Professional athlete and 3-time Ironman champion

Workout Hypochondria; Coach Jesse Wins

My old swim coach, Richard Quick, used to say to me, "Dede, if there was an event; the 1650 backstroke, I think you could win Olympic Gold."

Um, gee. Thanks? I guess??

I think this was meant to be sort of a compliment, but seeing as there was no 1650 backstroke, I often wondered if he really just

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Even God Took a Rest on the 7th Day!

It is Monday and that means REST DAY! Not total rest, mind you, but with only one stupid easy session on the slate for today, it’s cause for me to wake up and smile just a little, knowing I earned every ounce of the rest I’ll take today!

It’s been an awesome first full week here in Austin. The

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International Day of (no so) Awesomeness

Today is March 10. The International Day of Awesomeness. Don’t believe me? Google it!

So far, though, today doesn’t feel so awesome.

Alarm went off at 4:45AM. Ouch! Believe it or not, that used to be "late" for me. Back when I was a Wall Street gal, I’d get up at 4:30 to go run, so I could be

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Hell Hath Frozen Over at the Frozen Shamrock

Well shut the front door! I actually won a race that had no swim. No bike. And didn’t involve chugging a beer! I won a RUNNING RACE! I think Hell might have just frozen over!

We returned from our family vacation (aka, training camp aboard a cruise ship) on late Saturday afternoon. While

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Persistence. Determination. Love. The Journey!

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