Author: Teri Larson Jones

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    Choose Your Own Destiny

    It’s hard to believe I’m at the end of my year with Athleta! Time flies! If you’ve followed my blog this year, you know that I’ve written a series that captured the experiences I had as I battled through two back-to-back shoulder surgeries and scrambled to prepare for the barefoot waterski world championships. This blog…

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    Post-Achievement Blues

    Achieving a goal you’ve set is an exhilarating feeling – it’s the aftermath that can be difficult to deal with. Sometimes you don’t know what to do with your extra time after it’s over, and sometimes you don’t know what to shoot for next. Right now I’m just three weeks past the ultimate goal I…

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    Shattering Glass Ceilings

    Whenever I set goals, I determine the end result and devise a plan for achieving it. In reality, things don’t always go according to my plan. Last month, I skied the U.S. Nationals and my experiences at this tournament helped me realize that I cannot anticipate all the twists in the road and what circumstances…

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    My Return to Competition

    Below is my fifth blog in a series that chronicles my journey from shoulder surgery, to the 2012 Barefoot Waterski World Championships. In the last month, I’ve had wonderful things happen in my life that I share in this blog. APPRECIATING THE PROCESS Competition itself is a small piece of what it takes to be…

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    Feeling the “Power to the She!”

    I’M FEELING THE “POWER TO THE SHE!” This is my fourth blog that chronicles my journey to the barefoot waterski world championships in August. A lot has happened since my last blog, so I’ve stuck with the highlights below. In case you haven’t read my previous blogs, I’ll quickly summarize them for you. Since September…

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    Bouncing Back (Again!)

    “Don’t focus on what you can’t do. Think about what you are doing.” ~Kari Tomashik Nine days after my second shoulder surgery I found myself in my usual Saturday morning yoga class. I felt compelled to go even though I was in a sling and was still very fatigued from my surgery. I went because I…

  • Building Momentum, and Then…

    More than a month has passed since I wrote my first blog in which I emphasized the mental challenges we face when we experience setbacks that knock us back to square one. Since that time, a lot has happened in my battle back from the beginning. Below, I’ll describe how I’ve gotten myself back on…

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    Starting from Scratch

    If you read my bio you know that I compete in three-event barefoot waterskiing. Our three events are wake slalom, tricks, and jump — all done on our feet!  Before you tune out because you aren’t interested in (or familiar with) barefoot waterskiing, let me say this: my story is your story. Barefooting may be…

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