Category Archives: milestones

On Becoming a Race Director…


Giving back to the community can take many forms.  From donations to local charities to adopting a highway, there is more than one way to give back.  How one gives back often depends on their beliefs and passions. Being a … Continue reading

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Reflecting: What an Awesome Year 2011 Was!


On this New Year’s Eve, I can’t help but reflect on how much I’ve grown in 2011 and how awesome the year was.   While 2009 was the year of firsts and 2010 was the year of obsessive burnout, 2011 … Continue reading

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How Important Is The Workout Gear?


In this installment of milestones along my journey from office potato to triathlete, I wanted to point out just how important having the right gear for your workout really is. When I started my journey at 60 pounds heavier, I … Continue reading

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Tips for Ocean Swimming


Swimming in the ocean is a really difficult thing for a lot of people.  As a triathlete, it is my least favorite sport to do and something I’ve struggled with for many years. Fear of death, discomfort in cold water, … Continue reading

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Wet, Dreary, But Awesome: 2011 Carpinteria Triathlon


The Carpinteria Triathlon Sprint is the best triathlon on the central coast of California (at least according to me).  Despite heavy mist that slowly soaked everything to the core, cold air and an otherwise dreary day, the 2011 Carpinteria Triathlon … Continue reading

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Camarillo Duathlon: A Race to Never Forget


For the past three years, since the very first Camarillo Duathlon was publicized, I have had the goal of completing the course. Due to cancellations, scheduling conflicts, and even injury, I couldn’t quite get my butt down to Camarillo at … Continue reading

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Going Simple


Triathlons can be thought of as a complex sport.  Anytime you take more than one of anything and put them together, things tend to get a little complicated.   This is why triathlon is a heavily respected sport with only a … Continue reading

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