Decision Time – Boise 70.3

compliments of Matt Green Photo

Decisions, decisions, decisions...disc or no disc...sleeveless or sleeved wetsuit...Vegas or no Vegas.  Ironman Boise 70.3 was full of opportunities to test me and my ability to make decisions and live with them.  Being a Boise State Alum, I was looking forward to racing Boise.  Not only am I an … [Read more...]

The ONE and ONLY – Wildflower Long Course

WF-finish run

When a race is coined, “The One and Only”, how can you not want to experience that?  Or should I say, how can I not want to experience that race?  Wildflower Triathlon Long Course is the toughest half iron distance race in the world with over 5,000’ of climbing on the bike and near 2,000’ on the … [Read more...]

Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside

Running Oside2

Choosing my 2013 season opener to be Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside was a great decision.  This race sells out every year and always has a stacked field with great competition plus, it is a beautiful place to race.  As you may know from my Ironman Arizona race report (if you do not, click here … [Read more...]

SheriAnne Nelson, you are an IRONMAN!

IMAZ-finish

“If you are standing on the wood deck you MUST jump in the water!” said the voice behind the megaphone.  Pink and lime green swim caps were jumping in the water and bobbing out to the starting line.  I stood there for a moment to take in all the energy; hundreds of people lined Mill bridge and the … [Read more...]

SOMA Triathlon Race Report – My 1st Half Iron Distance Race

Focusing before the swim start at SOMA Triathlon

HOLY *%#@!!! I am standing there looking at the computer screen under the results tent at my very first half iron distance triathlon, SOMA Triathlon.  My time was 4:46:31, which is a stellar time for a first timer, and I am totally stoked.  I then see I placed first in my Age Group, which … [Read more...]

Take the time to pamper yourself, it is IMPORTANT.

bubble-bath

It is so funny to me when people see me dressed up, with make-up on.  They act like I am a totally different person. Or better yet, they are shocked that I can clean up so nicely. Yes, most of my wardrobe is workout gear. I have more workout shoes than most and probably more than I need.  Right now, … [Read more...]

The start to my Ironman journey…

Ironman Arizona

When I envision the swim start at Ironman Arizona on November 18, 2012, I get butterflies in my stomach.  I think about that race every day and can almost taste it. When I envision crossing the finish line I get goose bumps.  I hear them announcing, “SheriAnne Nelson, you are an Ironman!” I know … [Read more...]

Racing at high altitudes

Jun 12 Mountain Man.indd

  People talk about altitude playing a major role in athletic performance and the research shows that yes, indeed it does. The question is, does it play a larger role on your psyche or your body?   Sunday July 15, 2012, I raced in Flagstaff, Arizona at Mountain Man Sprint, which … [Read more...]