Think Downhill...


By Aaron Scheidies (teamusa.org)

When you are in your best form in the pool and run and best position on the bike you should  feel as though you are on a slight downhill....

Big Heart. Big Mind....

emy_face.pngED. Many of you know EMY EVERHART. She's a wonderful person and an accomplished triathlete. A Rookie of the Year nominee in 2014, she picked up her first career win at the Omaha Aquabike last year.

We recently learned that Emy is a mental health specialist, a "Clinal Social Worker/Therapist" to be precise. We read her professional bio on PsychologyToday.com and were very impressed. Here it is:


Sometimes in life we can feel like we have no control over what is happening, the paths our relationships are taking, or what the future might have in store for us. We can get to a place where we are stuck in a continuous cycle of negative thinking, gloomy feelings, and ineffective behaviors. I have experience providing therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship changes/separation, substance use issues, stress management, academic challenges, chronic illness, sexuality/gender identity issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia spectrum, and life balance....

"Definitely a Film Worth Seeing"...



“Flatline To Finish Line” is a totally Ironman-centric documentary that is at times both massively uplifting and a huge freaking bummer—definitely a film that’s worth seeing, regardless of your IM tattoo status."


By Chris Foster (triathlete.com)


Lately there seems to be a spate of triathlon movies rising to the surface. Four months ago, Triathlete Editor-in-Chief Erin Beresini stumbled upon a floating turd in the form of “Run To Me”—a disastrously tone-deaf attempt by Lifetime to (finally?) try to cash in on this whole triathlon thing. Clearly, no one involved in this movie spent any time speaking to an actual triathlete, but then again Lifetime sometimes sets a pretty low bar anyway.


A month later, Erin hit cinematic paydirt when she watched another fictional triathlon movie aptly named, “TRI.” In her review, she called it “the award-winning, feel-good triathlon film of the year [that] gets our sport right.” So at least we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.

Christina's a Hall of Famer!


The Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame will induct five individuals at the April 24 all-sports banquet in the Brainerd High School gym.

Christina Roberts, Sarah (Houle) Oehrlein, Kurt King, Tom Lyscio and broadcaster Colin MacDonald will be inducted....

Effervescent Triathlete...


"Langkos," a Greek name meaning "knowledgeful," is much easier to pronounce than "Schievelbein," a German deal meaning "boot leg". This is one of the reasons we were pleased when Linda Scheivelbein married Mr. Langkos two years ago. The main reason we were happy, of course, is that getting married made Linda, who is naturally happy and efferscent, even happier and efferescenter.

Linda smiles all the time. (We used to wonder if she was able to close her mouth.) We love that about her. We also love that she adores the Rolling Stones, boutique coffee and shopping at Kohls.


Linda is an outstanding triathlete. Though her AG--50-54W--is arguably the most talented female division in Minnesota right now, featuring such national class studdettes as Cheryl Zitur, Julia Weisbecker, Christel Kippenhan and the conspiculously absent Heidi Keller Miler, Ms. Langkos certainly, as they say, holds her own.

Check out some of her competitive highlights. Her 2015 season was especially outstanding....

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