In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health
We took a week-long beach vacation last week to Bethany Beach, a small, family-friendly beach town with easy access to Delmarva’s attractions. Renting a house, shared with close family, the Hubby and I took the week to rest and relax after a some very busy months at work. The kids enjoyed the beaches, Assateague National… Read More Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Knowing the Warning Signs
I am completing the final weeks of base training for my next Olympic distance triathlon and feeling pretty good. I am now starting a 12-week build phase with an average of 7-10 hours per week of training. Each week will include, on average, 2-3 swim workouts, 3 bike workouts, 3 run (1 being a brick) workouts,… Read More Base Week 4: Triathlon Training
Yep, I did it. My daughter and I have been shooting video with our GoPro for the last few days, playing with video editors, and decided to publish snippets of our weekly activities.… Read More I Started a YouTube Channel!
I am a self-trained athlete. Put simply: I love to swim, ride a bike, go running, and lift heavy things. So naturally I have been swimming competitively over the winter and multisporting during the spring and summer seasons. Throughout the year, I lift. There have been many pitfalls to my self-training. The most obvious one… Read More Smart Training When Your Addicted to Overtraining
Growing up, Mom signed me up for every sport. She liked to keep her kids busy, but particularly me. She would encourage that I keep my own daughter busy as well–as the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s tools. But sports did more than keep me out of trouble, sports was my outlet. As… Read More Making Time to Rest, Time to Heal
This Sunday, I completed the Nation’s Triathlon. Well, Duathlon since the open swim was cancelled because of water conditions. I came into it with a goal to complete my very first Olympic distance event (I had been doing sprints for years) and was pretty bummed when I heard the swim was cancelled. Instead, I set modest goals, considering I… Read More Nation’s Triathlon