• Dealing with Disappointment

    Disappointment and failure is a part of life – no one escapes it.  Recently, my season did not start off the way I had hoped or envisioned.  I had to make the call to DNF (Did Not Finish) Ironman Melbourne, a particularly difficult thing to do since I was veryRead More


  • Goal setting

    As I am getting ready to start training again after my end of season break, I am beginning to think about my goals for the next 18 months.  Something that I began working on this year at the urging of my coach Jesse Kropelnicki was mental skills training.  Admittedly, I hitRead More


  • Struggles

    Well, I am not really sure what to write right now.  We are all used to reading athletes’ blogs about great training feats, race reports, adventures in travel, and sometimes the not to pleasant injuries and recovery.  I don’t know if it’s me or not, but sometimes I wonder ifRead More


  • Risk, Control, and Trust

    This is not my Ironman Cairns Race Report; that is coming.  This is actually a blog that I wrote in late May before I even left for Australia.  But, for some reason I never got around to publishing it.  I thought it was still appropriate to share it though …Read More


  • Emotions

    It has been a long time since my last blog post.  I have sat down meaning to write numerous times, but it just didn’t seem like it was right at the time.  Sometimes I think it is an appropriate time to share with others; and sometimes I think the timingRead More