Refilling the Glass

In previous blogs, I have referenced my epiphany a few years back when I realized I had become a ‘glass half empty’ person.  What was happening in my life to make me unhappy? I have a great family and friends, successful career, good health, and a solid outlet for relieving stress and finding enjoyment. Why … Continue reading

A Little Wisdom from Dad

I’ve always believed that my father was the smartest person I’ve ever known. As a nuclear/electrical engineer, Dad designed equipment for the Apollo and space shuttle programs as well as safety equipment for nuclear plants. With multiple patents for various high-tech gadgetry, he was clearly well educated and very practical in matters of science. During … Continue reading

Tianna’s Race

This blog space is not just about my stories and life lessons. During the course of this blog, I have received or come across many situations in which an athlete or a sports enthusiast has brought out some wonderful life experiences of their own. One such person who I have started to follow recently is … Continue reading

Just the Smallest Little Thing

Going into each triathlon season, I love to look at a wide variety of races and plan out the summer. I choose some races because they look fun, some pose interesting travel destinations and there always ends up being that one race that sticks out as the primary hard-core race of the season. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

Team Before Self

In the world of professional sports, virtually every athlete is a part of a team. Some share the field with the athlete, but most ‘team-mates’ reside on the sideline. I am always amazed and energized when a professional athlete sets aside their personal goals and puts their team-mates first. Recently, Egan Bernal, the winner of … Continue reading

Aggravated Running

In previous blogs, I have talked about how I have found life balance through sports. In particular, as a ‘strong willed’ child, my parents encouraged me to find an outlet for excessive energy. As I have gotten older, that same strategy has been extremely important to my well-being and sense of balance. Two years ago, … Continue reading

Start a Tradition

When I say that I graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota, most people would either think I am making it up or not know where it is. A small college located on the only hill amidst cornfields for miles, the history of St. Olaf stems from Norwegian immigrants. As students, we were reminded … Continue reading

Riding With a Stranger

One of my favorite bicycling routes starts at the East end of Donner Lake and heads west over Donner Pass in the Sierras, down to Cisco Grove and back again. It’s about 45 miles out and back, starting at about 6000 feet elevation and traverses the summit twice at about 7100 feet.  Near the beginning … Continue reading

Balance: What happens without it.

A few years back, I had ‘one of those days’. You know the kind of day I’m talking about. You’re not sure why, but the world just seems a little bleaker, people seem grumpier, and I’m just not ‘with it’. So I did what I normally do when I need to sort things out; I … Continue reading

Hang Out With Good People

The other day, I wrote about finding balance and referred to my friend and training partner Les. After reading the blog, Les responded with a situation and a life lesson from our miles on the bike. Towards the end of one of our 100 plus mile bike rides, I was leading the ride back home. Since … Continue reading


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