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MOST RECENT

Been planning this for a year, and it finally became a reality today!
A O 1 : Audience of One. This phrase came into my life last summer on my mission trip with Athletes in Action and absolutely changed my perspective on what it means to compete. As a Christian athlete, I no longer train for myself or for my coach or even for my team. The pressure and stress I used to put on myself to be successful or the best was grueling and exhausting. Now, instead of looking within, I look above and I train for the One who gave me this life and this opportunity. Thank you, God, for triathlons and the ability to push my body to its final limit, through you.
#Ao1 #audienceofone #athletesinaction #cru #athlete #onlythroughHim #tattoo

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Black!!! Loved photographing your special day! Here's a little peek.....
#onlythroughHIM *Photographs by Lori and Leah Matney

Practicing the self-discipline today! #onlythroughhim #ifindstrengthinhim #growthmindset

Smiling all the way to the finish :)
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Cleveland, Ohio, Edgewater Park, sunny, 70 degrees, windless, and a gorgeous view of Lake Erie. Sixteenth place in my division in 59:48. The swim was cancelled due to a strong undercurrent and was replaced with a run instead, making it a duathlon. The run courses next to the lake were beautiful and my times were strong, but my bike was a bit slow, mostly due to rough roads and a hilly course. I won’t know for another two weeks if my time qualifies for a world championship spot, so until then... time to get stronger! 💪🏼
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#usatriathlonnationals #wedidit #cadenceperformance #enduranceathlete #triathlete #triathlon #trilife #thankyougod #audienceofone #Ao1 #onlythroughhim

I’ve been excited for this day for an entire year. Beware, long post… but I needed to write.
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Backstory: From the moment I finished my 4-mile run at my first high school cross-country practice back in 2006, I knew I wanted to become an endurance athlete. I latched on to running. I’m a 5 x high-school team state champion and ran for two DI universities with a variety of high-caliber athletes. When my collegiate career ended and I moved out to Phoenix to start “adulting,” I was excited for a fresh start to my athletic career as well. While I loved running in college, training was intense and I was plagued by multiple injuries almost every year. In moving to Phoenix to work as a professional school counselor and for a change in scenery, I connected with the Cadence Performance Coaching team and started to get back into a training routine. I decided to switch my focus from running to triathlons after my mission trip with Athletes in Action in Los Angeles last summer. That mission proved to me that by focusing solely on an Audience of One: God, His Grace, His sacrifice, and His reason for why I am on this earth, I can push my body to unbelievable limits. There is no greater sport to test this than triathlons. And what’s more incredible is that since my switch to tris last August, I’ve been INJURY FREE!
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I am posting this now because, while I hope to earn a spot to age-group worlds in Switzerland next year, God has gotten me to nationals here in Cleveland, which I am forever thankful for. I have so many more goals and so much further to go in this sport, but for now… let’s be here.
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#triathlete #triathlon #tri #trilife #tritraining #swimbikerun #enduranceathlete #roadtonationals #cleveland #usatriathlon #cadenceperformance #audienceofone #Ao1 #onlythroughhim

Wishing I had my number-one supporter with me as I fly to Cleveland tonight. USA Triathlon Nationals the weekend: Sunday 745am race start. Let’s do this. #USATriathlon #roadtonationals #triathlon #triathlete #tri #trife #cleveland #nationals #Ao1 #AudienceofOne #onlythroughHim

Blessed with a year full of wisdom, and peace of mind🙏🏽
Nonetheless grateful for every down fall that has created this new perspective i have on life and my own happiness.🎈 #GodisGood #OnlyThroughHim #ByHim #AndWithHim #LeoSeason #transman

Happy national #TriWeek!!! Despite being elevated 6,000 feet last weekend, #trimountainman was a success! Second overall behind world-qualifier @lgrudentri and 1st in my age group. Next up, USAT Nationals in Cleveland! Thank you Cadence Coaching for getting me here and @tnikole for adventuring with me always ❤️🏊🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️
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#triweek #triathlon #triathlete #tri #usat #trimountainman #flagstaff #arizona #adventure #roadtonationals #cleveland #audienceofone #Ao1 #onlythroughhim

All Day, Everyday. Listening to him is easy because I've drowned out all the other noises. Many won't understand, but soon will.
#hiswill #humbled #blessings #intherighttime #onlythroughhim #naysayersbegone #hisword

Pretty wise....pretty fruitful....pretty humble....pretty thankful...pretty self controlled...pretty caring....pretty driven ...pretty righteous ...pretty forgiven ....pretty redeemed ...pretty holy #notinmyownstrength #onlythroughhim 🙌🏼

Finally getting in some open-water swim practice!!! 1.5 miles with some practice dives off the dock ✅ Thank you @tnikole for the cool footage :) Let’s get 💪🏼!
#triathlete #triathlon #tritraining #trilife #tri #swimmer #openwaterswimming #lakelife #roadtonationals #Ao1 #audienceofone #onlythroughhim

It's not because we are strong that we are not crushed. In fact, we are frail vessels of clay that easily gives in to pressure all around us.

Christians may be called 'carriers of His presence' yet we are broken pieces being held together by His presence. Funny how the 'carriers' are actually being 'carried' by what contains them.

Now, what resides in us is a power so strong, it will not allow us to be crushed. Through Him that we conquer!

#Unflinching #OnlyThroughHim #FrailVessels #CarriedByHisGrace #StrengthenedByHisPresence #FillUsOhGodWithYourself

Best way to spend a sunny and 75 day in northeastern Pennsylvania is getting to work on some SPEEEEEDDD :)
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📸: @tnikole
#tracklife #track #speedwork #runner #run #athlete #triathlete #triathlon #trilife #roadtonationals #Ao1 #audienceofone #onlythroughhim

The best way to see a city is on a run ❤️ Started at Pier 97 and ran south along Hudson River Park all the way to Battery park and back. The running/biking path is so beautiful with skyscrapers on one side and boats on the other. I’ve never done this route before, so I’m stoked it worked out today. Until next time, New York! 🌃 🍎 🏃🏼‍♀️
#newyorkcity #running #run #runner #runnerlife #longrun #raverun #triathlete #roadtonationals #Ao1 #audienceofone #onlythroughhim

I love inspirational pieces 💙 more faith #onlythroughhim #makeastatement #beaninsperation

Let's do this! Let's be patient, kind, without envy or pride. Not seeking our own way and holding no record of wrongs. Speaking words that show how we bare all things, hope all things, endure all things, not rejoicing in evil but reveling in truth. And definitely not being easily provoked.

Let's grow up. This is what Christ does in us because GOD IS LOVE.

#morningbibleverse #love #godislove #adulting #onlythroughhim #walkinlove #timetogrowup

So excited for the both of y’all !! Congrats on the engagement!! #onlythroughhim

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