Twelve Years Together

Twelve years ago I started Beez Athletics. Twelve years ago I first coached Annalesa.  It has been an ever evolving relationship.  First I was a dedicated coach, then an involved mentor, then more like a big sister or aunt, then close friend.  The roles are fluid for both of us.

2003 Coaching Annalesa at Ironkids Triathlon

2003 Coaching Annalesa at Ironkids Triathlon

We’ve grown up together. While never quite peers we’ve been there though each other’s big life milestones.   Every now and then we get a chance to have a girls trip in the woods.

2005 and Annalesa's first time paddling a canoe.

2005 and Annalesa’s first time paddling a canoe.

2014 paddling multi day trip in Voyageurs National Park.

2014 paddling multi day trip in Voyageurs National Park.

Growing up as an only child of divorced parents with few and distant cousins, the world had sometimes felt large and lonely. I’m so grateful to consider Annalesa family.

2005

2005

2014

2014

Here is our story of silliness and adventure: Women In The Woods

Annalesa

Annalesa

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