Thanks for following my 2015 season thus far. Fortunately, I'm just getting started.
I've gotten to be one of the best triathletes in the world by working my butt off, trusting in my support system, and believing in myself. If I walked away just because of a bad workout or terrible race, I'd have quit athletics a long time ago. In fact...I probably would have never started. Even though I've been disappointed in the final result in my past few races, I'm encouraged by my fitness and general progression.
I've found that tying feelings of self-worth to performances in workouts or races-both good and bad-is a recipe for un-fulfillment. I like for my training and racing to reflect the person I am, not define it. My primary focus for 2015 continues to be qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. My first chance to do so comes by recording a top-8 finish at the Olympic-trial race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 2.
In the meantime, I'm spending Memorial Day with my family back home in Wildwood Crest, NJ, and then I'll head to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a month of altitude training. I'll continue to keep you posted!