December Challenge: 30/30

So begins the gray days of winter.  The lovely time of year when I feel cold most days and my training usually involves the dark early morning hours.  I have been inspired by some online forums to embrace a little challenge to get me through the month.  Here it is...1)  30 runs in 30 days.  ... More

CFO

About 8 or 9 years ago, the business I started grew exponentially (11 years old).  Up until that point I was doing everything myself including the accounting.  As the business grew, the paper work shuffle became unbearable.  In order to manage it I rented an office to work from and hired a book keeper to get ... More

The Carbon Ceiling

Where have I been you ask?  Good question.  Last year I approached the off season as an opportunity to incorporate some strength training with minimal cardiovascular.   The rule was nothing more than six hours.  January hit and I was off and running (literally).  This year I decided to ... More

I Thought I Saw a Puttycat

My first post-Ironman update.  After the race, I went for a ride with Zebra Man.  One of our larger hills was looming and usually I follow as he leads.  For whatever reason this time (maybe Ironman confidence!) I decided to lead as we were careening down the hill.  Have I mentioned that I love speed?&... More

Lost at Sea

We make it to Madison after the drive from hell (Coach is now Tier Y), where it is gray and gloomy with impending thunderstorms.   I decide that I will get a swim in on the course.  We pull up and as we are walking to the entrance I notice that the lake is WHITECAPPING!  It's a lake in the middle of ... More

Race Plan: The Dark Side

Night before have a steak dinner, black beans and rice and a couple of pints.  Go out dancing with drunk college students and get to bed by Midnight.  Wake up at 3am for a couple of bowls of high fiber cereal and six donuts.  A big glass of prune juice just to keep things moving.   A quickie with ... More

What Possibly Could Go Wrong

Taper is bad...very bad and I have just begun.  This weeks schedule includes...Monday  Feel like crapTuesday  Am I getting a cold?Wednesday  Panic AttackThursday  Break up with Significant Other...now to be referred as Insignificant OtherFriday  Close my Business and file for unemployment ... More