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Previously, on Beyond Defeat

The year 2011 was one hell of a year for me in many ways. Some were triumphant, others heartbreaking. I set off the year with the Goofy Challenge. Saturday’s Half-Marathon portion was ran with my mother who chose to celebrate being 20 years cancer free. I had been coaching her for the 3 months prior to the race and we finished together in 3:01:25! My mother had seized the day. As for Sunday’s... read more

I’m a Sponsored Athlete!

In 2008 when I decided to take up running and attempt a marathon, I had no idea it would take me this far. Running and Triathlon are an everyday piece of my vocabulary now and my world revolves around races. Is it even possible to immerse myself even more into the sport? Yes. It’s with great excitement that I would like to announce that I will be a sponsored athlete on the Kompetitive Edge team for 2012!... read more

‘Professional Athlete Simulator’ day

Training for your first Ironman is anything but easy, especially when your Coach is dedicated to making you the best athlete they can. The last few months have been 10-15 hour training weeks, which have hopefully resulted in improving my endurance. — Seeing as how NYC Marathon and Ironman Arizona were coming up fast, Coach asked that I take a day off work to get in a solid all-day training session.... read more

Fall Races – Pep Rally

Isn’t life funny? We get so wrapped up at times in what ‘we cant do’ or what we ‘don’t have.’ I sit here writing this on the eve of the Rev3 Half Ironman in South Carolina, with Ironman Arizona a month after feeling down on myself because I can’t seem to get my swim speeds up to a competitive level. — A few years back I was leaving work headed home, very wrapped up mentally in some... read more

On Fear

What are you afraid of? I have spent a lot of time thinking about fear these past few months, especially after watching my father pass away right in front of me with nothing I could do to stop it. Was I afraid of dying? Was he? Surely he had thought about it, knowing that it was a possible outcome of his Cancer. Fear is a very powerful emotion. It can stop us from achieving our true potential. I was... read more

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