One More Wave: Helping Veterans and Surfers by Swimming around Manhattan Island

The countdown is on to New York and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s felt like a rough go this training year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to finish no matter what, but it will be a challenge! For so many reasons my swim, work, and personal schedule hasn’t been as optimal…… Continue reading One More Wave: Helping Veterans and Surfers by Swimming around Manhattan Island

Inspiration: Heart, Commitment, Pursuit and Story

Inspiration is a funny thing.  It can come from anyone, anywhere, and at any time.  This year I was fortunate enough to be awarded the VO2 Inspirational Person of the Year Award for the 2017 season.  I’ve spoken on so many occasions this year about my English Channel swim, marathon swimming, training plans, health and…… Continue reading Inspiration: Heart, Commitment, Pursuit and Story

Swim the Suck: What happens when performance and enjoyment are removed from the equation? We learn.

How do you plan for an event that you knew going into it you wouldn’t be performing at your best? You go into it confident in the love of your sport and make an enjoyment plan instead of a performance plan. That is exactly what I did, I planned on enjoying Swim the Suck, enjoying…… Continue reading Swim the Suck: What happens when performance and enjoyment are removed from the equation? We learn.

Scoops of Sherbet: What is your purpose? (a serious, not serious post)

What is your purpose? I challenge people to really think about that question. Not discuss it with others or bounce ideas of one another, but really think about the things they are doing in life, their beliefs, the relationships they have, their emotional connections and how they all align. Do they align with what you…… Continue reading Scoops of Sherbet: What is your purpose? (a serious, not serious post)

England to France: The Beautiful Wait Begins….

What a trip, what a journey and it’s not even begun! I’ve been in Dover, England for a little over a week and it has been a beautiful, humbling, frustrating, amazing and wonderful experience that is just beginning. The travel to Dover took about 22 hours between car, flight, luggage transfer, layovers, but we arrived…… Continue reading England to France: The Beautiful Wait Begins….