Professional athlete and 3-time Ironman champion

The Dirty Double: My First Finish Line in 14 Months


“Oh, s***, Dede.  Sorry.  I didn’t even recognize you.”

Words heard moments before the start of Eagleman 70.3 just over a week ago.

“That’s OK,” I said, “I’ve been flying a bit below the radar for a while now.”

I assume most people figured I’d retired.  Why wouldn’t they? 

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TBT Blog


I haven’t blogged in a while.  My dear friend Louis gets upset when I don’t blog, much like a nervous mom gets upset when you don’t call home often enough. 

Sorry, Louis.  I’ve been busy!  I do owe you a “Dear Louis” blog.  That will come shortly, but today, I am inspired to blog on a

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48 Hours of Lessons from Taiwan


I have been in Taiwan for about 48 hours now, and already, I have learned so much.  I will, of course, have a much longer blog when my experience is over, including a culinary tour of the place, which, to put it mildly…will be exciting.  But in my first 48 hours, I have been fascinated again and

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Whirlwind Start to 2014


The past 2 months have been like one of Siri’s “super swims”.  My SELTS-mates know the type; the kind where Siri either skips or runs to the pool deck with excitement, recites the main set, which, to us, sounds like the teacher from "The Peanuts" cartoon, “Mwa, mwa, mwa, blah, blah,

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Courage Under Fire


If you Google “Life’s Most Stressful Events”, you’ll find various lists of things that suck.  While no 2 lists are exactly identical, most of them have very similar components:


Selling a house.

Losing a job.

Check.  Check.  Check.

This past Friday, I sat in my condo in Panama

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Persistence. Determination. Love. The Journey!

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