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Someday I’ll be Saturday Night

July 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

Hey man I’m alive I’m takin’ each day and night at a time Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life Like I ain’t got nothin’ but this roll of the dice I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night Yeah I have been in a slump lately. If you follow this blog or my various social media [...]
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Reality Bites

July 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

OK, after recording the podcast the other night I walked into the living room, where the TV was left on (of course) with “Extreme Weight Loss” playing. I have found this show much better than the Biggest Loser in the past, so stopped and to watch a portion. It was the person’s first weight in (90 days) and she was tasked to lose 91 pounds (1 pound a day). She did not make the [...]
RACE REPORTS (1)

Race Report – Central Florida Triathlon Series 2 – 2015

July 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

This was one of “those” races. The one where you feel really good about how you are doing until the end, then when the wall hits and the pain sets in you start to question whether or not you should be doing these races at all. There is a lot of work that goes into these events, even short ones like a sprint, and to work hard, and diligently, 5-6 days a week to improve, to get faster, [...]
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The Fireman Principle

July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a post that I put out under another blog I write, which gets NO hits. So I will subject you to it now. Originally posted at The Adventures of the Invisible Man We all have these types of days … The director of operations sticks their head in your office and asks for a statistical analysis of last quarters trends and they need it by the end of the day. So you drop the normal days work to [...]
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Trying Yoga

July 10, 2015 | 3 Comments

People, many people, have been on me for years to try yoga, and I have been resistant. I have been resistant for many reasons, not the least of which was totally narcissistic. I don’t like the way I look in normal life, so how was I going to look trying to do poses and stretches that I know I cannot do? So it was a trust issue also, in that I needed to trust the instructor wasn’t [...]
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Head Full of Crazy

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Triathletes are called many things, but the one common thing we are all called is “crazy”. “You’re going to bike 50 miles on your day off?? You’re crazy!” “You swim, then bike, and THEN run?? You’re crazy!!” “Anda en bicicleta de 100 millas?? Estas Loco!!” It feels crazy to us sometimes too. I know when I look at my clock chiming [...]
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The Ten Commandments (Triathlete Version)

July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Thou Shall Honor the Triathlon Gods If you read my race report of Crystal River 2 in 2012 you know of what I speak. The Tri Gods do not like to be played with. They will visit upon you 20 mph head winds (in all directions), currents and visibility to scare Aquaman, and uphill runs in damaging heat. Do not toy with them. Thou Shalt Not Take a Race for Granted An extension of the first [...]
Data

If Found on Road, Please Pause my Garmin

June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is almost like a job isn’t it? So much of the training we have been doing is tied to data. From the very beginning we have tracked our mile pace on the run, or how fast our overall pace is on the bike. We become obsessed with our 50m split in the pool and how that will translate to Open Water once the time comes. We even look at our SWOLF after every swim, and I have no idea what the [...]
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Burning Fat

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is one of those posts that people reading either scream “yes” or scream “what an idiot”. Let me start off right away by stating this … if you disagree with anything I am about to talk about, or if it doesn’t jive with what you have seen or experienced, let’s take it at that and move on. Everything … and I mean everything … I talk about on [...]
Get the Funk Out

Get The Funk Out

June 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

“If you don’t like, what you see here, get the funk out” ~ Gary Cherone, Extreme, “Get the Funk Out” from the LP “Pornograffiti” In case you have not noticed, I have been in a serious downward spiral lately. I am not sure what the reason is, as these moods are hard to define and qualitate, but when they hit they hit hard, and they don’t like letting [...]
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