30 04, 2012

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

April 30th, 2012|

People may read the title to this blog and instantly think, 'why on earth would I ever want to get comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE?!” This seems like pure insanity. After all, who wants to be in any discomfort! I totally understand this initial thought process! With that said... Within purplepatch, we dive into the

22 03, 2012

Dreaming in Color: IMNZ 70.3

March 22nd, 2012|

I have always had the mindset that DREAMING IN COLOR was the best way to approach all realms of LIFE. I feel as if this thought process sets one up for success vs. the potential for any disappointment. A basic example of this can even come into play when talking about a simple

24 01, 2012

An Enriched Holiday Season

January 24th, 2012|

Happy New Year to everyone! It's been a really enriching holiday season for us and we feel so fortunate. Even though I am grateful for what I have in life EVERY SINGLE DAY, I feel like it is magnified even more so during the holiday time. I know I have this trend of

29 11, 2011

Pushing Past The Plateau

November 29th, 2011|

When I take a bird's eye view at the 2011 season, I am very grateful to have experienced everything I did this year. I hit some rough patches in my opening races which left a lot of health issues in question but it was very important to me to use those mishaps to

15 11, 2011

Team USA: Happy Days

November 15th, 2011|

Heading into ITU LC WC, I was still on a high from my sister's wedding the weekend before and those memories were certainly still heavily and fondly on my mind. I was really excited to be a part of a 'world championship' and to represent the USA. In addition, I was PUMPED for

15 11, 2011

Celebrating in Cbus: Kels & Dave’s Wedding week!

November 15th, 2011|

The end of October was a very special weekend for my family as it was Kelsey and David's wedding weekend! Pictures DEFINITELY have to do most of the talking as words cannot FULLY express what a FUN, PRICELESS and PERFECT week this was--we had an absolute blast. I flew to Cbus a week

20 10, 2011


October 20th, 2011|

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to race another half Rev 3 triathlon in Anderson, South Carolina. Once again, Rev 3 delivered unforgettable memories for all of it's participants. As I experienced while taking part in Rev 3 Portland earlier in the summer, this company is truly FIRST CLASS. Their attention

18 10, 2011

Arctic Ease: Bag the Ice, Ease the Pain!

October 18th, 2011|

I'm REALLY delighted to be a part of the Arctic Ease family and could not ask for a better sponsor! I recently had the opportunity to visit them in Providence and it was an unforgettable experience. Be on the look out for this innovative, authentic and unique's going places. It's supported too

18 10, 2011

Committed: Wisco Disco

October 18th, 2011|

The Dixon Double proved to be as hard as it's sounds...albeit a wonderful experience that I would not take back for anything. I knew it wasn't going to be easy and I was not surprised with how IN THE WELL I was (especially) the second half of that marathon! GUH! Will continue to

8 09, 2011


September 8th, 2011|

It was an amazing experience going back to Penticton this year. I love the city as it reminds me of Lake Tahoe and wine country all wrapped up into one. A happy place to be. Having the Kesslers, Sterlings and AK there, as ever, was priceless. There is nothing better than seeing people