Keep Going by Zach Harvey (Emily’s husband)

This is a guest post by my husband, Zach, who also toed the line at the Boulder Ironman this weekend.  Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my race recap, he had a few setbacks that ultimately ended his day earlier than planned.  He trained so hard for this race, and I am so impressed with hisContinue reading “Keep Going by Zach Harvey (Emily’s husband)”

48 Seconds

I FINISHED THE BOULDER IRONMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still telling this to myself over and over today because I still don’t believe it, and I still look at an Ironman as an insurmountable feat even though I just did one yesterday.  I think it’s going to take a while for the gravity of what I justContinue reading “48 Seconds”

Why I want to be an Iron(wo)man

One month from today, I will embark on the most ambitious athletic endeavor I have ever undertaken at Ironman Boulder. Most people think I’ve lost my mind when they find out that I’ve voluntarily signed up (and paid money) to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run 26.2 miles all in one day.Continue reading “Why I want to be an Iron(wo)man”

Equal Treatment for “Different” People

The coaching group my coach (the amazing Mark Sortino) started many years ago just revamped their website and the quote on the page for Para Sports reads, “We won’t treat you any different than able-bodied athletes, but we know the difference.” Nowhere is this truth more apparent to me than during Ironman training over theContinue reading “Equal Treatment for “Different” People”

Team MPI Spring Training Camp

A week ago today, Zach and I were getting home from a 3-day triathlon camp that was hosted by Team MPI in Henderson, Nevada. I have been intending to write a post about camp ever since we got back, and I finally sat down to follow through on that intention today. We arrived at campContinue reading “Team MPI Spring Training Camp”

Why I Run: Updated Version

I originally wrote this for the Achilles International-Colorado blog in October or 2016, and  I originally posted it on my AmpTriLife Blog in February of 2017, but have since added some additional thoughts at the end of the post to recount the continuation of my journey as a runner.  If you already read my originalContinue reading “Why I Run: Updated Version”

Discussing Stereotypes & Inspiration

This past Thursday, I had the privilege of going to lunch with some students from a private K-8 school in Denver to talk about stereotypes.  Their teacher had reached out to me after they spoke with my friend Alina (learn more about her story here) because they wanted to talk to someone who was bothContinue reading “Discussing Stereotypes & Inspiration”

2018 Goal = FULL IRONMAN

Sometimes it’s good to take a chance and register for a race you don’t know if you’ll be able to finish even though it makes you feel nervous, intimidated, and full of self-doubt.  I felt that way with my first half marathon, and then again with my first Half Ironman, and now again as IContinue reading “2018 Goal = FULL IRONMAN”

Adapting & Giving Back – Interview with Craig Towler

For this blog I interviewed Craig Towler, who started an organization called the Amputee Concierge in order to help people find answers to their questions and connect them with resources following limb loss.  I first heard about Craig shortly after the incident that lead to amputation of his legs happened, and was recently connected withContinue reading “Adapting & Giving Back – Interview with Craig Towler”