Professional athlete and 3-time Ironman champion

Smyers and a Little Bit of Psycho Karma

09/30/10
Many people in the triathlon world are familiar with the name Karen Smyers; 4-time World Champion, 2-time Pan American Games Gold Medalist, 6-time US Pro National Champion. Karen’s fight goes far beyond races and medals. She survived being hit very seriously by an 18-wheel truck, has had a plate

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Kona So Far....

09/29/10
Board plane, shelled from weeks of overload training. Happy to get to sit for 12 hours! Fights on time. Luggage made it! Bike box off kilter. Grrrrr, TSA. Bike OK. 150lbs of luggage to rental car center (alone). Issued beater rental car with rank smell and sticky steering wheel. Too

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Travel & Saying Goodbye

09/16/10
So I am here!! Made it to Kona. Whew. Me and some 150 lbs of luggage. And lucky me? Shower the AA check in ladies with kindness, they turn a blind eye to the overweight and excess luggage, and get away with just the bike fee. SCORE!

Long flights. Crappy in flight movies, and a confession to

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Part 2 Video Blog

09/11/10
How to pack a bike so the goons at TSA don’t break it.

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And the Journey Begins!

09/08/10
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Persistence. Determination. Love. The Journey!

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