Image of Research: I Became A Piranha!

Image of Research: I Became A Piranha!

When I first signed up to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland I went into it thinking I was going to be on the side lines observing runners or triathletes. That was certainly not the case! A few day before our trip to Dublin, my professor Dr. John Coumbe-Lilley had...
Think Strong to Finish Strong

Think Strong to Finish Strong

Piranha Triathlon Club Team Walking into the best experience of my life (Photo Credit: Patty Price) “You can do this!” (Photo Credit: Patty Price) 1, 2, 3 (Breath) (Photo Credit: Eileen Richard) “Keep Going” (Photo Credit: Eileen Richard)...
Photo Essay: Swimming at Seapoint Beach

Photo Essay: Swimming at Seapoint Beach

I had never swam in the sea before, not because I feared the sea, but because I had never been by the sea.  I’ve never once had someone swim with me before and this added to my nervousness. When I had found out that a couple of the Piranha Triathlon Club members were...
A piece of Oregon in Ireland

A piece of Oregon in Ireland

On a windy cool Sunday morning, I arrived to Dun Laoghaire Market wearing the black rain coat my sister Annabel let me borrow for my trip to Ireland. There at the farmers market, local farmers sold their flowers, fruits, vegetables, homemade jams, oils, lavenders,...
The Gaelic Games

The Gaelic Games

When I first found out that we were going to Croke Park, which is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium I did not have any high expectations. In fact I really did not see the point of visiting a stadium when there was not even a game going on. That all change...
I could see a flag standing tall & proud…

I could see a flag standing tall & proud…

When I first arrived to Dublin, Ireland I had not slept in over 19 hours and was beginning to feel my eyes get very heavy. As I sat on the bus that was taking us to University College Dublin, I looked right to face the ocean. I immediately noticed a gigantic ship that...