Two Steps Forward…

A treadmill can be a necessary evil to many runners. For winter speed work and tempo runs I have accepted the “mill” as a tool to help me accomplish a goal. Even when I am going nowhere spinning my wheels. There are also times when I find myself outside running yet feeling like I amContinue reading “Two Steps Forward…”

True Grit

The publishers of Runner’s World Magazine also publish a magazine titled Prevention. More women may be familiar with it than men – the target market is focused toward “mature” women. Regardless of age or sex, it does offer quite a bit of helpful information about exercise, nutrition, and life balance. In fact the sub titleContinue reading “True Grit”

Pacing to The Beat of a Different Drummer… Or Tempo Trainer… Or iPod

Pace yourself – two words every athlete has heard, regardless if it is a newbie or experienced professional. Frequently it is said by someone other than one’s self. When it comes from within, it usually takes longer to admit. For me, I have heard it from both sources, however it took me a while toContinue reading “Pacing to The Beat of a Different Drummer… Or Tempo Trainer… Or iPod”

Awful Hole

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? -Clarence, It’s A Wonderful Life   This quote came to mind to me today after pondering a comment on my last post by Leela. She mentioned that my daily posts of inspiration areContinue reading “Awful Hole”

Time To Write Again

Frequently I start a post and have no idea what I am about to write. Today that has never rang truer. As the words unfold we both will experience something new. First, I do feel obligated to address my absence. I prefer to keep the details private, a few close friends and bloggers know. WhenContinue reading “Time To Write Again”

One Day At A Time

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. -Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a planner. As a triathlete, it is necessary to have a few races planned in order to train properly. That said, I may have made a few too many presumptions scheduling races all the wayContinue reading “One Day At A Time”

Learning, Control, and Friends

Since I started blogging I have written on several topics that are near and dear to me. Over the past four months my life experiences have accentuated their importance – learning, control, and quality friends. Funny – three topics, the underlying theme of this blog is based on my triathlon training, and not one isContinue reading “Learning, Control, and Friends”

Protein – How Essential

I have taken some time to write since my last post for a few reasons. Primarily the topic is a hard one – Protein. Also, I am feeling much better and I am back to most of my regular training schedule. As a result, I am spending more time training but still getting to bedContinue reading “Protein – How Essential”

Carbohydrates – The Simple and Complex Sides

Complex topics are difficult to write about and carbohydrates are very complex – even when they are simple. Athletic people are frequently told how important carbs are to fuel the body. Carbo loading before a big race will help fuel the body in the long, hard race – right? I am not a doctor norContinue reading “Carbohydrates – The Simple and Complex Sides”

Starting With Fat

Nutrition – I have wanted to write on this topic for quite some time. I have touched on it before, but getting into the details can be overwhelming. There is so much I want to go into – I am sure it will take a few posts. As I write this I do not haveContinue reading “Starting With Fat”