Race Report: Rock n’ Roll Savannah Race Weekend

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a weird relationship with Savannah. My father’s side of the family comes from there (both father and step-father oddly). It was the place where my father died in 1966, the place where he is buried, and the place where his name is engraved among the honored police deaths. Though I have never personally lived there, and I had not been there since I was maybe 12-13, it feels almost like [...]

Surrounded by Yes Men

November 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

OK … I get it. Triathletes, runners … we love getting people into the sport. We support each other, coach each other, offer advice even when unwanted. We are here for each other. Struggling in a race? I will run out to meet you and help you get through it. It’s who we are, it’s what we are made of. And that’s all well and good. At some point, however, reality needs [...]

Growing Older but Not Up

October 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Age is just a number isn’t it? I have always been told that, more so as I get older, but I have to be honest with you, my friends, I am starting to feel it creep in. Getting older is a funny thing, because it is not the brain that ages. My head feels like it’s 30, but each morning as I wake and get out of bed I feel all of my 51 years at once. Injuries I had in my teens come back to [...]

Is It My Body?

October 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

I am about to write something that may come as quite a shock to most of you long time readers. All I ask is that you stay with me until the end. I have a very bad self-image. There … I said it … I make it a habit to crack jokes about my appearance, my weight, etc. I do this both self-deprecating and I also do it tongue in cheek when I talk about my “overall sexiness”. I [...]

What Makes a Good Coach?

October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the recent firing of Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and the subsequent hiring/promotion of Tight Ends coach Dan Campbell it reminded me of that old question about coaching style and what works, and what doesn’t work. If you are “in the know” about the Dolphins situation you know that Philbin was hired 4 years ago from the Green Bay Packers. His style is very low-key, very [...]

Too Fat to HIIT

October 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

I admit it. When the subject of high intensity interval training (HIIT) was first brought up to me my instant was exactly the blog title above … basically that I was too fat to be able to participate in HIIT programs. I would not be able to do most of what was being expected and therefore would neither finish the workouts nor continue with it after getting through one or two. And I see this [...]

This Should Be Easy

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

This should be easy … Alter your daily habits to include exercise, at least an hour a day, geared toward an event in the future, a triathlon in six months, a half marathon in five. Find a coach that believes in you and what you are capable of, that understands your issues and works with you to develop a plan of action to get you to the start line and allows you to finish strong and injury [...]

Product Review: Extend Nutrition Anytime Bars

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Note: Extend Nutrition supplied samples of their bars in exchange for this review. Opinions were not influenced in any way and are all my own, and no other payment was received. You guys know how I feel about supplements and the like, so when the people at Extend Nutrition contacted me to see if I had an interest in sampling their Anytime bars and writing a review, I honestly had to think about [...]

The “What the Hell” Effect of Weight Loss

September 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Someone needs to stop this roller coaster I find myself on … No … strike that … This is not a roller coaster, because a roller coaster goes down as well as up, and though I find that I do go down on occasion, the majority of my life is spent on the uphill side. But then again, I suppose it is like a roller coaster, because as much up and down as you experience, no matter what [...]

Race Report: Crystal River Triathlon Series 3 (2015)

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once more we ventured into the Crystal River Race Series, the final race for 2015, with hopes high for an improvement and, most importantly, a good experience. I was 1 for 2 in that department. I always have a good time at Crystal River. Even with the quirks of the race it is still my favorite one of the race year. It has become my barometer of the season, and past seasons, using it to measure my [...]
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