South Beach Triathlon: Training For Two

Time is speeding by and the South Beach Triathlon is around the corner. This race will be unlike any other for me as I will be Kerry Gruson’s able body in the half mile swim, Read More …

#ThumbsUp Tackles The Carnaval Miami 5k

I’ve told Kerry Gruson’s story hundreds of times and it doesn’t get any easier.  In our #ThumbsUp campaign we want the world to know what happened to her.  But we want you to focus on Read More …

Running As Miami Famous: The Miami Marathon & Tropical 5k

It’s Wednesday and I am still waddling like a duck; this must mean it was Miami Marathon weekend.   I know this because for the past two years my husband Joe ran the marathon and he Read More …

Kerry Gruson and I Tackle The South Beach Triathlon As One

Life is hard for Kerry Gruson.  As a quadriplegic, she needs help doing most of the things you and I take for granted: from cooking to brushing her teeth.  But it wasn’t always like that.  Read More …

When Fitness Becomes A Habit

Strange things happen: difficult things become easier; effort becomes habit.  I no longer smoke, nor drink alcohol or soda. At first, these changes seemed impossible and the withdraw symptoms, even from Diet Coke, were difficult. Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Training Week 22 – An Attitude of Gratitude

Have I really been training for IronMan Florida for 22 weeks?  Is the race less than a week away? It’s crazy but true.  I am no longer in denial about the race being so close, Read More …

Tri Chat: IronMan Florida Training Week 21 – Taper Trouble

The less you do, the less you can do.  I’m in the beginning of my IronMan Florida taper.  It’s not that there is no training, but comparing to what I’ve just been through, it’s nothing.  Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Week 20 – Run Forrest Run

Twenty seems like such a milestone number … twenty weeks of IronMan Florida training; but in reality week twenty was a blur.  It’s Sunday and I’m still not sure how I got here.  All I Read More …

TriChat: IronMan Florida Training Week 18 – Taper Tantrum

Training for an IronMan is a long haul where  you push your body past the point you thought you could.  That is a lot of stress so every once in a while, well every once Read More …