Category Archives: IRONMAN

We’re all on a lifelong mission of self-recovery

At one point during my early 20s, I worked part-time jobs while training nearly full-time as a distance runner. Though I knew I wasn’t world class by any means, the mood among serious runners in the early 80s was one … Continue reading

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Karah Osterberg is a doggone good triathlete

On occasion here at We Run and Ride, we profile an interesting athlete. Over the eight-plus years this blog has existed, we’ve interviewed dozens of people from local heroes to world class athletes and even world champions such as Craig … Continue reading

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A hummingbird can kick your ass

About two months ago, a flock of hummingbirds gathered near the shores of the Yucatan peninsula on the East coast of Mexico. Their goal was to fly across the Gulf and arrive somewhere on the shores of Texas. The website … Continue reading

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The glory days are not always what you think they are

I got my gripe session about the travails of 2019 out of the way yesterday. Now it’s time to look ahead to 2020. Let’s spare each other the obvious cliches about “vision” and “seeing clearly.” I’m sure we’ll find plenty … Continue reading

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The tale of one determined girl and the triathlon

There is nothing at once so tantalizing and tortuous as unfulfilled potential. That is particularly true in the sport of triathlon where athletes hope to excel in three sports in a single day. Things can go wrong, and often do. … Continue reading

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On becoming a grown-ass athlete

In one of those social waves that seem to wash over culture now and then, I’ve been hearing the term “grown-ass” thrown around quite a bit lately. Radio talk show hosts are using the term ‘grown-ass’ to describe all sorts … Continue reading

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When things are looking up, don’t look down

I once had a boss who told me, “I like you a lot more when you’re smiling.” Now, the circumstances surrounding my resting dour face were not exactly common. So let’s set the stage. I’d just started a job as … Continue reading

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On skunks and pissing matches

Last Saturday evening, my daughter’s boyfriend Kyle opened the deck door of their condominium to let the dog Chuck out for a pee. In a second, Kyle realized the danger that lurked outside. Chuck burst out the door straight into … Continue reading

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Louisville Ironman awaits

If the weather moderates as is predicted here in Louiseville, with only shreds of rain versus sheets of it, the day might be quite good for racing after all. We arrived on Thursday evening and have had ample time to … Continue reading

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Ironman Duty

Around the world there are people for whom Ironman training is a full-time occupation. Obviously they possess certain gifts of endurance and focus. As athletes we might be a tad envious of them. But truly, despite their triathlon prowess, they … Continue reading

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