I have not been able to dedicate myself entirely to triathlon training this season. So consequently I have had to downgrade or drop my time goals entirely. My sole goal now is to finish. After mom’s passing, I spent much of August with my family and much of it avoiding friends and colleagues. Avoiding the… Read More Finish Strong
In the last week of August, we took a much needed beach vacation with the family. With a packed minivan of beach towels, toys, chairs, we departed for our rental in Bethany Beach, DE. The boy cousins bonded. From playing at the boardwalk arcade to sharing ice cones, they were unsurprisingly inseparable. My eldest bunked with her… Read More Beach Week 2016
All you wanted for your family was for us to be happy. And to stick together. As a little girl, after a fight with one of my siblings over who had the tv remote, who cut the Barbie’s hair, who stole the toy in the cereal box , you would remind me that family comes first.… Read More Mamá
My fitness journey started with the goal to lose excessive baby weight. But the more I get into health and fitness, the more I see unhealthy habits and thinking.… Read More Rock My Body
I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. Numb from the rib cage down, a curtain drawn over my midsection, and feeling a fair amount of painless prodding, I found myself listening hard for your cry.… Read More Like It Was Yesterday
The last leg of my 100 fly was grueling. Just as I finished 75 meters, I felt a sudden pressure tightening my leg and shoulder muscles, choking my breathing. And ultimately robbing my confidence as I watched swimmers pass me and my lead disappear. This was a pain I had never felt before.… Read More Step Up. Take Your Mark. Beep.
This summer, I took to triathlon training again after taking a three-year hiatus after having my son. Combining masters swimming practices with weekend bike rides and running outdoors on neighborhood trails, I successfully completed a sprint triathlon in August. I had hoped to complete a second Olympic distance race in September, but a busy work… Read More Tenacious and Fearlessly Jumping