Saturday, April 10, 2010


As my two years in Pittsburgh quickly comes to a close, I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped make it through. I could not have done it without you! Although I'm super stoked to be done with the academic part of PT school and glad to be back with my super supportive husband, I will miss everyone. So I'm going to utilize this post to recognize those special people in my life that kept me sane. I hope they don't mind!

First and foremost, I want to thank my hubby Scott for inspiring me to follow my dream and get my doctorate. I love what I'm doing and am so glad I took the plunge. I'm not going to lie and say a 2 year long distance marriage is a good idea but we made it! Thanks for putting up with me!

Thanks to Kim who took me under her wing and was one of the best training buddies and bestest friends a girl could ask for! She has continually inspired me along the way and has always helped pick me up when I needed it. She has taught me so much about triathlon, nutrition, and life. She will truly be missed!
And of course thanx to my triathlon training buddies Jocelyn, Jen, and Lisa. Such a great group of awesome, supportive girls! What am I going to do without these 4 crazy fast bad a** chicas???

Thanx to my sister who has listened to me complain more than once....And the wieners who have brought me lots of endless love....AND of course thank you to my fellow bloggers and friends for keeping me sane, inspired, and entertained :)

And lastly and most importantly I thank God for this awesome opportunity and am excited about what my future may bring in PT, triathlon, and life. It's crazy how perfectly things work out when you just hand it over and let go.

New Orleans here I come!


  1. Good job!

    Cheers from Hong Kong!


  2. Have a safe trip and good luck!

  3. Congrats on everything you have accomplished! I know long distance marriages are hard. My husband and I were separated the first 13 months of our marriage. It is hard!

    I wishyou the best of luck in New Orleans!

  4. Ahh.. I'm so sad, and so happy for you at the same time! I appreciate you giving me a shout out and you have become one of my lifelong friends H! You're amazing, talented, caring, un-selfish, and just a positive wonderful person to be around! and I love you and will miss you dearly!

  5. It always sad leaving a place you have lived, but its also exciting to have a new adventure somewhere else.

  6. congrats on living this chapter of your life and making it happen! it took a lot of cahones to do it! wau to go! Good luck in your new chpater, life with Hubby! and cvan't forget NO70.3

  7. I am so excited for you! Wow! You have lived so much of life and you have so much more...your life is exciting...I love to read about it! congrats on finishing...that is incredible! I don't know how you pulled off a two year long distance marriage...unbelievable!
    I look forward to keeping up on what is next for you!!!!

  8. Oh congrats!!! I was SOOO RELIEVED to defend my thesis and be done with school. I honestly never thought i would get there. You should be SO PROUD.

    Good luck at NO 70.3!!! Have fun!!! And kick some tail.

  9. Good luck Heidi!!! Maybe next winter when you miss the snow you can come back and visit PA. HAHAHA!!!! :)

  10. CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you!!!