Swimmer in Transition Posts

October 14, 2017

Reflection. Nostalgia. Analysis I headed home to be inducted into my high school athletic hall of fame. I’m now fifteen years removed from that period of my life and I’ve reached a point where looking back isn’t something I do…

September 5, 2017

So many feels. Nine months. I feel like I’ve gone through a gamut of emotions this year, sorta like my own version of a pregnancy {although I’ll never experience this, nor do I intend to compare my challenges to that…

August 3, 2017

It takes so much more than pinning a number on to be able to race for 10 days straight. Yet sometimes it’s just that easy. Pin the number, tie the shoes, buckle the helmet, toe the line. The 2017 Intelligentsia…

August 2, 2017

I’ve been given a lot of opportunities this year, most of them are seemingly once in a lifetime types of chances, and I just can’t believe how lucky I am to be a part of this team. Chicago Women’s Elite…

June 19, 2017

We headed for St. Paul on Tuesday, rendezvousing with the entire squad and support crew in Milwaukee, and packed up the Sprinter Van provided by Milwaukee Cycle Center. Got a quick pre-ride of the TT course with Alison before dinner…

June 18, 2017

I’m not sure I realized how emotional this week would become. I wasn’t certain I was ready for the challenge, physically or mentally, but when placed in challenging situations we can either rise to the occasion, or falter.    Rise…

June 13, 2017

Hello, it’s been a while! 2017 has been chock full of all things cycling, but I’ve been mostly silent with the blogging. I’ve been keeping up with my written training journal, uploads to Strava/TrainingPeaks and the occasional Instagram post. I…

April 7, 2017

Dear President Mark Kennedy, I ask that you reconsider your decision to balance your budget issue by cutting athletic programs from the University. The approach taken was neither fair nor just, and hasn’t taken into consideration the history or future of…

March 27, 2017

Killer Gravel Road Race. Definitely lived up to it’s name for the 9th annual running of the race. Not sure why I allowed my new crazy friends to sway me into this. Maybe the wife guilt kicked in for saying…

February 20, 2017

I’ve always been a girl with routine. Branching out wasn’t really my thing. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch from 1st grade through my senior year. Subway order used to be 6″ ham and cheese on white,…