• Race

I know, I know.  You haven't had enough of these year in reflection posts so I thought I would put another out there for you.  I like to take some time to reflect on a race or a training session.  Was it hard and what did I do good or bad?  Can I continue the good, can I change the bad?  I spend a lot of time thinking and getting to know myself better.  The theory is that the better I am the better I can make you.  It may work, it may not but I do know that when I smile at somebody they smile back.  So if...

  • Athlete's Plate

Athlete's Plate - December 30, 2010 This is the last Athlete's Plate of 2010 and it is perfect to end the year with a menu dedicated to Lindsay from Chasing the Kenyans.  If you have not been to her blog, go but not until you are done reading all of my posts, then go as fast as you can.  Lindsay is an extremely funny person.  She is creative in an artsy way.  She can draw, she can rap, she makes videos, she can move boxes from cubicle to cubicle.  But most of all she can run.  That name (Chasing the Kenyans) is no...

  • Product Reviews

This blog has become a labor of love.  I love coming to my blog to find out who has recently posted and then read what they have on their mind.  See I am a people person and I'm about what can I do for you.  So you can imagine my surprise when I got an email from Megan at BuildASign.com that started like this: Hi Jason, I enjoy reading about your experiences as an aspiring triathlete, it's so inspiring. I am really into health and fitness, so my company is letting me send out products (at no charge) to the best sites and blogs I...

  • Train

So on Sunday I went to my blog and saw something that I very rarely look at.  What I saw was the 70.3 Oceanside countdown.  I have not paid attention to this very much because of the DRC 1/2 Marathon and the Dallas White Rock Marathon.  My coach emailed me a couple of weeks ago to tell me that the training was going to ramp up because California was coming up.  It still never dawned on me what that meant. Then the number finally hit home.  On Sunday I saw 98.  As in 98 days away.  I was 14 weeks away from racing in my first 70.3 race....

  • Uncategorized

Yesterday we all celebrated Christmas in our own special way.  Hopefully you all had a day filled with family, friends, gifts, a little bit of arguing, hugging, and laughing.  I know I did and I wanted to share with you what happened yesterday that made me smile.The day started with me waking up and immediately knowing that I was alone.  A feeling that I don't like as I am always the one that wakes up first, kissed my wife gently and sneaks out of the room for some coffee, toast and prep for a workout.  Where was Karen and n...

  • Uncategorized

Just wanted to wish you all of very Merry Christmas.  Today has been a very special day and tomorrow I will lay out all that has transpired for me today.

  • Athlete's Plate

Athlete's Plate - December 23, 2010   This week the Athlete's Plate is dedicated to Marlene over at Mission to a(nother) Marathon.  Beth from Shut Up and Run nominated her and I am glad that she did.  I had not been following Marlene so it led me to stalk follow another blog.  It is choc(olate) full of great inspiration, pictures and stories.   Here is what I was able to find out about Marlene while perusing her blog: 1- From Canada 2- Began her running career essentially in 2007 and has since been pounding t...

  • Athlete's Plate

Lucas over at The Super Fatlete is putting on a virtual 70.3 race that started on 12/20 and ends on Christmas Eve.  What a great way to keep the competitive juices flowing and training through the holidays. Today he announced a catch to this virtual race of his.  The catch was that if you ate cookies, brownies, cake or pie you were penalized.  Another great way to avoid the sweets although the penalty is 1:00 for 3 cookies.  Depending on where I am at in terms of time on at 11:30pm on 12/24 I might take that one minute pen...

  • Athlete's Plate

So as I was getting ready to peruse through the nominated blog tonight and begin to build the ideas for an Athlete's Plate based on that blogger when I remembered that I was given a Holiday Cookbook by Chico's teacher when I picked him up the other day.  Karen and I have gone through this many times and laugh each and every time.Go through the menu and let me know your favorite.   Chico on the cover....that boy has some cooking gear!!!!     Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chicken Pizza C...

  • Uncategorized

So I was over at She Said I Need A Goal on Thursday and the post inspired me.  Go check out the blog and be sure to follow on Twitter as well (apparently you will be shouted outed if you don't - read today's post)The basis of the post was to take the words So I Was and add a word to it with a description.  This may or may not have been the original idea but this is what I'm running with.So I was Wondering what I would make for dinner to continue this idea of eating a plant based diet.  It has worked so far and I feel le...

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