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Category: Motivation


On Turning 30 (And Totally Not Freaking Out.)


So, I turn 30 today. That’s a scary thing to write, for someone who still kind of feels like she’s 17. I didn’t think much about the fact that I would be hitting this milestone back when I was, say, 28. But in the …




Summer Travel & Your Training


Summer travel & training. Yikes. This one stresses me out a lot right now. Our travel schedule—ironically, stacked with races, but for me, mostly races I’m doing talks at—makes it really hard to work in the hours needed for IM training. It’s been a …



Check Out the Real Life Shred Girls!


Welcome to the first in a series of what’s going to be a series of regular articles that highlight super cool girls doing amazing things in sport over at Shred-Girls.com, home of The Shred Girls Series! While I love the fictional Lindsay, Ali and …



What I Miss About Being ~Elite~ | Play and Productivity


A disclaimer before I start this post… I have never been a super-pro athlete at any point. I’ve trained like one, been on teams with some, and been lucky enough to be surrounded by plenty, but at my best, I was always *almost* there: …



Remember That Time I Was in a Beer Commercial?


I was feeling a little nostalgic this morning, so I figured I’d go ‘throwback thursday’ style and post about something that popped into my head the other day. Of all the stories I wanted to tell at my 10 year high school reunion, being …





How To Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine


I loved writing this piece for Nylon because I freaking love Spring Cleaning! (OK, I also love Back to School and New Years Resolutions. Really, anytime I have a good excuse to make a goals list and consider it a fresh start. I’ll be …