Just like many of you, I’ve been asked this question many times! So why
do you race? Is it to raise funds or awareness for a cause, do you want
to lose weight or get in shape? Are you that “type A” personality, hyper
competitive person, or just thought you would check off your bucket
list and got hooked? I can count most of those as reasons I race, but
one of the biggest, long lasting reasons is family!
I’ve already put a couple of plugs out on the social media channels,
but wanted to make it “official” for all the craziest ass of my fans
that I am in fact headed back to Wildflower this year - along with
fellow Bend-ite, 3-time defending champ, and overall awesomeness,
To me, this race obviously means a lot. It was my first win, the
first time I felt legitimized as a pro, the devastating surprise end of
my season on a roll, and probably my most shocking performance ever in a
But to be perfectly honest, I’m not heading back to Wildflower
because I want to “defend” or continue a streak or anything like that.
Sure, I would like to do those things, but that’s not the reason I’m
headed back. I’m headed back because I love it, for a lot of reasons.
All of which I’ve talked about many times before.
Over the past couple weeks I’ve had the pleasure of talking to some of
my favorite people in the sport of triathlon. After receiving
confirmation that both Jesse Thomas and Heather Jackson were returning
to defend their titles I immediately called Bob Babbitt (an industry
leader, Wildflower participant for more years that I can recall and dear
friend) to set up a podcast so we could announce their return in a fun
fashion. Joining Bob as co-host of the podcast was Paul Huddle
(Wildflower champion in 1991).
Spend less. Save more. Eat less. Exercise more. You know the drill.
2015 is here and we get to wipe the slate clean once again. It’s time
to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually
keep this time throughout the entire year...maybe.
See, it’s that last part that’s tricky: sticking to your
resolutions. 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but
only about 8 percent of us achieve them.
"My goal for 2015 is to accomplish the goals of 2014 which I should have done in 2013 because I made a promise in 2012 and planned in 2011."
People love inspiring stories, tried and tested advice, and pictures to showcase personalities.
At Tri-California we are a very different type of Event Production
Company – we grew up with the sport when it was new and continue to
believe it’s a lifestyle, not just a sport and not just a business. On
January 1st, we will be re-launching our blog Exercise with Purpose with new direction, new content and a way to create a community around the sport we love so dearly.
We would like to open our world up to our athletes and show them what
inspires us, what got us to this point, and in turn, inspire a new
generation of athletes. We want you to join with comments, telling us
what you are looking for, have conversations with us and we are here for
your feedback. We will establish ourselves by including our blog
experts from the industry including coaches, nutritionists, athletes who
have insider tips and industry leaders like Bob Babbitt, Scott Tinley,
Heather Jackson, Sean Watkins, Jesse Thomas, and many more top names in