Category Archives: Office Potato to Runner

Simple Nutrition for Athletes?


Is there such a thing as simple nutrition for athletes?  Is is possible to break nutrition and the need to fuel properly down to one or two rules? I am a huge fan of K.I.S.S., not the band, but the … Continue reading

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Recovering from Distractions


Life isn’t always as convenient and fun as a walk through the woods to the creek for a picnic.   If it was, people probably wouldn’t be obese, depressed, and unemployed.  Instead, life is a lot like a box of chocolates … Continue reading

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Training Summary & Review: Week 48.09


Tracking the time you spend on each sport is a great way to focus on the sports that need improvement the most while also holding yourself accountable.  Since triathlons are really all about combining sports, tracking your triathlon training in … Continue reading

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A New Milestone: 6-mile Run


On Tuesday night, I reached another milestone in my training by running a full six miles, non-stop!  I even did it wearing my FiveFingers! This week, instead of doing another strength workout with my trainer, I decided that it would … Continue reading

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Tale of Two 5K Competitions


2009 has been an exciting year.  It was my year of firsts: First year of competition. First triathlon. First duathlon. First did not finish (dnf). First year living fit with routine exercise and healthy diet. I also started off the … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Triathlon Training


As I embarked upon on my journey from office potato to triathlete almost two years ago, I never dreamed of how awesome the journey was going to be. Looking back, I wonder why I waited so long to do it. … Continue reading

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Carpinteria Triathlon Bike Course


The Carpinteria Triathlon is just over a week away at the time of this writing. I am feeling a little behind on my training due to an incredibly busy week.  So, this weekend and early next week I will get … Continue reading

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