Where has summer gone?!

by hillarybiscay

I just realized that it is August and that I missed all of July here! I promise I did not intend to quit blogging but the triple-job juggling has managed to get the best of me. All the “work” has been worthwhile though as my babies—my TeamHPB kidlets and SMASH –have been, well, smashing it.

Summer highlights thus far:


I came home from my Australian racing-fest and went straight into a life-changing weekend at Revitalize, a wellness summit put on by the amazing people at MindBodyGreen. It was a mind-expanding weekend in which I had the opportunity to spend time with some of my all-time favorite people, like Rich Roll and his wife Julie Piatt, and also to meet so many incredible new people—all thought leaders in the world of wellness. And everyone was so eager to learn from one another.

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The weekend involved two full days of content that was live-streamed over the internet on MindBodyGreen and I was fortunate to be asked to speak on a couple different topics. If you are interested, this is a link to my talk on How to Believe in Yourself When No One Else Does.

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And this is a link to the panel in which Rich Roll and I Talk about Mental Toughness.

SMASHing Coeur d’Alene

The next big event was Ironman Coeur d’Alene, where I had the opportunity for lots of bonding with SMASH fans and my TeamHPBers—what could be better!?

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Meeting our super SMASH people in person is always such a highlight, and I loved that my GCM got the men of Coeur d’Alene converted to proper attire too Smile

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Huge thanks to our Coeur d’Alene family, the Kozaks, for taking care of us yet again and to homestay dad, Jim, for hosting SMASH at his awesome bike shop, CycleMetrix.

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Coeur d’Alene was a huge day for my kids—all of them had personal breakthroughs of some sort, and three of my women ended up on stage the next day with top-five age group finishes. Our super-stud Maggie Rusch took the women’s overall age group title—the fastest amateur woman on the day—with a phenomenal race.

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More TeamHPB Wins

The overall age group win at these big races is a trend the women of TeamHPB have started for themselves this year, with Sam taking the title at Wildlower, Maggie at New Orleans 70.3, and then again at Ironman Coeur d’Alene . . .

Then Sam did it again at Racine 70.3, which left no choice but for our Leslie DiMichele to . . . well, annihilate the age group field at Ironman Lake Placid (by over 20 mins, I believe!)


Introducing our newest overall age group champ and the 7th and final member TeamHPB’s 2014 Kona Team, Leslie!!

I am pretty much beside myself about what these women have managed to accomplish in the past few months and about the fact that we have seven kids heading to KONA!!!

Fresh Smashfest Queen Goods

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More big news in SMASH land: so. many. new. designs. We are frantically shipping IROCK (above) orders as we speak, and below is our 2014 Summer dress, the Michele Dress!



Getting the Work Done in the Dirty T

My July mission has been to try to get fit again after pretty much neglecting this job after Ironman Cairns in June. The plan of attack was Lemmon, Lemmon, and more Mt. Lemmon.

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I must admit that the 4th time up in 8 days buckled me! But this is indeed the nicest place to be in the Dirty T in the summer time. Back up again bright and early tomorrow–Happy smashfest my friends!

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