Love with a Hint of Despair

A recent email I sent for a possible Zoom meeting: In keeping with our low brow intellectual goals for this event some of the topics to include: Final Four Marriage Bracket - who is breaking up, hooking up and who is zooming who?Coffee Cup Happy Hour - how many of our coworkers are drinking alcohol during zoom ... More

Pacing a Pandemic

I had my first friend unable to be with a dying family member due to Covid-19 quarantine.  She experienced the heart-wrenching agony of her loved one dying alone and compounded by the realization that she will be grieving alone too.  I have no words to offer beyond a profound sadness for her and her family. I think ... More

Notes from a Pandemic 3/23/20

I coughed five times last night when I started to go to sleep. And then I spent the next thirty minutes trying to decide what I would do if I was getting sick. How would I protect JoAnn? I ran through my plan again. And again. And then I fell asleep without another cough. I imagine everyone is going through the same ... More

Notes from a Pandemic – March 16, 2020

KT and I decided to start writing down what we will be experiencing now and in the future. I write so we remember. When Katie and I were in the Caymans in January, I mentioned that some of the scientists I follow on Twitter were concerned about developments in China surrounding a novel virus. We discussed what we ... More

Gelatin for Tendon Injury and Health

I have run (every pun intended) with lots of injured athletes.  Most athletes with tendon injuries do the standard protocols.  Many of them haven't heard about the research and benefits of using gelatin for tendon injury and health.  The best part?  The protocol is cheap and easy.  The info below is based on the work ... More

Attention to Detail but Not Too Much Detail

I started tapering for Ironman Texas on Saturday.  Taper is defined as having too much time to think and fuck up your race.  Which got me thinking about why I have had success in triathlon. Genetics.  Mine are middling at best but my ability to mentally endure is strong. Work.  I realized that I can do a lot of ... More