Category Archives: triathlons

One for the Birthday Girl

In May of this year, I married the woman I met through FitnessSingles.com. If that sounds a bit cold or commercial, be assured the story behind our relationship is much warmer. Sue and I were both going through considerable life … Continue reading

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The light and shadow in your eyes

In late summer when the sun goes low in the sky, the shadows thrown across the road by trees or other structures can produce a flicker that seems to reverberate deep inside your mind. And it is known that the … Continue reading

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One for the ages

In August of 1973, heading into my junior year in high school, the world seemed as if it had shifted sideways. My father had moved our family to a new town twelves miles away from my former high school. That … Continue reading

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Try something different today

On mornings when I drop my wife at the train for her commute, I circle around to Graham’s 318, a coffee shop on quaint little Third Street in Geneva, Illinois. But given the fact that I don’t like coffee, that … Continue reading

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Blowing things up with a smile

We had a bang-up 4th of July party with 20+ guests in our backyard and kitchen. We all know that’s where most of the socializing tends to occur. It’s a law of nature. One couple brought their small children, Sophi … Continue reading

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With respect to civility in Kentucky

We’ve been riding the roads east of Louisville, Kentucky for a couple days now. This has been a treat in terms of terrain. The hills are both beautiful and challenging. But the stunning aspect of cycling the roads here is … Continue reading

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Zippity Do Dah in Louisville this weekend

We’re headed to Louisville today for a training weekend with some triathlon friends. Three out of four of us are doing the Ironman there in October. I’m not one of them. But my first tri of the summer is coming … Continue reading

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I need a nickname as a swimmer

Yesterday during a 1500 meter session in the pool, not all at once, mind you, but in a series of intervals of 100 and 200 meters, I decided that what I need to make myself a faster, stronger swimmer is … Continue reading

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When triathletes go senile

My mother’s main wish in life was to never lose her mental faculties. She dreaded the idea of losing her memory or getting, as she called it, senile. That’s a rather outdated term in the post-modern era. With Baby Boomers … Continue reading

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The road to entitlement

e I had a great run this morning. Averaged 8:45 per mile over six miles, with a warmup mile of 9:25 and a closing mile of 8:49. Between those miles were an 8:22, and 8:25 and and an 8:47. That 8:47 … Continue reading

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