My trip to Nepal left me breathless, literally. I have a hard time breathing in deeply, and I can't talk for more than a few words without coughing. That impedes all sorts of activities, let alone endurance training. Yet, the whole while I was in Nepal, my son Alex was home, going through daily workouts … Continue reading Then make it his time to shine.
It is called a bucket list for a reason. They are the items that we have always wanted to do, but have not been prioritized, so they sit in a bucket that has a label that reads “one day, I will get around to doing this,” We all have a bucket list. What is in … Continue reading An Ultra Day…
Not a day goes by when I don’t get some sort of humbling moment when I find a new way to view the athletic gifts I am currently enjoying. Watching another cyclist grind on a road or seeing a runner try to get in some miles late in the day, I speak under my breath. … Continue reading Running for 3rd World Solar Power
I run to music every chance I can get. During a competition, it is a penalty, but during practice, it is part of my rhythm. Compare it to reading on the toilet, driving while eating, or watching TV with some other piece of technology in your hand….it just happens. This am, I left to go … Continue reading Share it, don’t keep it
We all have memories of seeing superstar athletes receive awards. As we watch them get introduced and do the steps towards the top of the stage, we all know that there was a dedication and innate talent that lead to that moment, and we all hope beyond measure that this one athlete will have a … Continue reading Just having fun. The story of our National Champion
Going into last year’s event, I had problems. Injury and a lack of confidence were both preventing me from going all-in on my effort. Heck, I almost dropped out. This last weekend in St. Paul, MN, I lined up to compete again, but this time, my foot was working at 100%...that meant no difficulties, and I was … Continue reading Duathlon Nationals, 2014: Family included.
As men age, the power and effect of competition decreases. As their testosterone levels naturally drop, they lose their need to have an edge as, and winning isn’t as important as their days of youth. And if you believe that, I think there is some glaciers for sale in Arizona that you might be interested … Continue reading Duathlon Worlds, Part 4….the end of my story.
A few days ago, after working out in our local government owned and managed exercise facility (Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center or MAFC, for short), two old men were sharing their stories. One of them shared that the tasks he did during his career don’t exist anymore. The other guy shared that he was a … Continue reading Tomorrow needs to be like today
I fundamentally get that we are made stronger as we traverse adversity. That said, I still prefer a clean path, free of suffering. Today, I spent much of the day outside doing a landscaping project that involved a lot of work with a shovel and a pick. My pants and shirt were filthy, and, in … Continue reading Thorn in my Flesh
A day of mistakes! If I can learn from them, all is good. If I don’t? Oh no. The mistakes started before I arrived. We left early in the am, and in the car, I had three large cups of hot tea, on the way up. By the time I arrived, I was dehydrated. I … Continue reading He was actually a she. Race Report, 2-22-2014