Happy New Year

Goal setting

The New Year is a great time to re-evaluate your priorities, dreams & goals. Setting short & long-term goals is a wonderful process to decide what you want to achieve, to explore what is important, a distraction, or irrelevant. Goals, when achieved, build confidence, and they are a great motivation tool. Most goal setting books talk about the benefits of Read more about Goal setting[…]

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Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.

People often talk about wanting to race then they say, But I don’t have time. But I don’t have support. But I don’t like to run.  But, but, but …  The one thing they don’t realize is that their “but” is literally keeping them on their butt. Been there done that. Thousands of “buts” kept me on Read more about Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.[…]

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Managing Self Doubt

How do you manage self doubt? Lately, for me it’s been difficult especially as Ironman training kicks into high gear.  Words that race through my head include: What am I doing? I feel like a failure with balancing business, training, family, friends. I’m tired with 85% of my body being sore 100% of the time. Read more about Managing Self Doubt[…]

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The Goggle Quest Continues

Goggle Update: Since July I’ve been looking for goggles that don’t fog up or leak, and after testing about 7 styles I finally found a pair that works great.  TYR Performance Mirrored Next Pro. I’m on a goggle quest to find the best goggle for me. Gayla, owner of Tri Zone in Los Alamitos, convinced Read more about The Goggle Quest Continues[…]

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Ironman Check List

Leaving tomorrow morning @ 4:15 a.m., and driving to Napa with a few tri friends. It’s the best of times, and the worst of times.  And that’s because there’s so much to do. The “check list” seems never ending, and the one I use also has some questionable items, like “Crack Pipe”.  Hummm.  Where did Read more about Ironman Check List[…]

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Day 29 – Life of Tri

Absolutely sick of my stinking car.  It’s full of bags: gym bag, running bag, bike bag, swim bag, and damp towels cover them all, drying out while leaving a wet swimsuits stench. Today’s Tri Tip: de-clutter. It’ll be like a breath of fresh air.

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Day 27 – Work Through The Pain

Sometimes life gets in the way of well laid plans – who said that? That’s what’s happening with me. My car battery died and my body is tired – interesting. Man and machine feeling each others pain. During moments like this I work to work through the pain and do what needs to be done. Read more about Day 27 – Work Through The Pain[…]

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Day 23 – Love is in the details

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand more times – be proactive.  If you’re like me – a procrastinator – that’s easier said than done, but it pays off.  The trick is to be proactive with the end in mind. The end goal for racing Ironman or another triathlon is getting to Read more about Day 23 – Love is in the details[…]

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Day 13 – Bring Your A Game

Day 13 motto – Bring Your A Game.  Why?  Because it’s important to remember that anyone, at any age, can bring their A Game.  For those in my age group (50+) … don’t use age as an excuse from creating a thriving life because time and wisdom do have benefits, especially if you are embracing an Read more about Day 13 – Bring Your A Game[…]