My Ironman Arizona 2013 Race Report

Utter chaos

  Do you have the confidence to set and go for your GOALS?  Why do you set GOALS? By no means am I veteran, but the level of calmness I felt the morning of Ironman Arizona 2013 was comforting.  Growing up in southern California, I spent many days at the beach and in the ocean.  To say, I … [Read more...]

My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience

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  My 2013 Ironman World Championship Experience The door to the plane opened and I could not wait to get to the doorway to smell the Hawaiian air. I was told to stand there and look around, take a deep breath and take in the energy form the island.  I did just that.  Kona’s airport is not … [Read more...]

Quality versus Quantity Workouts

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“Why am I not seeing results, I’ve been working out for several hours a day for weeks?” “I spent 3hrs at the gym today, did I earn that dessert?” “Should I spend one hour on the treadmill or 30 minutes doing sprint drills?” “What will yield the fastest results?” These are questions that … [Read more...]

Do you have regrets?

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Do you have regrets? What do you do with them? Do you dwell on them or do you learn from them and move on? I am a firm believer that you are not living life to the fullest if you do not experience some form of regret at some point.  I think having regrets from choices made really helps you to focus … [Read more...]

Ragnar del Sol – EPIC or Just Crazy?

WE DID IT!!

What is Ragnar? Ragnar is an overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A typical team is made up of 12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run … [Read more...]

Why would you run 50 miles?

Rockin' the "W"

“Why?  Why would you run 50 miles at one time?” I say, “Why not?” I knew I could run 50 miles, I just didn’t know how it was going to feel, how long it would take me and if I would ever want to do it again.  Excited to report I am already looking at a few different 50 milers for next year. For … [Read more...]

Take the time to pamper yourself, it is IMPORTANT.

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It is so funny to me when people see me dressed up, with make-up on.  They act like I am a totally different person. Or better yet, they are shocked that I can clean up so nicely. Yes, most of my wardrobe is workout gear. I have more workout shoes than most and probably more than I need.  Right now, … [Read more...]

The start to my Ironman journey…

Ironman Arizona

When I envision the swim start at Ironman Arizona on November 18, 2012, I get butterflies in my stomach.  I think about that race every day and can almost taste it. When I envision crossing the finish line I get goose bumps.  I hear them announcing, “SheriAnne Nelson, you are an Ironman!” I know … [Read more...]

Trust the process – Mountain Man Olympic Triathlon 8/12/12

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Have you ever entered into an event and wondered what your take away will be when you are done?  Leading into Mountain Man Olympic Triathlon in Flagstaff, August 12, 2012, I felt that way. Being a mother of three young children I was heavily distracted with school starting and focusing on meeting … [Read more...]

Racing at high altitudes

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  People talk about altitude playing a major role in athletic performance and the research shows that yes, indeed it does. The question is, does it play a larger role on your psyche or your body?   Sunday July 15, 2012, I raced in Flagstaff, Arizona at Mountain Man Sprint, which … [Read more...]



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