Vince Lombardi Trophy

Day 36 – Quality of Commitment The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence – regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~ Vince Lombardi Vince Lombardi is considered to be one of the best and most successful coaches in NFL history, and his quote reminds us to focus on doing our best, Read more about Day 36 – Quality of Commitment[…]

Lily Dog

Day 35 – Lily Dog, the best running partner

My #1 running partner is Lily Dog – hands down. This morning I procrastinated with the run, until I asked Lily if she wanted to go with me.  Her reaction – priceless.  She put a smile on my face, got me out the door, and together we shared a fun run.   Thanks Lily.  You’re the Read more about Day 35 – Lily Dog, the best running partner[…]


Day 33 – Eliminate Pain

Today one big element is trying to stop my triathlon commitment – PAIN. Yes, yoga and massages can counter it, yet I procrastinate. Why?  Well, work and time hindered my focus. So … if you’re like me and feeling a bit off-course, let’s take this great opportunity to explore and prioritize our commitments.  Ask one Read more about Day 33 – Eliminate Pain[…]


Day 32 – Commit to your dreams

Hard to believe there are 10 weeks left in my 100 Day To Tri.  Time flies. For fun, I decided to share 10 tools I use to succeed in racing Ironman.  To do so I’ll dedicate one tool to each of the following 10 weeks in hopes that the insight will be helpful to you. Read more about Day 32 – Commit to your dreams[…]

Control the Plot Twist

Day 31 – Stay in control

During my 100 Days To Tri a few truths emerge.  Being in control of what you can control is one of them. David, who I met last night, reminded me about it.  We shared a lane in the swimming pool, and afterwards he talked about the joy of regaining control of his life after breaking Read more about Day 31 – Stay in control[…]

bike in trunk

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.


Day 28 – Find balance

Hard to believe the HITS Napa triathlon is two months away.  That reflection reminds me of all that needs to be done and of how I have not balanced training with family, friends, work. Life.  It’s a work in progress. Realty is I have been too tired these past few weeks, and yesterday I needed Read more about Day 28 – Find balance[…]


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[…]


Day 26 – Know when to chill out

When training for a triathlon some days you’re just tired, and that’s how I’m feeling today.  In fact endurance athlete embrace these moments as a great training opportunity, but today I don’t feel like it. Yes, I’ll embrace the tiredness, and I’ll enjoy being bad. Today I woke at 6:45 instead of 5:00.  Now it’s Read more about Day 26 – Know when to chill out[…]

be flexible

Day 25 – Be Flexible

A love for structure – that’s what I discovered during my 100 Days To Tri.  A set training schedule keeps me focused and on on-track.  Plus, it helps me analyze success and points out needed areas of improvement. Does every moment need to be set in stone? NO.  If so, opportunities are lost.  For example, Read more about Day 25 – Be Flexible[…]