Professional athletes inspire us with their record breaking performances, but it’s the everyday triathlete, cyclist, swimmer, and runner who impress us with some of the most memorable results. TriBella highlights different female customers who exemplify the beauty of sport. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

–St. Francis of Assisi

Carla Thompson

Liz Sharpe - Thursday, September 01, 2016 |
Carla has been a friend of TriBella since before we opened the doors in the spring of 2011. When she heard through the grapevine that we were opening a shop catered to women, she jumped fully on board. Without really knowing who we had on our hands, we quickly found out that she was (and is still) one of the most connected and respected women in Colorado's triathlon scene. Since that time, Carla has further cemented her dedication to women triathletes, and time and again has shown her devotion to the triathlon community. We are honored to  Read More

Courtney Culligan

Liz Sharpe - Thursday, March 27, 2014 |
If someone had told me ten years ago that I would be competing in triathlons and finishing Ironman 70.3 races at the age of 44, I doubt I would have believed it. In fact, I’m pretty sure I would have said, “No way, those people are crazy.” But, here I am, doing exactly that and I couldn’t be happier about it. My friends and family often ask me how I manage to train for multisport events and successfully balance my busy life as a wife, mother and teacher. The simple truth is that I absolutely love everything I do,  Read More

Cindy Baldwin

Liz Sharpe - Monday, November 04, 2013 |
I grew up in the South at a time when women were not encouraged to participate in sports. After moving to Colorado, I did a little climbing and hiking but had to put that on hold when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. My year long treatment included chemotherapy and radiation, followed by another year of getting my energy back. Because of the lymphoma treatment, I knew I was at a higher risk for secondary cancers, especially breast cancer, so it was no great surprise, when ten years later I was diagnosed with early stage breas Read More

Jessica Stephens

Liz Sharpe - Monday, November 04, 2013 |
In September 2009 a friend and I began training for a triathlon. I had always been in good shape and was well conditioned especially after this particular summer because I completed RAGBRAI, a 500 mile bike ride across the state of Iowa. About a month into triathlon training I had chest pain and a few other random symptoms that didn’t make sense. I went to the doctor and after a number of tests the verdict came back in late October 2009 as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For anyone who is given a cancer diagnosis, it’s a shock at first. B Read More

Kara Diamond-Husmann-My Ironman Journey

Liz Sharpe - Saturday, February 16, 2013 |
My urge to run all began in 2005 when I was 20 weeks pregnant and on bed-rest. I was in the midst of a complicated pregnancy with twins and was either laid up on the couch in our Wash Park home or was at the hospital under close watch. When I was at home, I would watch people through the window run by on their way to a few laps in the park. During that time, I decided I wanted to run my first marathon once our twins were born. While my husband and I did quite a bit of hiking in the high country, I never was a “runner” and I neve Read More

Dee Clayton

Liz Sharpe - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 |
Do you have what it takes to inspire? If you’ve ever wondered how to make an impact on others, take notes from Dee Clayton. To say she’s an inspiration is an understatement. Dee is an accomplished athlete who has found success as a cyclist both on the road and on the trail. She won the TBRA Tennessee State Mountain Bike Championship, raced the Hell of the South road race last year, and finished a 100 mile bike ride from start to finish in four hours and thirty minutes. That’s fast! Her most recent victory was late last yea Read More