Regression Toward the Mean

May 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

In statistics, regression toward (or to) the mean is the phenomenon that if a variable is extreme on its first measurement, it will tend to be closer to the average on its second measurement—and, paradoxically, if it is extreme on its second measurement, it will tend to have been closer to the average on its first. When interpreting data, regression toward the mean must be [...]
Crystal River

Race Report: Crystal River 1 (2015)

May 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

Ah Crystal River … my favorite race to do and also the bane of my existence. For some reason the results I have from this race weight more heavily on my psyche than any other race. It’s my measuring stick. Has been Since 2012. It is usually the first,or close to the first, race of the season and is a series of three so easy to compare progress, or lack there of, through a season and [...]

Second Chances

May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

I find myself going through a hard time recently. I don’t share all of it on this blog, to my friends, regardless of what some think. I let it out in small pieces, comments, little insights to my psyche at times, but most are not aware of the inner turmoil I feel on my days. Some are more adept at picking up on these subtle clues; Jennifer being one of them, Meghan to some extent, [...]

Frustrated, Inc.

May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have reconciled myself to the process of getting better without worrying about others and how fast they are, but I have to admit there are times where the frustration over my own slow progress compared to others that appear to progress without (it seems to me) as much as I put into it gets over whelming at times … to the point of distraction. Let me be clear here … I am not [...]

Crotch Pot Cooking Hot

May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Man it was hot out there today!” “How hot was it?” “DAMN Hot!!” “How hot??” “Crotch Pot Cooking Hot!!” Authors Note: I have NO idea what a “crotch pot” is, but I am sure if it was hot enough outside to cook it, it’s not a place I want to be … Which brings us to training in Florida. Those reading this who live and [...]

Attack of the Resolutionists

May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Every year it happens … On January 2nd, your once comfortable gym, your haven from the outside world, your escape from reality where you can focus on yourself for an hour or so in relative solitude, is … different. You notice it right away, before you can even get in the door. The parking lot, which used to be half full at 5:00 at night, is now packed with cars (most of them minivans [...]

The Trouble with Men

May 7, 2015 | 3 Comments

I have trouble with men. We are not, as a whole, a very nice bunch are we? I was pondering on this recently while going through the Facebook pages I belong to. Now I know that Facebook is hardly an example of society’s best and brightest, it’s amazing how many philosophers and political scientists we have in this country, but it is still a representative sample so I am using it. The [...]

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently reposted a blog about my issues with weight loss to my various sites, and as it often happens a response came in with the usual “it’s all about calorie deficit, simple math, burn more than you take in and you’ll lose weight”. Those of you who read my blog, and/or listen to the podcast, know that I have many issues going on internally that this is not the case [...]
Training Tales

Training Tales – Cycling 04.26.2015

April 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

This is the second part of a new series I am starting called “Training Tales”. What I would like to do with this is provide a look into the weekly long training session, whatever that may have been as far as discipline. Let me know if this is something you find enjoyable to read. They will all be listed under the same category HERE so that they can be gone through at one time if [...]
Tired Runner

Proactive Bud Nipping Required

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four years and counting. That’s how long I have been on my journey, and the one thing that has become clearer with each passing race, with each passing season, is that there are NO shortcuts. Regardless of your goals, whether it’s losing weight, or finishing that marathon, or competing in an Ironman, it takes work … lots of work … and it is constant. The breaks are few and far between. [...]
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