Ironman Texas Training VLOG – Week #6


Ironman Texas training for Week #6 was certainly the first step in a new direction.  The rubber met the road this week with a swing from fantastic to craptastic and back again a few times.  I was emotionally and physically spent after this week and that let me know that we are about to get […]

Frugal Grocer – Week #4


I want to start out by saying I am having so much fun with this challenge.  I have been busting out my cookbooks and getting inspired with recipes and the various uses for the same vegetables that meals are not stale or boring.  When I see a recipe now I imagine what I have in […]

Iron War Book Review


Where do I begin with this review.  I found Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald to be just incredible and not only because of the storytelling of the greatest Ironman race ever but because of the scientific information that came with it.  I have read Chris McCormack’s book I’m Here To Win as well as the book  You […]

Lowering Junk/Fast Food Consumption


One of my favorite chefs, Marcus Samuelsson recently posted an article titled Can A Ban On Junk Food Ads Reduce Its Consumption and after reading it I thought to myself that is not the way to do it.  The highlights of this article are as follows: Quebec, Canada banned fast food ads between 1984 and 1992 which […]

11 Random Rants


I participated in the widely circulating game of 11 Randoms and it has been cool to learn a lot about all of you through this game of tag, but yesterday while pedaling and running to nowhere (on the spin bike and treadmill) I had a lot of thoughts going through my head of the things […]

Frugal Grocer – Week #3


We have entered into Week #4 of the Frugal Grocer and I am going back to review Week #3 for you.  Before we get to that I would like to point out that in the top right hand menu bar I have added the Frugal Grocer as well as having a drop down for recipes. […]

Ironman Texas Training VLOG – Week #5


5 weeks of training are done and in the books.  My first reaction to this is:  Holy $h*t this is going by fast and will I be ready for the 140.6 come mid-May.  My second reaction is:  This has been a lot of fun and I’m learning more and more about my body everyday and […]

Excuses Are Like A**holes….


The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.  ~Author Unknown I am the BEST person to give excuses. When I am running, if I see a sign ahead, I think it must be a stop sign, I need to stop. If a runner in front of […]

2 Years And Counting


Today is January 22nd, 2012 and it marks the two-year anniversary of my marriage to Karen.  I was very fortunate to have found Karen when I did.  I was luckier when she said yes when I asked her to marry me.  And I am even luckier than that because she has stuck with me through […]

11 Randoms


I was tagged by Marlene of Mission To A(nother) Marathon and not because we are friends but because I happened to be a person who was one of the first 11 to comment on a blog post of hers.  So I’m not sure if I’m flattered that she chose me, which in reality she didn’t […]