Response From Toughman Triathlon

I received a quick and polite response to my letter to Toughman Triathlon yesterday. Here it is in full: Laura, I appreciate your feedback as it really matters to us what our racers and their families think. No offence was meant by having peelers from the magazine. We thought of it as a goof actually not something […]

An Open Letter To Toughman Triathlon

To The Race Organizers of the Toughman Triathlon, Yesterday I had the chance to attend a Toughman Triathlon 70.3 event. It was a spectacular day. A friend was competing and I went to support him. I couldn’t help but notice (as I’m sure was the intention) the ladies from Maxim magazine who were located between the […]

Big Swim. Done.

A little late in updating, but my big swim is done. And if I may say so, I ROCKED THAT. I went into it really not knowing what would happen. I had so many panic swims that I started to just expect it. Rather than assuming that eventually the panic wouldn’t come, I decided to assume […]

Skinny Is Not Amazing

I’ve lost 30 pounds in the last 7 months. They needed to go, and I feel great. As I’ve seen friends and family throughout my transformation, my physical changes have been the topic of much discussion. I have been told countless times, primarily by women, that I am “so skinny!” or “tiny!” or “small!” They […]

Embracing My Open Water Swim Fear

I was hoping that I would do so many open water swims that the fear just wouldn’t come. I don’t know, maybe that will still happen. But I’m thinking there’s an alternative. Maybe what I need to do is know that it will come, and learn to be ok with that too. Let me walk […]