Duathlon Worlds, Part 4….the end of my story.

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.

Financial and spiritual prep for the ITU World Championship

Once I learned that I am heading to Spain on TeamUSA, I made some assumptions.  Numero Uno on that list was that my family was responsible for paying for everything associated with that event.  I knew that TeamUSA only funds small components of the actual event, no different than most Olympic athletes. That put my … Continue reading Financial and spiritual prep for the ITU World Championship

Three is a crowd

The injection of “new” into the human experience is best handled in increments.  What does that mean?  Try learning to be a pitcher and a catcher at the same time or learn how to tie trout flies and maneuver a sail boat in the same session, and tell me how that goes…. For whatever stupid … Continue reading Three is a crowd

How Michelle Kwan influenced my attitude

I was reading how Michelle Kwan  left figure skating.  An article in a news rag documented that she now does yoga, rollerblading, swimming and running, it made me ponder what that was like and how she came to peace with it.  The pictures of her show her happy and engaged in life.  She displayed no … Continue reading How Michelle Kwan influenced my attitude

Learning from a slow teammate

5:30 am. My ankle isn’t right, but I want to do this race today.  It will help me prepare for bigger ones, and is a lot of fun.  In fact, I have been looking forward to it all week.  One of the competitors on our team came over to our house and spent the night … Continue reading Learning from a slow teammate

Recovery from Pain while trying to get better

 Me on the Appalachian TrailBefore Christmas, I came down with a serious pain in my right foot.  I tried to push through it, and it got worse.  It was diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis (PF). Healing from this has tied in with Yoga and Pilates.  In my case, the root cause was an incorrect gait while running … Continue reading Recovery from Pain while trying to get better

June 1 – No fun but I saw what I was learning

Started  June1 at 4:30 am, with a group of boy scouts.  I ate a dutch oven meal that included potatoes, sausage, eggs and butter.  Felt it in my stomach all day.  LESSON:  huge Breakfasts don't work. Walked 20 miles on the Bartram Trail in Western NC.  Non-eventful exercise and hits the category of downright easy.  … Continue reading June 1 – No fun but I saw what I was learning