Category: Reflections

Reflections on common themes derived from the sport of triathlon

A Guide to Stepping Back from Training

A lot of people have been coming up to me at workouts recently expressing something along the lines of “I thought you were retired??”.  First of all I’m not retired from triathlon, however I am taking a self-imposed break.  That does not mean I will be ceasing any exercise, quite the contrary in fact.  This…

Time for a Break

It was just about on this date 11 years ago I did my first triathlon, the Quakerman Tri in Orchard Park NY.  Participating with my girlfriend at the time and barely knowing how to swim I managed a measly 3:47/100m in Green Lake, 16.95 mph (running the last mile in bike shoes not knowing what…

2019 Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

It’s been almost 6 months since I took a step back from the rigors of triathlon training to explore and engage in alternate facets of life.  In that time I gained responsibility at work becoming a manager, received a window into parenting as an uncle to my newborn nephew, reestablished my love of the gym…

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…