With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner here in the US, here’s my feel good list of stuff I’m grateful for as it pertains to this blog (in no particular order):My 3-yr old daughter, who still talks about her 200 meter IronKids “race,” and when told “you’re a fast runner!” responds proudly with “yes I ma’am”
The invention of the wetsuit to assist those of us who are natural sinkers as opposed to floaters
On that note, my swim coach Becky, along with a big, convenient pool to splash around in
My wife, who after years of supporting my habit finally realized “if you can’t beat’em, join’em!”
My mistress– uh, I mean Felt B16 (AKA Francesca)
Little kids who stick their hand out to give you five as you run by
Analyzing past race results on boring days
Friends in the sport, including anyone I’ve ever gone for a swim, bike, or run with
Slipping down to the pain cave, especially when my kids are asleep and I’ve got something really entertaining to watch
The love of running I’ve had since a little kid. I remember creating my first training plan in 5th grade, which consisted of running home from school Mon-Fri (1 mi) and to the park and back on Sat (2 miles)
GPS technology: it wasn’t too long ago we had to drive to that park and back to see how far we went!
Past successes & disappointments alike that motivate me in different ways
All the pros, fast amateurs, and companies I’ve interviewed
May 5, 2012 – one of the hardest but most rewarding days of my life. Here's the perspective of a volunteer that day
On that note, all volunteers and spectators… even my brother-in-law, I suppose
My son, who has 1,000x the energy I’ll ever have… I wish I could harness that!
Everyone I’ve personally been privileged to coach in any capacity: past, present, and future
Being a part of Triple Threat!
Post-race euphoria combined with a delicious post-race treat
The mix of camaraderie and competition that makes racing fun
Race directors who make events possible
New race wheels I’ve ordered for 2014
Great routes, roads, and trails to train on
|I'm a sucker for a good trail|
Future races and goals that get me out of bed on cold mornings
The flyer I saw at Gold’s Gym for the Salem Spring Triathlon in 2003
People who read the blog!