• Race

I think the answer to that question is a resounding YES.  And guess what?  I am beyond ecstatic that I did.  Maybe this little blog of mine in the middle of the internet sea will help get a wave of movement going in terms of education and talking about this problem that stares us in the face everyday. We can no longer stick our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.  We can no longer tip-toe around this issue and act as if everything is going to be ok because it is only going to get worse if we don't do something about it today,...

  • Product Reviews

[caption id="attachment_3317" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Products from GU, Recharge and Marathon Bars"][/caption] When I was at the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Boulder, Colorado back in June one item that I learned that really piqued my interest was to host a meetup of friends, family and other athletes from the area to test products out and try to put together a review for the companies.  Of course, in order to make this happen you have to check the schedule of those you want to invite, check your schedule for tr...

  • Athlete's Plate

My sweet tooth has been raging since last Thursday.  How do I know it was Thursday?  It is because I was so beat after the Disco Triathlon and had no recovery with a full week of training that on Thursday I collapsed.  I took a nap mid-day and when I woke up there wasn't a food I did not want to consume.  I found my step-sons M&Ms and those poor little candies did not stand a chance.  I woke up in the middle of the night and went and took out the Nutella and spread it on thick onto a banana.  My body was cravin...

  • Uncategorized

As a kid I used to dream of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (B-HOF.)  I knew for sure that I was capable of playing at the major league level as I watched guys like Ozzie Smith make diving plays, Dave Winfield hit towering home runs and great teams like the '86 Mets just put it all together.  Little did I know that my talent at baseball would end before I was in high school. It was at that time that I started playing football and I knew that getting into the Hall of Fame, let alone getting a football scholarship was not going...

  • Race Reports

I came into contact with Jenn when she reached out through my contact page to ask the following: I am new to this whole endurance athlete sport thing. I am an accidental athlete who got sucked into a duathlon as a bet by a trainer last year. That same year, I ran my first half marathon, full marathon, and competed a sprint triathlon. So, when it cam time to set new year goals I chose an Ironman 70.3... to start. I love all your articles, but with one week left to my event, I still feel unprepared. Do...

  • Train

I am reading Nutrition Periodization for Athletes by Bob Seebohar right now and it is a great read if you are interested in how to fuel your body for heavy training, tapering, recovery.  It goes through how to view the macro and micronutrients we need in our system.  It explains weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance for athletes but one chapter that hit me in the face was the discussion of dietary supplements. (By the way I will be reviewing this book in more detail in the future and doing a giveaway.  Speaking of which have you en...

  • Race Reports

One housekeeping item before we dive into the race report.  I want to say Thank You to all of the people that follow this blog, my Twitter account or Facebook account for the support  prior to the race and the high-fives (while virtual) for after the race.  It is awesome to be surrounded by supportive people who encourage, motivate, inspire, drive and teach.  It takes a village to raise a triathlete and I live in a great village. A little background on this race.  Last year I raced the sprint distance and this race was my first open wat...

  • Train

I have been holding off on writing this post for a week and was going to use this space today to write about my race from yesterday but since the final results have not been posted I am holding off on the race report.  I am trying to calculate what my error cost me in terms of time  and possible ranking.  Since there is a correlation between my mistake and these common mistakes it was just the perfect time to post this. The original article was posted on in Competitor.com and written by Joe Friel.  You can see the entire article [HERE] ...

  • Race Reports

I can't tell you when I started following Beth's blog but I can tell you I have witnessed her transformation from runner to triathlete and it has been amazing. She has embraced all the traits of a triathlete and will soon be racing Half-Ironman races as well as Ironman races. She may disagree but she has the drive and determination to do it. Her blog is keeps it real and is always inspiring and motivating let alone the conversation regarding hilarious. Go to her site by clicking here and be prepared to laugh. Enough of my verbiage you are...

  • Athlete's Plate

The Athlete's Plate is back to feature another awesome blogger but before I give accolades don't forget that my very own athlete's plate was featured last week in pictures.  To see what I typically eat click [HERE] and then come back to read this menu. This blogger is flat out hilarious.  Every time I see her on Twitter I smile and prepare myself to laugh.  Her sense of humor is spot on and she does not allow life to get in the way of her having a good time.  There are snarky comments.  There are one word tweets.  ...

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