Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 2021

Wow, has it really been almost 2 years since I had a real race? My last triathlon was shortly before my son was born in 2019 and I had planned to take that fall off. The only race I had after that was the Miami half marathon in February of 2020 but Melanie and I run that as a fun run and not a race most years. Then, of course, COVID hit and all of the races I had planned last year were cancelled/rescheduled. When Chattanooga got cancelled, I took the option to defer to 2021, hoping the pandemic would …

It’s a moment

There is so much going on right now. It’s one of those moments in history that you can either choose to stand on the sideline and do nothing or do whatever you can to help the cause of justice and humanity. When Trump was elected, it was almost blindingly obvious what was going to happen. Every worst possible outcome has happened and it’s not an accident. This is all a result of either intentional policy or gross misconduct. COVID, the economy, and the protests are intricately linked together. The murder of George Floyd may have precipitated the current protests that …

Delicious Success

As I predicted, not all of my weekend plans would come to pass. I realized that it would be nearly impossible to BBQ my ribs on Sunday and do beer on Saturday since there was plenty of prep that still had to happen on Saturday. Primarily, I had to trim down the ribs which required time and space that wouldn’t have been available if I were brewing. Fortunately, the brewing only needs to wait a few more days and I can aim for this coming Saturday. The commitment to a single large endeavor was worth it though! I definitely learned …

Beer & Beef

There is a lot on tap this weekend and I’m not entirely convinced I’m going to successfully pull it off. I still plan to brew beer tomorrow as a redo for a beer that I tried to brew a few months ago and totally forgot the hops. I also plan to do beef ribs on Sunday (assuming we can acquire some). I’m more optimistic about the beef ribs than I am about the beer as the ribs require far less of my attention and Melanie has to go into the hospital. I may push the beer off to next Saturday …

Yoga Time!

I have not done yoga in a few years. I do always enjoy it but it was always tough to fit in even before kids. Now with kids, it’s not always easy to find time to fit in yoga on top of my triathlon focused training and gym time. But gyms are closed and swimming is off the table for now. Melanie is really into yoga and started doing the Nike Training Club yoga in the mornings before anyone is up. She invited me to come along today so I got up early with her to do it. It was …