Photos from the Triathlon Plus Magazine photoshoot are complete! We did have them on the media page of the blog here……. but we did need to take them down, just until the article is published at the end of the month! I don’t quite know the etiquette of these sorts of things!

 Thank you so much to Amanda Padgham for working with me, I am not a very photogenic girl! And thanks to Triathlon Plus Magazine for affording me the opportunity to share my story. This isn’t about photos and beauty (what?????? You mean no international supermodel career??????). It’s about reaching out and sharing a story.  It’s my hope that somewhere over in the UK a young girl will read this and understand that not only is there recovery, but there is life after an eating disorder. While I don’t know how to tell you to recover, I can tell you that recovery exists. The opportunity to be able to share that and be a real human being who lives it is really a blessing. I have worked very hard for my recovery and I can’t tell you the road is easy or that it stays easy. But I can tell you it exists. I can tell you that if I have been able to travel it, so can you.

Eighty some people joined us for our “Your First Triathlon; The Keuka Lake Triathlon” Last night, and I can’t thank you all enough for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk shop with me. I realize I am only 36 years old, but I’ve been in this sport…. geez over 12 years. When I began there were no timing chips, no online results, none of that stuff. transitions were first come first serve, results weren’t up for days, and there was no Score-This Series!

I feel incredibly fortunate to have had not only the opportunity to share what I know with folks last night, but to have the opportunity to work with so many incredible athletes. I love working with people. I love figuring out how to help them succeed.

This weekend we will be heading to the Keuka Lake Triathlon down in Penn Yann NY. Not too far from here. I am not racing, I am on an off week (I get to race in 3 short weeks!!!!!). Most of my triathlon team is competing. In fact our athletes are competing in Honu 70.3, Mooseman 70.3, down in Memphis, N’Orleans…. not to mention the races here! It’s a big weekend for Train-This!

I love coaching. I absolutely love it. This weekend I look forward to seeing my athletes put it on the line. I can’t wait to see them laugh with each other (we are a pretty close group) share success, maybe even failure, and show themselves what they have been working for all winter long.

It’s game time kids. And I can’t freaking wait.

If you are down in Keuka, please stop by to say hello! I will be wearing the black QT2 shirt and we will have a small little tent! See you then!