Category: motivation

Adopting a New Attitude

Yesterday, I worked the Chevron Houston Marathon.  This morning, I am seizing the opportunity to warm-up, and enjoy some down time.  I work at the Finish Line with the Medical Team, and it is can be quite exhilarating and cold.   The Finish Line is shaded by trees and buildings, and if Houston brings wind…

Resolutions on a Rolling Start?

  It’s that time of year again…… The gyms will be packed, the pools will have no lanes, and suddenly everyone is out on running track.    And then, by March….. all those, well, the majority of those will ghost.    This is the season the personal trainers become sharks and predators (as if they…

Ever wonder about how real your goal is?

Be forewarned this, yes, THIS is going to get personal.   I want to apologize.  I feel I have neglected you.  (As well as my personal blog).   My focus has been the Otter Tri Team, PINK otters and growth, that somewhere you got lost in the shuffle.   It was my intent to write…

Begin your journey today

 The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. -Tony Robbins.  Today begins National Triathlon Week.  While many of you have successfully completed your first, second or even twentieth tri, there are some reading this who are still sitting on the fence, not sure where to begin.   I participate in several different triathlon…

GAIN 2018 — Reflections

 


You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.   ~Brian Tracy

 

 

 

It is easy to become an island in our thought processes, as well as our social interactions, both professionally and personally.   It is not easy learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, challenging our thought processes, to step in new directions and go!  But it is doing those things that have provided me the ability to move across country and relocate to Houston, to announce I am taking my career in a new direction and leaving the ‘swim lesson’ business, and founding The Otters, a youth tri team.   And sometimes, the results are spectacular, while others an experiment in learning.  

     

To continue challenging myself in the aspect of coaching and athletic development, I have joined an amazing community of professionals around the globe at GAIN.   Founded and organized by Vern Gambetta, the premise of a week of coming together to learn and share ideas has evolved to what it is today, a community of professionals from different aspects of sport and performance, coming together to learn and share, to challenge our thought processes about training so we can in turn provide for the athletes we coach.  We spend the week together.  Housed at Rice University, much of the learning takes place outside the classroom.   We eat together, have organized Movement Madness (organized and structured playtime) together, as well as trips to Valhalla in the evenings.   Friendships are developed over the week, and nurtured throughout the year.  

IronMan Texas

Brrrr!!! It is cold!  Are they really going to swim?    You can tell I have been in Texas two-years.   I forgot about wetsuits, and chilly temps—those things that may be necessary for Spring races in the NorthEast.    Yesterday, I hung out at the Finish Line at IronMan Texas in Galveston.    …

Coaches Education — A Day With Team MPI

Yesterday, I had the privelege of spending the day with Team MPI as part of their Coaches Retreat.   The retreat was for their coaches designed for continuing education, networking and FUN!   And while I was the only represetnative of an outside coaching family, I was welcomed with open arms.  It was pretty cool…

Goals, goals, goals, goals!

Sitting in my living room, watching a movie while reading a blogpost from Nick Symmonds, founder of RunGum, I was compelled to think of all the goals and dreams and aspirations I had for 2017.   And while many did not happen, I could not have dreamt of where I am now.   And then, looking…

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 get caught up.  The day is defense or a reaction to everyone and everything around…