My 2017 Lessons + Learnings

I’m back, like I never left (never left!). With the same great theme song, with another IM finish line in my heart and some sweet perspective on the year of 2017… My Top 10 Lessons as a Rookie Pro Awkward firsts are a real thing. I felt like a beginner all over again this year. It […]

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when inspiration knocks…

…ya gotta open the door! i’ve found myself having a very repetitive conversation with folks lately. i’ve also found my heart rate to rise, my bum to move to the edge of my seat, and naturally, my passionate stephy-squeals are in full force…when answering the question of: “what’s next?” the crowd that asks are a […]

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My 18th Ironman Finish Line | IM Canada 2017

*oh boy! i’ve started each race report with the same first line: “I’ve struggled with where to start”…so forget it! the struggle is real yet the only thing better than starting is finishing — so without further adu, the lessons from Ironman Canada 2017! It wasn’t my best; it wasn’t the race nor the finish […]

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The ROTH Report | Challenge Roth 2017

I’ve struggled to put this race onto paper, yet I realize the sooner I can wrap it in a bow, the sooner I can take my attitude adjustment to the next level — ya know, the check up from the neck up! Because the truth is: Challenge Roth is OUT of THIS WORLD! Hands down […]

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Victoria 70.3 | a race for the character bank

At some point in time it is less about the race report and more about the race lessons. It was a year ago at a dinner after Hawaii 70.3 that I was introduced to the “race high/ race low/ what did you learn” table conversation.  RACE HIGH |Home (Canadian!) turf with Jasper + his crew […]

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Keep Calm + (ONLY!) Carry On.

In preparation for IM South Africa, I was admittedly most nervous about the 30hr plan journey. What to pack? What to eat? THIRTY hours(#bleeeeeeek)! And despite my ferocious googling, no one said: put this in your carry-on and keep calm. (I wish they did!) So, if you are planning a long-haul-adventure, perhaps to a start […]

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The Rookie Report | Ironman South Africa

Theme Song: I bless the rain down in Africa/ Gonna take some time to do the things we never had! Disclaimer: I haven’t updated my blog very diligently lately. I have had a story that the internet is already crowded enough and who cares about these updates if they are longer than an IG post? […]

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Big Vertical Bike Camp | Would You Rather…

The question was batted around at #bigverticalbikecamp: would you rather have a full time chef or a full time masseuse? My roomies both declared a chef. Our friends at dinner in fact also wished for their food to be prepared. Yet by the end of the trip, I decided that even though I do not […]

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Going Pro

“Nobody wants to show you the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show you the highlight of what they’ve become.” – Angela Duckworth, Author of GRIT The internet is a funny thing; social media so easily allows us to share our lives under filters and misunderstood hashtags. Unfortunately, it has also created a platform […]

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A Start Line that Matters

Being a self-proclaimed endurance junkie, who had found great joy in chasing Ironman finish lines over the last several years, I feel confident in discussing the power of a Start Line. (The finish lines are simply a bonus on race day — the start line is what motivates us every other day of the year.) […]

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