• Product Reviews

[caption id="attachment_6422" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Daily News[/caption] Restaurant Man is a book I found after reading and reviewing Yes Chef by Marcus Samuellson and I came to enjoy it from the very beginning.  Why?  Well here is why: As many of you know I am composed of the following amongst other things: New Yorker Foodie Triathlete When I saw that Joe Bastianich (of Master Chef fame) wrote a book I quickly purchased it.  Joe is a New Yorker, a foodie/wine enthusiast, and a triathlete.  I was...

  • Train

I reviewed Chris McCormack's book I'm Here To Win previously and on the way home from Rev3 Maine I read an article by him in the September issue of Triathlete magazine titled It's All In your Head. Having just come off of racing a 70.3 where I had mechanical issues and two other worldly blisters this article spoke volumes to me. If you can recall, it was just about a month ago that I gave you a recap of the triathlon training camp with Jeff Irvin.  During that weekend we discussed how neither of us has really pushed ourselves to the point o...

  • Race Reports

Rev3 OOB Maine was this past weekend and I can say it was a very wonderful experience outside of one item, which I will touch on at the end.  Going into this race I felt very strong.  I had dialed in my nutrition and hydration and training was going well.  The one item that did not happen was a proper taper but that is because the goal race of the second half of the season is Ironman Arizona and not this race.  That being said I was feeling good. I flew into Maine on Thursday evening and was picked up by Jen Small of Miles, ...

  • Breakfast Recipes

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There is something about getting together with family and friends that doesn't involve gift exchanges that makes it my favorite.  There is no gift better than yours and no feelings of guilt other than I should not have eaten that 5 slice of pumpkin pie.  Lately my love for Thanksgiving has grown because there are no commercials in August telling me to get ready for Christmas shopping.  There is no Black Friday with Thanksgiving.  It is just about sitting around the table and eating ...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_6392" align="alignright" width="290"] Source: Lava Magazine[/caption] Rev3 Old Orchard Beach Maine is this weekend and I am both excited and nervous.  I am typically not nervous before races but for some reason this race has me on edge.  That is a good thing because it means that I am ready but it is also an indication of me just now knowing what I am heading into and I think that is the worst part of this entire situation. This is my first race with Rev3 and there is excitement about that but also nerves because...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_6387" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pigeon Racing Pigeon[/caption] Pass the salt is a phrase I have not said in years.  A few years ago I weighed 35 pounds more than I do today and when I decided to get healthy and begin to rid myself of processed foods I threw salt, or really, sodium into that garbage can as well.  I knew that there was so much sodium in the packaged foods and the fast food 'burgers' I was eating and so my initial reaction was I did not need sodium at all and began to cook without salt. ...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_6379" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Ironman.com[/caption] The chance to compare one race organization to another comes this weekend.  I am heading to Maine to race in the inaugural Rev3 OOB Maine.  This is a Half-Ironman and will provide me with a first hand taste of how things are done by Rev3.  I have seen the acknowledgement of how well run the Rev3 races are and how family friendly they are when they are compared to the Ironman brand and WTC. I am a very big fan of WTC and the Ironman brand.  When...

  • Lunch Recipes

Chilaquiles are typically made with a salsa verde and eggs.  I decided to change it up a bit last night and make it with a spicy salsa as well as with tofu.  Using tofu instead of eggs makes this a truly vegan meal and it is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch or brinner (yes that is a meal.....having breakfast for dinner that is.) I find that Mexican cuisine lends itself perfectly to a vegetarian / vegan diet and so I find myself making lots of Mexican style dishes for dinner.  The other cuisine that I find that is perf...

  • Train

The Process is something that people in the sport of college football refer to when discussing Nick Saban and his success at LSU and Alabama.  I was reading on CNNSI.com yesterday, this article, about The Process and I kept going back to the sport of triathlon.  I recently posted about Recovery and the lessons I Learned From Ironman training and for whatever reason this article spoke to me in triathlon terms and not college football terms. These first few sentences from the article are what really grabbed me: Instead of talking about wins...

  • Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_6352" align="alignright" width="186"] Source: Suburra[/caption] Tuesday tirade makes its debut and this may be the last but we shall find out.  Today's tirade is being brought to you by professional athletes, and by professional I am talking about the four major sports in North America:  Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey.  Yesterday I was driving and listening to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and he was talking about Chad Johnson and I just got furious.  This segment comes on the heels of a conversation that...

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