Winter Backcountry Hike-in Swimming: When experience is in deficit, make smart decisions and learn

Swim flop. That pretty much sums up my most recent adventure into the mountains. However, things are not always as they seem. While I (cough, cough), didn’t swim on this trip, I learned a ton about my solo comfort level in the backcountry mountain snow in search of a winter swimming paradise, the reality of…… Continue reading Winter Backcountry Hike-in Swimming: When experience is in deficit, make smart decisions and learn

Join me August 15th in Seattle for Grit+Resilience!

Join me on August 15, 2018 for the Thinkspace Grit+Resilience talk in Seattle! Super excited to be speaking about open water swimming, balancing professional success and personal passion, and how my journey to the Triple Crown parallels the entrepreneurial spirit. It’ll be a great talk, open question session, and mingle. RSVP to the Thinkspace Grit+Resilience meetup invite.…… Continue reading Join me August 15th in Seattle for Grit+Resilience!

20 Bridges Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: Drop expectations and just swim

New York, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the Big Flipper (at least that’s what I like to call it). This is the city where you can dream big, where anything can happen, and anything is exactly what happened. New York was the last leg of the Triple Crown, an open water swimming…… Continue reading 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: Drop expectations and just swim

Body Image II: Pink Sprinkled Doughnuts, Let the Frosting do the Talking

Body transformation is an amazing thing and for me it all started with a pink sprinkled doughnut. To see yourself physically look one way and then to see yourself physically look another way….. hold up, I bet you’re thinking about weight loss. A body transformation where you work hard to reduce your size, reduce your…… Continue reading Body Image II: Pink Sprinkled Doughnuts, Let the Frosting do the Talking

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