I want to motivate and inspire any athlete whether attempting their first race, or looking for a personal best.

Through my blog, I share my previous race experience, provide training tips that have worked for me, and write about tools I currently use.

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Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz - September 11th

PR's, cold water, and lots of fun! I think I was probably one of the first people to sign up for the IM 70.3 Santa Cruz! I like to plan ahead of time when it comes to my racing schedule, and paying the entrance fee in advance is just one more way to feel committed for the training ahead. This year has been all about learning from my experiences and pushing beyond my comfort zone. Building up to the race, I competed in several Olympic distance races and IM 70.3 Saint George. Also, I was lucky to have met Nodair Razi, an ultra cyclist, and amazing person who really pushed my cycling skills to a new level. The day started at 5am. The hotel bed was amazing! I just wanted to keep on sleeping, but

Tri Santa Cruz - August 14th

A fast, spectator-friendly course A few weeks ago, I had the chance to race at the Tri Santa Cruz Olympic distance triathlon organized by Finish Line Productions. It also happened to be the Para-triathlon international championship, a memorable experience I will talk more about shortly. I was looking for a local race in the area as preparation for the 70.3 Santa Cruz Ironman happening September 11. This year I have been focusing on increasing some speed, and the Olympic distance is a great way to do this. My first impressions about the venue were great! I love the local triathlon atmosphere, mixed with the competitiveness of an Olympic triathlon. Pre-race prep: Since the race was only a few

Whatever you do, commit to it.

If you want to be a doctor, commit to it. If you want to start your own business, commit to it. If you want the job of your dreams, commit to it. Whatever you decide doing in your life, commit to it. The simple fact of life is that we try to over-complicate things for the sake of trying to please everyone around us. We spend so much time looking for ways to be accepted that we forget who we truly are, and what is it that we want to achieve on our own lives. In a way, following others is easier, but more complicated. Trying to fit in everywhere ultimately makes us looe ourselves to the point that we can't recognize who we are anymore. Following your own path, on the other hand, is simple, but

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