Thoughts in Training Blogs

January 12, 2022

What is life becoming?

How many of us can answer the question, “what do you do for a living?” with precisely one sentence and […]
December 31, 2021

A year in Review with measurements

Accountability means measurement, and measurement means numbers. That logic must begin with the teacher applying it to himself. Therefore, here is my year in review by measurement and numbers.
November 15, 2021

The Liability of an Asset

Pick up your Cross!  If you are committed to God’s word being truth, take not just to heart but also to action that God calls us to treat our bodies like the temple.  Sure, it is hard work to establish a committed relationship with an exercise regimen, but we are called to do this.  The temple was the holiest place on the Earth for literally a  thousand years. Indeed, you are called to do the same thing for about 80 years.  Taking care of yourself requires toughness, whether you like it or not!
September 29, 2021

2021 Long Course National Championship: a race without superlatives

After I crossed, the finish line, I greeted my friends and started telling stories about all the alien abductions I saw during the run as my mind played tricks on me. Or maybe not.
August 3, 2021

What Is Happiness?

Have you ever been asked, “are you happy?”  It can be awkward to answer, as you must read between the […]
June 6, 2021

Reflections on riding the Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile scenic route takes you and your bike between Rockfish Gap, VA and Cherokee, NC over the course of six days of moving the cranks. The route is the longest planned road in the US, with construction starting in 1935 and ending in 1987. The park was built with the intent to allow visitors to be “gorged on scenery,” with “one panorama following right on another.”
May 14, 2021

Endurance Training or Himalayan Foot Callouses

The lifecycle of the bottom of their feet made me think a lot about the lifecycle of an endurance athlete and training this time of year. I am one of many people preparing for a “big event” in the next few months. My heart, lungs and muscles are conditioned to “just flipping go” when I hit the starting line, because I have been training them for months to do this.
April 30, 2021

Visiting The Scene of My Cycling Crash One Year Later

What comes to mind when you think of the phrase, “This is the place that I should have died?”   My […]
February 26, 2021

Jigsaw Puzzles and Roadmaps

I wake up between 3 and 5 am each day to write, as everyone is asleep and there are no […]

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