Just lying down on the job 🙃......
After destroying my shoulder a couple years back, strong 5k swim this am was brought to you by keeping on top of the little things (pre-habbing) that have become way more important (and harder at times for me) then muscling through the big stuff!! Time consuming yes, but knowing letting them go can mean letting go of the big things, means : WE ARE ON IT!! Thanks to PSM for always guiding the way and thinking of new sport specific challenges + not letting me cheat 🙄🤷♀️ :) #fridayfeels#fundamentals#presidiosportsandmedicine#suuntoteam#justpartofthefurniture#itsanongoingprocess
Mind Wandering Wednesday- to blue skies & sunny smiley miles out in Joshua Tree this day 3yrs ago!! To the first time I fell in love with cycling all over again, after a struggle to find the love (which was scary for me personally to lose on a number of levels!) - my clavicle/ elbow that both broke still really hurt to ride and somewhat fear from the crash and surgery! The moment it came back though (about right here) ahhhh was true love & even deeper appreciation 🙃🙏 ! #rideon#joshuatree
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That time last weekend when Nico asked me “why are we all of a sudden going zone 5 +?” and I replied “Because Kyle is taking a picture!” 🤦♀️😂 then it was silent for a bit 😆.....
Just add it to the collection🙋♀️🙃🇦🇺
I remember writing in my journal “pain seemed meaningless and energy seemed endless with that thought”..... A few years back 6mnths post femur fracture I raced IM Kentucky with my coach, with no expectations and my longest run of 90min. The time leading up to it Hayden (pictured here, who I lived with and Au Paired for full time) had taken a turn for the worse and was in a pretty critical state at UCSF. Hayden has a rare bone disease called FOP (the disease that turns you to stone). Hayden is a special kid he would never complain (even tho he had every right to), he would be pissed if we were late for soccer training, although he couldn’t physically play he would turn up to each training in his jersey, he entered each day with a smile and always a joke or two. Before I left I basically had to say goodbye to Hayden maybe the hardest thing I had done, as we were unsure. My coach had known how hard it had been and kinda of been on the journey too (via me) and how special of kid H was. That weekend we raced Kentucky on the bike I thought about H a lot how we joked about racing like his video games blowing up the targets one by one, on the run I saw 2nd coming for me hard, and all I could think about was hell no you don’t as all I wanted to do so much was be able to hopefully have the opportunity to tell Hayden WE won an IM(he always loved hearing about races) and with that thought right then “pain seemed meaningless & energy seemed endless” as I ran away to my first IM AG win in 103 heat. I hugged a volunteer and said THAT was for a special little boy (explained) and she started crying too and we hugged it out. My coach found me he had won also and gave me a kiss on the head & said “that was for H too..”! When we returned we took our trophies into Hayden, his eyes lit up, so did his smile. My coach said “sometimes you need to find something special out there and that’s when I thought of you, thank you”. 8yrs later defying the odds he is winning the biggest Ironman ever graduating HS and living his best life like a champ! Thank you for inspiring H !! Dinner soon !!! #inspireliveinspired#morethansport#findingstronger#writethatbook
I think I wrote - February is for getting #FITAF .....
January was “ok” but Feb hello you are killing it already...... crew got the memo 📝 as did these leggies and arms #progress !! Lots of awesome team work pulling out some great gains this weekend for all. Early seasons can be tough but surrounding yourself with supportive, encouraging people who push you yet celebrate each other’s wins (+ not afraid to give a bit of smack talk in good spirit to each other) makes it a lot more “awesomer”!!! #forward#teamwork#teamFLICK#trainhardrecoverharder#normatec#bayclubhappy#whatfootballbutifthereisfood :)
Sliding into Saturday like...
Sometimes your mate may just need you to line them up and give them a little push in the right direction in order to fly..... “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle...” they actually shine brighter together- lift a mate this weekend and you will both fly ✈️ ✌️!! Happy weekend !! PS love my boys ❤️🤗 #family#teamwork#growwings#saturdaysmiles#siblings#teamFLICK
Where we ride 🙏❤️🚲🙌 😍...
“Be still..... may your limits be unknown, may your efforts be your own....
Be still..... one day you will leave fearlessness on your sleeve!” 🎶 The Killers.
Something about the stillness that is empowering, learning to calm the mind in the storm in training, intervals, racing & life and embrace & see the opportunity in it all (rather then fight it, is a great learning curve/ game changer)...... #bestill#riseuplikethesun#viewnevergetsold#whereweride#timetrialtuesday#opportunity#gratitude
Today my bike and I smiled 😃 a lot, because we back outside + sometimes it’s better to smile and stay silent then say what your legs really think about taking a break and now working back 🙃 but loved all of it - so good to be back outside chasing some ⛰ + 💨 + fitness - seeing so many peeps enjoying outside the one day without 🌧 it was amazing 🙌💪👋👊!! 🚲!!...
As an era of the “Timex Team” comes to an end, I just truly want to thank and express how grateful I have been to fly the colors of the longest standing triathlon team ever. What a feeling it is when every time over my 6yrs on the team I put THE kit on I felt an obligation/ desire to be a better athlete, a better role model/ influencer/ leader, a better person, find 10 more watts or suffer a little bit more, because one could only want to strive to be half of what my team mates were, (every single one of them) and represent. In a team where your mates win was as good as your own (literally tears for each other at times), and where someone’s weakness would soon be made someone’s strength with the help of the team. A team not afraid to wear g-strings and run around the giants stadium, to poop the potato or to hump the ballon on a team mates back in order to win (and laugh) at all costs. To be part of a team that as a whole helped individuals do more, be more and achieve more (through thick & thin) you soon learned the true value this team has had on you as an athlete and in life!!! Thanks for the growth, the friendships, the support to help us chase our dreams and most of all the lifetime memories just so grateful was able to walk this path on the journey! 🤙❤️❤️❤️👋👋👋 #thankyou#butareyourshoesaero#morethansport