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When a Bad Ride Goes Good

April 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

So yesterday during a group ride with Team in Training, getting ready for the century event in June, my coach laid out a course for us that included some thing we all in this area live both in fear of and in awe of; the highest point in Florida. Sugarloaf Mountain. I have mentioned this climb before, both here and on the podcast, because it is one I have been dreading for a long time. Jennifer [...]
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Personal Best

April 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

What is it with us, as athletes (even adult onset types), that we can never be happy with just participating in a race or event? Why must every thing we do result in a new personal best or else be considered a disappointment? This was definitely my mind-set during my fist two years racing. If I finished a race and it was slower than a previous race, I felt like I had failed. Instead of [...]
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It’s a Motivation Issue

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

I knew before the year started that this year was going to be challenging. I knew what my plan was as far as racing went. I know I was cutting back on long distance events. I knew I was going to refocus as if it was year one. I knew all of this. What I did not know was how hard this was going to be; physically, emotionally, mentally. I have been having a motivation issue. I have had these in the [...]
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A Bright Future in Sales

April 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

One of my favorite bands, other than KISS of course, is Fountains of Wayne. Good, strong music with well written, and often humorous lyrics always get to me, so the first time I heard them (outside of the well known “Stacey’s Mom”) I was hooked. On the same album, “Welcome Interstate Managers”, was another song that for some reason connected with me. It wasn’t [...]
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Seeking Perfect

April 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

Writing a blog is at the same time both exciting and fearful. Returning readers are used to your ramblings, your sense of humor (such as it is), your hot buttons, and your propensity to ramble and shoot off topic from time to time. Readers of other blogs, however, are not accustomed to you, so you have to both get your personal message out but at the same time tread carefully on established ideas [...]
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Stuck and Stoppable

April 7, 2015 | 3 Comments

About a month ago I bit the bullet and paid for a group coaching program called “From Stuck to Unstoppable” with Tara Newman of FamilySportLife. Even though I really could not afford it, I felt that my life, both professionally and privately had gotten so mired in the muck (or “Knee Deep in the Hoopla“) that outside guidance was required. So I plunked down my money and [...]
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Knee Deep in the Hoopla

April 2, 2015 | 5 Comments

It’s unsettling when changes start happening and you are not sure where things will end up in the end isn’t it? It doesn’t even have to be a huge change. Just a slight variation can have lasting effects on many things; like dominoes it only takes one to falter before everything comes crashing down. Jenny found that out a couple of years ago, how just a slight change in how you [...]
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The Fat Slow Triathlete Creed

March 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

I recently was involved in a life coaching workshop with FamilySportLife and as part of the first step I had to list my values. As long time readers know, this question is hard for me. I think I know what they are, but to name them, or to put a feeling down on paper and own that, well, just is out of my comfort zone. I thought long on it and came up with four in order to meet the task. They [...]
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Come Play with the Jellyman

March 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

I … am not a fish. I know that comes as a shock to some of you, because if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know how comfortable I am in the water. It is, in fact, like a second home to me. I love having the wave’s splash over my face as I try to swim. It’s especially nice when the seas are just a bit higher than your head, so that when you come up for a breath the [...]
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Boiling a Frog – Thoughts on Aging

March 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Age is just a number isn’t it? I have always been told that, more so as I get older myself, 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 [...]
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