Masking up!!

While we’ve passed the 1 year mark of the pandemic that has changed everyday life, there is light at the end of the tunnel. With that new day around the corner, I still believe there are some things here to stay, like mask wearing. While it may not be what it looks like while theContinue reading “Masking up!!”

The Mighty Anacostia parkrun / (not) parkrun – Washington, DC

You’ve heard me say this before.. a very important part of living an active lifestyle is surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having a community to support you. Meet another one of my fitness families – the Anacostia Parkrun! Check out this fantastic blog article written about this particular parkrun. For more information on parkrun,Continue reading “The Mighty Anacostia parkrun / (not) parkrun – Washington, DC”


Accountability Is The Key To Success This is another one of my important communities/families that helps keep me connected and motivated… we all came together through training for and trying to get better at the multisport of triathlon! While we all continue to pursue personal goals, we have had a continual monthly challenge centered aroundContinue reading “AITKTS Family”

When being “basic” is a good thing

Life was good when I felt comfortable going to the gym… training was always beastmode, or at least it got to that point by the end of the workout!! Some key things I’ve learned during this pandemic are having the ability to be patient, adapt, and persevere!! While I’ve been getting the cardio in –Continue reading “When being “basic” is a good thing”

Building a community

A very important part of trying to be the best version of yourself and living an active lifestyle (my personal choice), is surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having a community that supports you. Since we are generally social by nature, having a community is a great way to check in with, and on, yourContinue reading “Building a community”

DOn’t quIT

I haven’t posted about my own training for awhile… because I didn’t feel like I was getting anything done!!! I’m sure we ALL have felt like that during this pandemic!! So I haven’t swam since February 2020… I haven’t done any strength workouts consistently, if at all… my diet has been just OK at bestContinue reading “DOn’t quIT”

Continuing with Virtual Events through the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s hilarious that literally back in August one of my best friends asked me about these virtual events and how motivated am I to do them… and here we are nearing the end of October and I’ve done 4 virtual events (Chicago duathlon, Run Across California, Army 10 miler, and BMR Virtual Series) with aContinue reading “Continuing with Virtual Events through the COVID-19 pandemic”

Pandemic Fatigue

A little vulnerability and disclosure here… but I truly don’t feel it’s being vulnerable as much as it’s being honest! How can you trust things I say or listen to things I talk about if I’m not forthcoming with how I’m also affected on a personal level? So here goes – this pandemic has takenContinue reading “Pandemic Fatigue”

Before the pandemic… (no face covering other than the beard)

This run was from December 9th, 2019 Slow as a 🐢… but got it done AND was able to beat the rain this morning! #striveforgreatness #findyouranchor #canaw #wolfpackinfluence #viejostrong #grind #inspire #beinspired #noexcuses #noexcusesjustresults #triathlontraining #vybe #kisscantgoodbye #nocantzone #trainhylete #makeyourownmold

Finding alternative ways to stay motivated

Got out this morning while there was still a nice breeze and before today’s heat literally melts everything… 3 the hard way – even though it’s a lifestyle, having an event to look forward to and to train for makes it soooo much easier! I’m definitely continuing to learn how to use different goals toContinue reading “Finding alternative ways to stay motivated”