Kona Inspired – A Vote For Kelly is a Vote for Mari.

Kona Inspired – A Vote For Kelly is a Vote for Mari.

Apr 29

In late 2012, Team In Training’s Ironteam Los Angeles lost one of our own when our dear friend and fellow teammate/athlete Marisela Echeverria was tragically taken from us in a bike accident as she trained for Ironman Arizona.  I have yet to write about this unbelievably painful loss on this blog.  Sometimes the words are just hard to come by, and this is one of those things that I found...

On The Outside Looking In and Dreams of Ultrarunning

On The Outside Looking In and Dreams of Ultrarunning

Mar 24

Its only my first weekend on crutches, and I’m already jumping out of my skin.  I’m not going to lie, this weekend has been tough.  Not only has it been tough because I’m hopping around on two sticks that are chafing the crap out of my armpits and making everything a complete pain in the ass, but its been tough because so many of my former TNT Ironteam teammates are out there...

Malibu Ride – Time Lapse

Malibu Ride – Time Lapse

Jan 31

Check out this time lapse video of our ride this past Saturday, shot by @esdi

Build Week #2 – Complete

Build Week #2 – Complete

Jan 29

92 miles later, build week #2 is complete and we’re heading into our first recovery week of the 2 week build/1 week recovery cycle.  I’m feeling really, really good right now.   My legs feel strong and the only complaint I have is I can’t seem to get rid of this knot/aching on the right side of my lower back, but what else is new. We rode 50 miles yesterday in some pretty...

Ironman Round 2 – I’m coming for you New York!

Ironman Round 2 – I’m coming for you New York!

Jan 26

First off, let me just throw it out there that I might be the world’s worst blogger.  So much for talking about my Ironman journey last year.  My last blog entry was so long ago that I didn’t even have a road bike yet.  Yikes! Its a shame that I didn’t keep up with it, as so much crazy, intense, and amazing shit happened over the course of the past year that I wouldn’t...

Back in the Water

Back in the Water

Feb 04

I finally got to swim again this morning!  My kick-ass physical therapist, Mary Baker over at Evolution, told me to give it a shot today to see how my shoulder feels. She said not to push it and to restrict myself to around 250m or so, which is exactly what I did. At first I was a little worried….the first 2 laps were nerve-racking as hell.  There was a lot of crunchiness is my shoulder,...