So I’ve been off the net for a bit. We had another baby, I picked up a lot more work, and things got a little chaotic. That’s not an excuse, just fact. (and while I'm at it, keeping your Christmas tree up until St. Patrick's Day is a thing, right?) Work with me here. The … Continue reading A Glass of Resilience: a Baby Born, an Old Path Rediscovered, and of Course Cold Beer
By late October I was in my groove again. Point Lobos’ beauty and tranquility put me back on track after my August fall. While my season hadn't gone as expected, I still had one more race planned which brought me back to where my season started: Morro Bay. As I discussed in previous posts autumn … Continue reading Back to the Bay: November’s Reunion with Three Stacks, a Rock, a Swim, a Bike, and a Run (and meet some whales too!)
After Tri Santa Cruz I was back in the saddle once again! Racing, feeling strong, and ready for anything, I started making plans for future races. Maybe I could finally knock out an Olympic triathlon by season’s end or a half marathon! You name it-- anything was possible. And then reality hit me in the … Continue reading Back to Basics: A Path and a Pilsner
“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” -- John Wayne As I mentioned before I use to run a lot of races: half-marathons, 10kms, various trail run distances, and of course sprint triathlons. Then came the accidents and the long road to recovery. Since then I learned to walk again, then swim, … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again Part 1
Without a doubt Washington DC is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and alluring cities in the country. With its iconic landmarks and monuments, the Potomac River running along its western shore, and the quaint neighborhoods sprinkled throughout, Washington DC is a melting pot of culture, beauty, and history. Beyond the beauty of the city, … Continue reading City of Secrets
Sometimes you get into a funk in training and you find yourself struggling just to get a run in. Life has stepped in and more and more you find yourself procrastinating workouts, making excuses, and slowly watching your training plan fall apart. This was how I felt in late April: after a great March, I … Continue reading Fiesta!