ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast Race Recap – by Coach Heather

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast Race Recap – by Coach Heather

  This was my big A race for the year!  I have prepared for this race all year long!  I worked smartly with my Coach!  I was ready to kill it!  One of my athletes sent me a quote!  Don’t let fatigue make a Coward out of you! Race morning I had such peace and a different mindset than I have ever before!  I was ready to go leave it out on the course! 10:30am we started warming up want about 10:45 we were swimming to the right of the start line!  We felt great!  The water was a little chilly but once you got in and moving you were good to go! You needed to be in the corral 20 minutes early!  I was getting into my mojo listening to the music (I love music!). Getting my mind ready to go kill it!  Our wave was called @11:05am!  Then they told us to come up one more to the start and out the ribbon up so the wave behind us waited! The race director counted us down!  The official at the start asked us how many buoys on the left!  5!!  The horn went off and off we went! I was in a pack and keeping up!  The current drifted us and we swam back!  I had a good swim not as fast because of the current!  Good for me!  Out of the water into T1 and off on the bike I went!  I was in 2 packs on the bike!  The Aussies and all of us worked together!  That was the cool thing!  We weren’t working against one...

Sweet Tooth by Coach Heather

What does a sweet tooth look like to you?  I love sugar and sweets.  I have found healthier options over the years.  I limit mine to once a week with my husband so we can have fun and try new things!  On the back of the package not just the label we need to pay attention to.  The ingredients.  They are very essential.  The ingredients tell us what the product is made of.  What is in our food is where all the food allergies and sensitivities are coming from. During that time years ago when I started training I loved potato chips.  Potato chips have sugar in them.  My Trainer at the time pointed out to me the reason I love them during that time is because of the sugar content.  There are hidden sugars in things like potato chips, maltodextrin, erithylol, stevia, swerve, etc.  You have to get to know your ingredients.  We now have the privilege of having Google to look everything up.  Finding recipes that have less ingredients in them or chips that have less ingredients in them is one key!  Making your mind up that you don’t want to have any white sugar or sugar that’s not good for you!  Sugar comes in many different forms and ingredients! Below are a few recipes I’m going to try when I get that urge for something sweet!  You can always make healthy snacks and freeze them to have them on hand or put them in the fridge in containers!  They’re available!  When you wean yourself off of white sugar you will feel the difference! One of my clients...

Taking Risks by Coach Heather

What are risks?  Google defines risks are defined as a situation involving exposure to danger.  Risks have I taken any!  Absolutely!  I am going across the globe without my husband.  That is a huge risk.  I know that I have the Lord with me every step of the way!  I will be safe!  Risks what kind of risks do you take in everyday life?  I have taken many risks on my fitness journey.  The first one I took was marrying Frank even though I knew we loved each other.  We met online somewhere I never thought and nobody ever thought I would meet him.  God always has a plan.  Frank has been the biggest blessing in my life.  I was telling him today that none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for God and him.  Frank purchased Jolene and I our first training package.  The second one was to learn to swim.  The third getting on my bike after being a child falling off and never running competitively.  All 3 of these risks have brought me greater joy than I could have ever imagined. In our church service last Sunday our Pastor talked about risks.  He talked about a purpose driven life and taking risks for the Lord.  When we face him what risks did we take for the Lord.  I believe my job is top inspire others!  When I started my fitness journey I had no clue that I would take the risks I have taken.  Where did it take me?  To ITU World Championships Gold Coast Australia! I never dreamed I would be a Personal Trainer, Triathlon...