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Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:32:21

We don't want to miss this opportunity to wish 2 awesome Rockstars a beautiful and amazing day! Happy Birthday Betsy and Genie! Your smiles are contagious and light up the sky! Today we celebrate you! #happybirthday #coachsamisrockstars #keepsmiling

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:19:14

And just like that we are halfway through September and a few smaller local races are beginning to return! Have a ball everyone and enjoy the camaraderie, competition and craziness of racing! #beamazing #coachsamisrockstars #returntoracing #fromthemountainstothesea

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:41:30

We want to hear from you: Do you have a favorite professional athlete who has inspired you? If so, who is it and in what way did they inspire you? AND, GO . . . .

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:30:57

Happy Birthday Rockstar!!!! Randee Bulla (on the right) is celebrating today and let's celebrate with her. We have to wait 6 more weeks to hear about her year long adventure! Pretty inspirational! A real Rockstar. Today is your day Randee. Enjoy! #celebration #wait6weeks #youvegotthis #coachsamisrockstars

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:59:20

Two Awesome Fusion Rockstars to celebrate this week!!! Every week is a reason to celebrate and this week is even better. Rockstar Kay Dawson didn't get her IRONMAN this year, but we got a chance to know each other and set some aspirations for 2021. Rockstar Valerie Miller graduated nursing school and is serving her community along with rockin out the running miles! Love y'all and here's to a wonderful week of celebrations and fun! #facesoffusion #coachsamisrockstars #celebrate #birthdayweek

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:49:26

Just a little fun fact. Check out this article explaining the purpose of and history behind Labor day. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sun, 06 Sep 2020 23:30:35

Excited for some events to return and have athletes getting out there! Two cycling Rockstars take to the streets this weekend. First metric Century in the books Jennifer Walker Barnette! #cyclingevents #coachsamisrockstars #stillsomegrowthin2020 #opportunitiesinsteadofobstacles

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sun, 06 Sep 2020 14:06:58

Today is a day for celebration!!! Everyday is a day for celebration, but today is special. Rockstar Sarah Michelle Froehlich is getting married to her best friend! We celebrated with a Tri this am because that signifies fun, challenges, excitement, hard work and more. Sounds just like marriage. Congratulations Sarah and David! All of your friends at Fusion wish you years and years of happiness and adventures! #lookwhoisgettingmarried #lifeofadventures #bestfriends

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:21:47

Blue Ridge to Beach is in the books and onward we go to our next adventure. Part of the Fusion CRAW team and now it is time to circumnavigate the world. Jennifer Walker Barnette embraced cycling while recovering from an injury and now has a new love! What a great ride watching you grow as an athlete! #coachsamisrockstars #lovecycling #newadventures #stronger

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:34:47

Labor Day will be here soon. Not only is this a US national holiday, but for many, it marks the official end of Summer. Tell us what you will be doing to celebrate during the upcoming Labor Day weekend . . . . .

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:02:21

Elleny Ramirez gets across the NYC Subway!!! Challenging herself to be stronger and all while working as a nurse at a NYC hospital. Onward to our next adventure! #coachsamisrockstars #nycsubway #stronger #virtualchallenges

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 01:42:35

The Thundering Turtles did it!!! Bringing Elizabeth Longo across the finish line today! We are RATS! Finding our fun and challenges in this crazy time; finding our why (challenges and camaraderie); and remembering to have fun and laugh! Jennifer Walker Barnette found cycling as her new love and Brittany Garman has her eyes on the prize of Virtual NYC! Congrats to Phillip Davis, Genie Griffin, Christina Vazquez, Valerie Miller, Lisa Farmer Kerr. Jolinda Bokhorst Rompelman and Elizabeth Longo (and Coach) for their trip across TN! We are on to conquer the WORLD with CRAW!!! Watch for details. #coachsamisrockstars #GVRAT #newjourney #findingourwhy

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:04:10

With summer in full swing, many of us have our grills working overtime. And in case you are looking for a new grilling idea, check out this amazing California Grilled Chicken recipe. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53158/california-grilled-chicken-recipe/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 12:35:01

Some like it hot and some like it cold. What's your preference? If you had to live in EXTREME temperatures, would you prefer the heat or the cold? And why? Can't wait to see your answers.

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:56:48

Happy Birthday Rockstar! Who knew you would become quite the fish and you just conquered your longest swim! Love your desire to keep challenging yourself and moving forward! Here's to many great things in your next trip around the sun! Michael Jones, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! #facesoffusion #happybirthday #swimmingrockstar

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:34:18

Just a fun little food for thought question on this Wednesday: If money was not a factor, what job/career would you most want to have? We can't wait to see your answers . . . .

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:38:36

Here is one of our favorite summer salad recipes. Easy to make, tasty, refreshing and healthy! Watermelon and Blueberry Salad: Mix together 6 cups of cubed watermelon and 2 cups of blueberries For the dressing, mix together: 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil or mint (your preference) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons olive oil Just before serving, fold into the fruit, 1 cup of feta cheese and then toss with the dressing and serve immediately. SO GOOD!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 15 Aug 2020 18:36:46

Nothing can stop athletes with dreams and goals. Sometimes they change, but we keep on pushing ourselves to be the best we can be!! 3 Awesome Fusion Rockstars adapted to the challenges and aimed for a 6000 yard swim!!! Accomplishment complete. Way to go Holly Cunningham Angela Nichols Leonard and Michael Jones! Y'all did it! When racing returns, you will be ready! #belikedori #justkeepswimming #coachsamisrockstars #fusionfun

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:00:17

Happy Birthday to 2 amazing Rockstars!! Leos are brave, fierce and are live life in a dynamic and high achieving way! Have a wonderful day Hunter Marcum and Lane Stone. Today we celebrate YOU! #happybirthday #facesoffusion #coachsamisrockstars #celebrateyou

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:27:04

Earlier this week, we posted an article that points out some of the health benefits of having a pet. We know that since then you have been dying to show us yours. So, the wait is over . . . go ahead and post pictures of your furry friends. WE WANT TO SEE THEM!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:30:50

As if you needed another reason to love your furry friend, check out this article pointing out some of the great health benefits of owning a pet: https://www.rd.com/list/benefits-having-pet/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:47:57

Who says we can't have some awesome and cool adventures! Putting all of that strength cycling and hill running to the test and instead of the hills of IM70.3 Santa Cruz we conquered Mt. Whitney in California! Rockstar Stephanie Prufer. Loved hearing about your adventure and onward we go to our Virtual 70.3! #adventuresof2020 #endurancetrainingcanconquermountains #coachsamisrockstars

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:25:00

We all have days when we are feeling down or uninspired. Tell us how you handle that. When you are having one of those days, what do you do to cheer yourself up? AND, GO . . . . .

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:21:17

We know with all that's going on these days and many folks not able to stick to a "normal" (whatever that is) routine, staying motivated can be challenging. Check out this article for some great tips to help you get through these oh so strange times: https://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/5-tips-to-stay-motivated-and-mitigate-fatigue-during-covid-19/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:59:39

Faces of Fusion! She just started triathlons this year and what fun watching her grow into a strong and confident cyclist and more. She proves you can always get started, always dream, and always improve. Tackling the Virtual Ramblin Rose is next on her list. Beautiful inside and out! Lane Stone just wait until we can do "the real thing". #passionforperformance #visionforyourfuture #lovecoaching #togetherwecan

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 22:34:13

We all have our favorite races. Maybe it's a race that you performed very well during or maybe it's your favorite because of the location (destination) of the race. Or maybe it's for a totally different reason (ran with a friend, had an ah-ha moment, etc). Whatever the reason, you probably have one and we want to hear about it. What is your favorite race that you have ever done and why? And if you haven't done one yet, or rather tell us about your bucket list race, that's ok too. Either way, we want to hear about it.

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:38:14

Sometimes we want to travel to race and sometimes we want to travel to relax and get away. Here is an article with suggestions for double-duty (great places to visit and participate in a race while you are there): https://www.active.com/running/articles/destination-races-ideal-for-turning-into-a-vacation

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:03:48

One of the best things about coaching is watching athletes try new activities and "brave the deep waters." A Rockstar runner checking out the triathlon world. Her first OW swim!!!! Jennifer Walker Barnette crushed her first swim in the channel. Nothing is going to hold her back. #lovecoaching #helpingothersachievetheirgoals #justkeepswimming #visionforyourfuture

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:32:23

In keeping with our 2020 Olympics theme for the week, tell us which summer Olympic sport you enjoy watching (or participating in) most. AND, GO . . . . .

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:33:48

If not for COVID 19, we would all be gearing up to watch the 2020 summer Olympics. But we all know how this story ends. Here is an interview with Emma Coburn and her reaction to the postponement of the games: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=reaction+to+olympics+being+postponed&docid=608042106300727728&mid=E37C3A61BEE4F0373DA6E37C3A61BEE4F0373DA6&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 10:07:46

Quote of the Week: I will beat that buzzard and get that buckle!! Said all GVRAT athletes! There is some tenacity and grit going across Fusion this summer! Thanks Christina Vazquez for some words of wisdom. To all the Thundering Turtles, you ROCK!!!!!!! During these times, find your why and continue to move forward and dream. #keepmovingforward #findyourwhy #wewillberats #passion #vision #justkeeprunning

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:19:52

Fill in the blank. Life would be boring without ________ Come on, play along, we want to know what you live for, or at least what you don't want to live without.

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:28:55

We all know that stretching before, after and during a workout is important, but in case you need a reminder or a little more information, here you go: https://www.lifehack.org/794477/benefits-of-stretching

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:34:23

Welcome to the Century Club!!!! What do you do when you need something simply cool and awesome to do; well, you tackle a Century Ride. And in fine fashion, I might add. Congrats Stephanie and Kelsey Kinzy, y'all are some Century Rockstars! #newgoalsnewdreams #imchatty #santacruz #letsdosomethingnew

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:09:37

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU: What is your favorite post-race or post workout treat? Is it sweet? Is it salty? Ice cream? Pizza? Tell us your go to treat - and if you have one, post a picture too!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:57:37

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES This is a healthy take on the traditional no bake cookie. So good AND good for you. 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla combine all ingredients with your hands. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet and freeze until set (about 1 hour) ENJOY!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:05:13

First Virtual Tri Camp in the books!! 21 athletes from all over the country jumping in to learn about nutrition, strength training, mental prep and the metrics!! What fun collaborating with Beth Formy-Duval Andrew of Full Circle Coaching and Alfonso Ahuja of Strive!! Thank you Kitty Clark Cole for all of the nutrition info and Brandon Ostrander of Change the Game Performance! A jammed pack day and super fun. Remember to always make your bed!! Fun with Fusion! Education with Fusion! Growth with Fusion! #virtualtricamp #summersolsticecamp #collaborationisfun

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:16:27

Happy Father's Day to all of the Fusion Father's and to all amazing mentors out there who shaped our growth and education. Today is your day! Thank you for being a father, mentor, educator and more. Kevin Doyle, Ren Rotondo, Don Nowill, Jorge Brandt, Shay Hutchings, Michael Jones, Tim Gill, Lowell Gould, #happyfathersday #fusionfathers #allfusionathletesarementors

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 23:52:32

Today is your Birthday!! Let's celebrate one tough Fusion Rockstar taking the jump into tris :-). And she has already ridden 30 miles on her new bike! Have a beautiful and amazing day Jennifer Walker Barnette and let's keep dreaming! #happybirthday #celebrate #newtriathlete #todayisyourday

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:54:04

Fusion Endurance going Virtual with racing all over the country, from California, to NYC, to TN, to all over NC and more. Gwen Nichols Butler getting her 70.5 done in Hickory with help of good friends. Rockstars paving the way for racing days ahead! Honestly, making me want to be a better coach for them! #virtualracing #coachsamisrockstars #nycliving #innerstrength

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:00:41

Dreaming of Boston and looking ahead to 2021. Nadine White, Larina De La Rosa, Lisa Farmer Kerr and Natalie Turner, time to book some rooms for 2021 and look ahead. https://www.marathontours.com/races/boston-marathon-8712

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:12:02

Let's go to camp!! The coolest thing is you can sleep in your bed and eat all of your own snacks :-)! Fusion Endurance is collaborating with 2 amazing coaching companies Beth Formy-Duval Andrew of Full Circle Coaching and Alfonso Ahuja of Strive Coaching out of Columbus, Georgia. A day of virtual learning and training! Let's get signed up! https://www.fullcircle-endurance.com/summersolsticetricamp2020

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:32:47

Today is a celebration! Celebrate running and no matter how far or how fast, you are a runner. Get outside and enjoy everyone. #globalrunningday #letsrun #youcan #visionforyourfuture

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:25:29

Throughout all of this craziness, I am amazed and inspired by all of my athlete's dedication to improve and challenge themselves. Lowell Gould created his own 70.5 and check out the recap! Building his vision for the future. #coachsamisrockstars #visionforthefuture #705 http://tririot.com/2020/05/26/tririot-70-5-the-race/?fbclid=IwAR1X1BcoDdyb1aYx3gCCLzlrvYEpVDvRmw9jti-fWbPncA-Lt13bbA4KcyQ

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Sat, 30 May 2020 02:30:14

Yippeeeee, Michelle is fifteeeeeee! Welcome to the Grand Masters and to well, all sorts of things! Michelle Draeger is President of OTC (Oakland Tri Club) and is busy coordinating a club of triathletes during this crazy time. She leads by example and continues to set goals and dream her dreams. Have a beautiful day Michelle! Happy Birthday. #coachsamisrockstars #50isfab #otcinthehouse

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance Coaching on Wed, 27 May 2020 09:22:24

Happy Birthday to a kind, compassionate, kinda wild and crazy lady!!! Hope your day is filled with as much sparkle and joy as you bring to everyone you inspire. 500+ days and counting!!! You are a Fusion Rockstar and today is for you :-). Angela Nichols Leonard, have an amazing day. #happybirthday #streakers #coachsamisrockstars