Author Archives: Aric Monts-Homkey

Quick Start Apps for Getting Into Shape


Seems the smartphone is the new computer.  You are no one if you don’t have one.  In fact, many Millennials have indicated they would give up their car before they give up their smartphone!!  Thank you Steve Jobs!!  😉 I’ve … Continue reading

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Beginning the Next Chapter…


My last event was in 2010.  I believe it was the Camarillo Duathlon.  It is now nearly four years later and I have to admit I have been too far away from the excitement of multisport.   Over the past few … Continue reading

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The Winter Triathlete


The winter triathlete is hardcore. They brave the bitter cold to swim in the  outdoor pool, putting in more laps in the dark by 7am even before the sun rises out of bed. They ride their bike outfitted with studded … Continue reading

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Swimming at Your Own Risk


I went for a long lunch time walk this afternoon at the Carpinteria Bluffs and came across this sign: What amazed me most about this was simply the somewhat melodramatic let down of the words “swim at your own risk.” … Continue reading

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A Daily Runner’s Question


“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, “Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today.” –Peter Maher So, are you going to be a wimp … Continue reading

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2012 Goleta Beach Triathlon – Initial Result Analysis


Being a Data Analyst and Triathlete mean race results are super exciting for me.  The results are almost as exciting as the real event… almost!  I find it interesting to see which Age Groups were fastest and how they compared … Continue reading

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Keeping the Flame Alive


Fire.  It is inside every triathlete. It is what makes us jump into freezing water.  It is what makes us ride 112 miles and then run a marathon! As strong as the Fire can be, it is also quite delicate.  … Continue reading

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