Big News!

What a difference a year makes: Kona 2013
October 19, 2013
October 26, 2013

Big News!

Big news people! And yes, it’s different than the news of my haircut (although bangs are pretty big news in my book!)

There aren’t too many times in life when you feel like you can put your hopes and dreams into an envelope and stick it in the mail box on the corner – applying to college is definitely the most poignant memory I have of doing this. And, in the digital age we live in, I can honestly say I would have never thought I’d be doing so ever again.

But, yesterday, I put my hopes and dreams in an envelope once again, and sent them in the mail. Only this time, they weren’t going to various colleges around the country. This time there was one envelope, and it was headed to Colorado Springs: I mailed in my application for an Elite license with USAT.  So to answer the golden question of the past couple weeks: Yes, I will be racing as a pro in 2014!


Life is funny and I always do like to find the small coincidences in my day-to-day life that make me stop in my tracks and think, “hm….” I love the moments when something happens and you truly feel like you were meant to be in that place at that exact time. While plenty of thought went into this decision, there were of course some of these coincidences happening along the way as well.

I mean, c’mon – this year, my favorite artist ever, Sara Bareilles, came out with “Brave.” If this song doesn’t make you want to chase your dreams, I don’t know what will.

It was also a year of girl power as Oiselle sponsored Lauren Fleshman and Kate Grace. There are no less positive female role models in sport than them!

And in the subliminal message side of things, Cathleen pointed out the title sponsor of this year’s race in Kona: GoPro.

No matter what the next few years bring, I owe all of you a huge thank you for reading, for supporting, and for humoring these crazy dreams of mine. I can’t wait to toe the line with some of the best female athletes in the world.  Here’s to 2014!