’ll chat all things triathlon that happened during the run, share the good and the bad, anything I learned, a high level idea of what I did for the month and every once in a while favorite workout for each of the disciplines. I hope that you enjoy these, and that maybe the journey will not only provide you with some education yourself and maybe inspire you to go after your own crazy journey.

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5 Tips to Finding the Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Being uncomfortable whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or even spiritually can be very scary.  Your comfort zone is this wonderful little bubble that gives the illusion of protection and when you step outside of it your mind instantly senses danger and begs you to crawl back into that bubble.  Read more for 5 tips to getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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[Mindset] Changing Your Self Talk

As a coach, and athlete, I preach a lot about positive thinking and positive self talk to my athletes. Honestly, I preach it to myself OFTEN as I have to constantly remind myself to think positively to take the negative thoughts and turn them into positive thoughts on a regular basis. I truly and whole heartily believe in positive self talk, not only does it boost your confidence but it is a great way to develop a mindset that challenges the obstacles you are facing as well as giving you the courage and confidence to stand back up when you fail. The mind is a very powerful feature and is so very often under utilized in our daily lives from a powerful standpoint.

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Choosing Your "Word" of the Year for 2019

This idea of setting a word of the year on top of your yearly goals came from this need for something more than just a list of goals. A word is something that you can really nurture, nurture, pull on during each of the journey’s through my goals, and something that would support those goals that I had just set. Picking a word can be overwhelming, lets face there are SO MANY words out there that can illicit an emotional response. Read more for three simple little steps towards helping you find that word that gives you the goosebumps so that you can use it for 2019.

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[#IMIWLQ703] End of the 2018 Season

The 2018 season has officially ended, and boy did it end on a fabulous note!!! While my official race season ended at Kona it had not ended with a few of the athletes on the Where Your Feet Take You Team which means that it was not over, and I got to live vicariously through each of these athletes as they went on their way towards reaching their goals. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to spectate and support my athletes at both Ironman Arizona and most recently at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta.

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