Category: Blogs

A Note to All the Singles

It’s been a little while since I put anything down in writing, and perhaps that’s a good thing, a sign that life has been firing on all cylinders, but a recent turn of events has left me lower than my typical feel good self.  A forced few week training hiatus has provided some unanticipated yet…

St George Race Report

Ironman can be a bitch, there’s no denying it, and the moment you get cocky is generally the moment it reminds you who’s in charge.  Following Oceanside I had this surreal confidence that I was in control of the 70.3 distance and ready for a breakthrough performance, but my undoing came from a lack of…

Routine vs Regiment: Pre St George

I often wonder if from an outside perspective my life seems boring.  Do the staff at my gym who see me there morning, afternoon and night think “wow, he’s dedicated??” or “someone needs to get a life!”  I can’t argue so far this year that I’ve fallen victim to the same routine week-in and week-out. …

Obsessed is Just a Word

“3 more medals” a runner yells to a volunteer, “a husband, a wife and one other”… It’s 5pm, just about 10 hours since the start of the 32nd LA marathon and in that time I’ve cheered on racers and friends along the course, gone home to eat and take a nap, and am now out on…

2017 Desert Triathlon

I’d like to consider myself a Designer by profession but my roots still lie in Engineering, math and science, and as such I’ve always been one for stats (HR, pace, watts) because I speak numbers but more importantly in a sport fed by suffering in the name of grandeur, often to the regard of seconds, it’s…

2017 Mission Statement

Inspiration Looking forward to 2017 I thought it fitting to start with some of the my greatest motivational influences from this past year – I feel fortunate to have been surrounded by so many high functioning accomplished individuals.  The bar has been raised high!! Balance Perhaps my greatest challenge in athletics as well as in life.  With a continued desire…

My 2016 Halloween Movie List

Halloween is my #1 holiday of the year, and a tradition that was established about 5 years ago with Buffalo Roommates who shared my sentiment was to celebrate the month through gruesome movies/shows, one after another, shared together.  This list celebrates the sentiment as the tradition wasn’t about just watching the best, scariest most horrific movies as…

A note to all the Trolls

I am neither  a professional athlete nor distinguished writer.  My business card says Toy Designer, though I have no formal education in design.  You might say I’m an Engineer if you’re talking about my BS in Mechanical Enigneering, which I utilize less each day.  I’m just a regular guy with modest aspirations trying to stay active…