Why or Would You Tattoo?


Being sick yesterday caused a lot of TV watching.  By the way there is nothing good on TV during the day.  I flipped on Real Housewives of New York to see if I could recognize areas of New York and before I knew it all I was watching was 6 (I believe it was hard […]

I’m Here To Help


I had planned on doing a post about McDonald’s after having watched a documentary on the company a few days ago along with some recent news but not feeling well today I am going to postpone that post until I feel better and my mind is not clogged. So with that being said I am […]

I AM a Tough Chik!


No, not me.  I don’t think I’m tough enough to be a Tough Chik but my wife is.  I am very proud of her accomplishment for selection to this terrific team.  So with that as way of introduction here is Karen in her own words: ==================== So… Here I am invading Jason’s site again..but this time […]

Two For Tuesday – Black Bean Version


I have recently been introduced to Pinterest by Karen and Mandy.  Pinterest,if you don’t know, is a site where you can ‘pin’ items that are of interest to you in an organized manner.  Your pinboard can also be shared with those that choose to follow you.  People can choose to follow all or some of […]

Ironman Texas Training – Week #1 VLOG

The first week of Ironman Texas training is in the books and it was a successful week overall.  Watch the video to see and hear what happened in the first week, what Week #2 is shaping up to look like and a few shout outs to some helpful folks.   Week #1 Stats: Swim:  5500 […]

New Weekly Post?

I have been contemplating a new weekly post and would like your help in getting it started. It has been sometime since I posted an Athlete’s Plate and remembering how much fun I had with that I drummed up a new idea that would be just as much fun.  By the way I am tracking […]

Planning and Executing The Ironman


Ironman Texas is a total of 21 weeks away and being a planner I am starting to think about how to race that day.  It may seem early to be thinking about that but the reason I am thinking about it is because I train the way that I race.  If I can eliminate as […]

The Sufferfest – Cycling Video Review


It was just a couple of days ago that I wrote about the Pain Community that Mr Atkinson refers to in terms of triathletes.  He believes that we will push ourselves past a point of suffering because we want to feel alive in today’s world.  We will endure suffering that the average person will not […]

My Newest Addiction


I have fallen in love with something new and I want to share it with you.  This addiction has been a part of my life since I was a kid but it has finally showing up on a regular basis.  As a kid my mother used to put them on top of her hamburgers all […]

Why Do We Do The Things We Do?


I am in the process of reading Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald and I am enjoying it very much.  There is some controversy surrounding the book because of the lawsuit filed by Dave Scott and Mark Allen against the author.  I’m not going to give you a review of the book since I have not finished […]