We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top‘s latest Podcast called “What Makes you a “Real” Runner” an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called “Not Your Average Runner” – Jill said something that inspired this week’s post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in…

Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not…

Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? …your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called “not-so-intelligent” experiences that yielded some…

Back to School – Swim School

…Triathlon training has officially commenced – and now it’s time to get serious about SWIMMING I’m sure my mother would chuckle hearing me say I was a little hesitant about getting back into the pool – especially as a child who practically spent every possible moment of her summer in the pool diving, trying to…

Drop the Mic – it’s Podcast Time

How do you pass the time on long runs, mornings filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic or just days when you need a little distraction? Sanity preservation tactic: Podcasts Over the last year of runs exceeding the 1-hour mark and living/coping with the bustling Boston traffic scene each and every morning, I’ve learned that my beloved Tom…

Life is a treasure hunt

“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Let me avoid sugar-coating the last few months of chaos… • Starting another blog and feeling completely inspired again • Training for the Chicago Marathon (after last year’s crash and quasi-burn at Marine Corps) • Training for my 1st Triathlon in July (eeek) • Getting promoted…

…if you don’t succeed, tri and tri again

With the Spring on the horizon (humor me – yes I know here in the Northeast that means a solid 1.5 months), it was time to start buckling down on the next step in this year’s fitness journey. After deciding to give the marathon a second try, I decided that my appetite for challenge was…

Marathon Strength Training Plan

Training for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 23rd marathon? Read this… So after neglecting strength training during my 1st marathon last year, I learned the hard way through countless hours in physical therapy, costly treatments, orthodics and even prescription-strength anti-inflammatory drugs – I am determined to not return to this world of hurt and setbacks…