Category: Reflections

Reflections on common themes derived from the sport of triathlon

2018 Race Season Reflections

It’s only July and for the earliest time in my 8 year career with this sport my triathlon season is over!  Though this may seem like an emotional decision brought on by the ramifications of my recent Full at Lake Placid it is something I have been considering for months.  I have really enjoyed this…

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 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…

Lake Placid Ironman Training Countdown

I wanted to put down in writing, and through photos represent the journey which is Ironman Big Week training leading up to my 3rd and possibly final Lake Placid, under the guidance of Mat Dixon and Purplepatch.  This is not intended to be a boring data report or an over the top emotional depiction, but…

Habits

Yesterday I heard a segment on the radio concerning bad habits that are toxic in relationships and it got me reflecting a bit on the habits I’ve picked up with training, good, bad as well as those that could come across either way depending on how you look at it (so like me to make…