Sticking With Your Goals When Life Knocks You Down

I am a huge believer in goals. I write them down. I tell them to everyone who will listen.I internalize them. I often think about them. I visualize myself accomplishing my goals. There’s a lot that goes into reaching goals. Finding the time to stick to your training...

Be the Dog

Ever see a dog off the leash that is not having fun?  Ever see a dog running that isn’t thoroughly enjoying himself even though it’s running sd hard that it’s panting to the point that it might lose a lung? We are lucky to be successful athletes that...

Exploring Man’s Desire to Run

Christopher McDougall, author of the fantastic book “Born to Run,” explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter,...

Why Do You Do What You Do?

I often ask myself “Why do you do what you do?” This is just my way of reminding myself why I get out of bed at 5 a.m. for swim practice, or run in the cold and dark after work, or head out on a long ride on Saturday. Understanding why I do what I do is my...

You’re Only Human

Triathlon is an exciting sport. It’s addicting! You do one race and you want to do another one because you just know you can do it better. What people fail to think about is how training can injure them. Injury that comes from doing too much distance, too soon....

Bringing Your Disappointments Down to Earth

Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your...