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Rise Above: The Blog

Here you will find my thoughts, insights, race reviews, recommendations…

Ephesians 6:11-13

Aug/26/2016 in Focus Aid, General, Giving Back

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual...

6 Weeks Down

Jun/25/2016 in Focus Aid, General

Wow, it has been 6 weeks since I was having that blazing day at Ironman Texas that came to a sudden halt. Since has been a waiting game for the body to heal and, let me tell you, I am not 20 anymore. ...

Coping With Injuries

Jun/18/2016 in Focus Aid, General

In order to find “the limit,” you have to step over it.  Most of the time it is as simple as “blowing up” due to muscle failure or nutritional meltdown, but sometimes stepping over “the limit” sidelines us with an injury.  I have found that...

Enginerding Nutrition

Jun/02/2016 in Focus Aid, General

Nailing your nutrition is extremely difficult, because every day your body’s demands are slightly different. Often times we leave a race feeling like our nutrition plan that worked in training let us down on race day. Did it really let you down, or did you...

Ironman Texas

May/19/2016 in General

The morning of Ironman Texas I was quite nervous, my ability to get to Kona was riding on a solid finish today.  The good thing was I did not need to be perfect, I just needed to race well, forget that…I am not points racing,...

70.3 New Orleans Champion

Apr/21/2016 in General, Race Reviews

Next week I will talk about the week between 70.3 Galveston and 70.3 New Orleans, but this week we talk about winner winner chicken dinner. At a few minutes after 6am an announcement was made that the race start would be delayed because a few of...

70.3 Galveston – 4th

Apr/14/2016 in General, Race Reviews

It is funny how confidence in your abilities ebs and flows as training progresses throughout the season. As of late, I have been training hard but not really confident of what I can do in the race. Which meant heading into Memorial Herman 70.3 Galveston...

Let’s Get It On!

Apr/07/2016 in General

I have ridden is snow, sleet, rain, wind, sunshine, and most would expect for me to say this winter or this month, but truth be told it all has been in the last 5 days.  Now I get to go race in a places that...