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One of the things I love most about our team is its diversity, which is borne out of nothing more than a desire to go fast and have fun. This video highlights the ancestry of some of our athletes. Young and old, black and white, Jews and gentiles, men and women, cops and civilians, naturalized citizens and immigrants, gay and straight, even conservative and liberal. PEOPLE. Equals with mutual respect.

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Motherhood and Running: the BQ and Pregnancy Conundrum

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Motherhood and Running: the BQ and Pregnancy Conundrum

I’m a mother, runner, and a Boston qualifier.  But I will likely not be able to run the race that I qualified for (and got in), because I am pregnant again.  Here is my story.

I was never a superstar runner, so when I first started to run marathons, I never thought that qualifying for the Boston Marathon was even a possibility for me.  Just getting across the finish line feeling strong and happy was the goal. ...

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My First 70.3…Turned 69.1

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My First 70.3…Turned 69.1

I’m fresh off my first half ironman race! I competed in IRONMAN 70.3 Austin last last Sunday, October 30th. After a week off after Age Group Nationals in mid-August, I put in a brief 10-week training cycle for the race. Cecilia put the idea in my head, and training for it followed suit – more on that here.

The Day Before the Race

I flew down on Friday afternoon so I had ample time to do pre-race scouting ...

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Austin City For My New Limits

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Austin City For My New Limits

This weekend I’m doing my first Half Ironman, Austin 70.3! Why Austin, you ask? Well, I had money to burn, and I heard that half Ironmans are an efficient way to do it. Just kidding! I wanted a challenge and always considered moving up in race distance.

The idea of Austin was planted by my friend and racewife, Cecilia. I told her we had to train together at least once a week if I signed up, and we ...

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Triathflight to Omaha: 3 flights, 3 legs, and 3rd place Podium Finish at Age Group Nationals

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Triathflight to Omaha: 3 flights, 3 legs, and 3rd place Podium Finish at Age Group Nationals

One of these days, I’m going to do a cold weather triathlon, where I need to wear a neoprene cap and dance around on the beach next to a solar-powered space heater while waiting for the race to start. Age Group National Championships was not one of those days. Middle America, specifically Omaha, Nebraska, boasted temperatures in the mid-90s when I arrived on August 12th.

The August 12th 4pm arrival was nearly a full day later than the original plan. My ...

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My First NYC Tri, Mechanical, and Hudson River Immersion

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My First NYC Tri, Mechanical, and Hudson River Immersion

The day began at 4:05am as I waited for the Uber with my Triathlon neighbors, Liz and Juan. After an easy 10 minute commute, I set up transition by the light of the temporary field lights spotlighting the thousands of bikes in Transition Yellow. I found my friend and eventual racewife, Cecilia, and we jogged to transition, which felt much less energy-intensive than walking. After my first swim warmup with Cecilia’s elastic bands (learn from the best!) and the world’s best acclimation ...

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I’m a Better Person (than you)

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I’m a Better Person (than you)

Lately, it seems like I have nothing else to post on social media other than the accomplishments of my nephew Curtis Thompson. Curtis is a 20-year old rising junior at Mississippi State University whose accolades and accomplishments surpass his young age. Some of them include:  Gatorade New Jersey State High School Player of the Year, 2x All-American, NCAA champion, Record Breaker at Olympic Trials, Silver medalist at Olympic Trials. So yes, I am proud. As the young kids say, “Hella ...

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The Project 2016 Playlist

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The Project 2016 Playlist

I will skip the part where I bemoan my inability to write a blog post consistently. I want to talk about the future, 2016 – which is more than one lap of a mile over. For the 5 readers here who know me well, you understand that music is an important part of my life. Since the 6th grade I have been an ardent fan of electronic music, and for that reason, I thought I would put out my Project ...

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My Return to Blogging, Racing

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My Return to Blogging, Racing

It’s been so long since I wrote a blog piece, and even longer since I enjoyed the grind of getting ready for a race. My last significant race was Duathlon Worlds in August 2013. While I wasn’t literally held together with duct tape, it sure felt like it. My body and spirit were broken, and I just wanted the season to end.

Well it ended, and I couldn’t imagine that the post season was going to hurt even more than ...

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GPS Art Contest Winner

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GPS Art Contest Winner

Larry Bird was a cocky SOB, but when he famously walked into the locker room before the first ever  NBA 3-point shooting contest and asked “which one of you is coming in second?”. He was just that good.

Well thanks for the entries in the GPS art contest, in which we challenged you to “draw” a design by riding or running, but early on it became clear that this was a race for second place, and that Michael Wallace was going to ...

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