“B” = BRAVERY

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 2 of a 26 part series. Bravery, don’t you just love this word? I think of “Braveheart” and “Gladiator” and “William Tell.” What comes to mind when you contemplate bravery? Fear is a natural human emotion. We all experience it in some form or fashion and […]

“A” = ADVERSITY

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 1 of a 26 part series:   What is adversity really? Do you consider adversity the outcome when things don’t go as planned. If you don’t get your way, would you consider yourself “faced with adversity?” Just a few questions to get you thinking! In my […]

May I present to you…the “endurance Alphabet!”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. This past weekend my wife and I revisited Asheville, NC for the second year in a row. Last year we thought’d be a good idea to take pictures of each letter for the purpose of making magnets for our new refrigerator. What you see below is our […]

Shoe Shopping…heck no, CROSS-TRAINING!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Believe me when I say that shoe shopping is certainly no walk in the park!!! This past weekend, I was daring enough to accompany my bride on afternoon shoe shopping spree! You know what they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I took this video […]

What’s the deal with the WEATHER?

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. It truly amazes me that so much anxiety is created as a result of “potential weather conditions??” I took this photo the day before Ironman Coeur d’Alene not more than 100 yards from “Hot Corner” aka transition area. Here’s the deal when it comes to weather and […]

A picture’s worth 1,000 words!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Let me set the record straight…I AM NOT A CAT-LOVER! (Ha, Ha! just having a bit of fun here! By no means do I want to offend your cat-like compassion.) I just couldn’t help but dedicate an entire post to this very picture which I feel sums […]

Fresh Food NOT Fast Food!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. In this fast paced world we live its nice to slow down and savor the flavor; FROM THE EARTH! This year my wife and I have consistently visited the local farmer’s markets in Nashville each Saturday morning (that is, when we are in town!) One of my […]

Every Moment Matters: surprise, surprise…PART V!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. So I know you expected a 4 part “Every Moment Matters” series…I can’t blame you, after all that was my intent! However, my last post reminded me of how important it is to master the art of the aid station. The run is fun (that is, IF […]

Every Moment Matters: part IV

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. Today is the last and final part of a the IV part series “Every Moment Matters.” Do you or do you not agree with the following statement: “the fun is in the run?” You have made it to final stage of your race and if you have executed, […]

Every Moment Matters: part III

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. Today is part III in a IV part series entitled “Every Moment Matters.” Without question, the longest leg of any triathlon is the bike (both in duration and distance.) Allow yourself to smile as you have just completed the hardest leg for most..the swim! On Tuesday, we discussed […]

Teddy Roosevelt, Fail While Daring GreatlyIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

 

 

Every Moment Matters: part II

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. Today is part II of a IV part series entitled “Every Moment Matters.” As human beings, we have at least one thing in common…we are land-dwelling creatures! What is it about the swim that makes triathlon so intimidating? Unfortunately there is no way around it…that is if you […]

Every Moment Matters: part I

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. Today is part I of a IV part series entitled “Every Moment Matters.” Triathlon is unique in that a transition area (or 2) is involved! The objective is to spend as LITTLE time in transition as possible. Think of this as a necessary evil to move onto to […]