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Announcing OTTER Tri Team

                             I am thrilled to announce the launch of the OTTER TRI Team!   Visit:  ottertriteam.com for the most up to date information.     After several … Continue reading

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Starting the Day on Offense

The alarm goes off and the day is underway!  The cats have been walking across me for an hour, and the phone has a million messages waiting for me.   I start the day playing defense.   And I rarely … Continue reading

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Houston Kids Triathlon

   The weekend of 21 & 22 May brought some excitement.    The kids I was able to coach completed a triathlon.   For many, it was their first.  Congrats to them!    Here are some pictures from the event: … Continue reading

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TriKids Training

   TriKids Training in conjunction with the Houston Kids Triathlon is now at its half-way mark.    I am thrilled for the rest this weekend as we have time-off for Easter.  Upon return next week, there are four weeks before … Continue reading

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The Time Crunched Cyclist

  I recently spent an evening listening to Chris Carmichael, Olympic cycling coach, owner of CTS, and author of The Time-Crunched Cyclist, at Bike Barn in Houston.  He has recently published a new edition of the book, and it was interesting to hear his … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal … Continue reading

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Athletic Development — how do you understand it

I have four cats, all boys.  And yes, my apartment looks like I have boys.   All the time.   And because I have cats, I am able to observe amazing fetes of balance, jumps, climbing, leaps and runs.   … Continue reading

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Are you paying attention to the warning signs?

Today, as I was exploring the Gulf Coast of Texas, I encountered this sign.   No need to tell me twice, I have no intention of facing off with a rattler.   I stayed on the path, and headed off … Continue reading

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Gratitude

November is an interesting time of year.  It brings reflection, and gratitude challenges, and preparation for the insanity of the Christmas Holiday season.  I too have been reflecting recently on life, the past year, the coaching I do, and where … Continue reading

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Run Fast, Eat Slow.

    THIS JUST ARRIVED!! I was introduced to this cookbook through a podcast by Another Mother Runner. I was impressed with the whole food choices. And after the podcast, ordered the book.   Run Fast, Eat Slow is an … Continue reading

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