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April 11, 2018

Can I just say, I LOVE RACING. It invigorates my soul and it’s the best feeling in the world. The Seal Sprint was SUCH a fun way to start off my 2018 season!

So flying in and getting my bike to San Diego (from Oregon) was nothing short of a nightmare but that’s a story for another time. I decided to go check out my course the night before the race. I really wanted to know where I was swimming and since the race was the biggest...

December 30, 2017

"You're SO TALL" 

"Are you nordic? You're tall and blonde, you must be nordic"

"How tall is your family?"

"Your legs are a mile long"

"You look like a giraffe running"

"Can you reach the top shelf for me please?"

Welcome to being a tall gal, In the world of athletics I don't notice my height because most other rowers are also super tall! Go back to the normal world though, I can be the tallest person in the room at any point in my d...

December 17, 2017

I may like the wind blowing my hair (in the right direction) but oh, do I hate the wind in my eyeballs! To the point of wearing my seeing glasses on the bike if it's a desperate moment!

I have the SPY Flyer's from SPY Optical with their signature SEE HAPPY lenses. This is my first pair of high end racing glasses. Growing up rowing my policy was "I can't have nice things" because of the number of times I had to dive off the dock...

December 10, 2017

In the famous words of Freddie Mercury- I want to ride my bike! I've been riding a bike since I was a kid. I learned pretty quickly after earning a drivers license just how expensive gas is, so I reverted back to my two wheeler for a lot of commuting. I went through mountain bikes and vintage road bikes alike. Growing up in a big city allowed a LOT of choice when it came to buying bikes. We were also blessed with bike lanes on...

December 10, 2017

Long ago in a country far away (but right next door actually) a very long legged kid fell in love with water. Swimming pools were my favorite thing and by far the coolest thing anybody I knew had at their home. I swam competitively as a kid, although for me it was always fun. Coach would tell me "move your arms a little bit faster... push a little harder next time." I liked to win but I loved the water more so I was just conte...

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