Category : athlete

Fat to Fit: Make 2014 The Year of the Do

I've been watching the interwebs and all of the people that are making resolutions for 2014. There are some determined people making some life changing goals out there. I'm inspired. I even have a few of my own. I only have one thing to add to the conversation. The fundamental difference between
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Fat to Fit: The Thank Yous

I woke up early this morning. Woke up, made coffee, lit a fire, and started writing. There's just enough snow on the ground in Garrett County to make it a beautiful morning to sit inside by a fire looking out over Deep Creek Lake. I set out to write a recap
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Fat to Fit: Never Forget

Some days change your life. Most days are forgettable. But some I won’t forget. December 14, 2010 was a life changer. It was routine surgery for a bad gallbladder that has been bothering me for years. It should be 45 minutes, a little recovery, then home. No big deal. Facebook post: Four hours later
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Race Report: 2013 Baltimore Marathon

I love Baltimore. It's my hometown. It's filled with great places. And great people. I love the Baltimore Marathon. It brings my hometown, the great places, and the great people together. The 2011 Baltimore marathon was my first marathon. I STRUGGLED through my first marathon. It was war. But the next
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Race Report: 2013 Shenandoah 100

I’ve heard since I started mountain bike racing about the epic Shenandoah 100 race put on by Chris Scott and Shenandoah Mountain Touring. Shenandoah was the 13th race of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE) and my 5th series race this year. The Shenandoah area is beautiful and being able
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Thanks Joe

Meet Joe. I owe a lot to Joe. I owe a lot to Joe’s. Joe’s Bike Shop. I’ve raced my bikes for thousands of miles this year. I’ve trained for another few thousand. I’m hard on bikes. You can’t do long endurance mountain bike racing without being hard on bikes. You can’t
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Fat to Fit: Why I Race

It sometimes seems ridiculous that at almost 42 I will spend 15 weekends this year racing. In the past 12 months I’ve raced cross country mountain bike, American Ultra Cross, National Ultra Endurance mountain bike, cyclocross, marathon, half Ironman, and of course Ironman. Hurling yourself down a hill on a mountain
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Fat to Fit: GRATIA – The Tattoo

I never thought I’d be the tattoo type. I don’t have anything against tattoos. In fact, I often like them on other people. I just never saw one on me. The honest truth is there has never been anything that I’ve wanted to have on my body for the rest of
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Race Report: Ironman Lake Placid

The Morning I woke up with a sore throat. Not a “you're getting sick” sore throat just a nagging sore throat. I performed my morning rituals (eat/coffee/bathroom/dress) and by the time I had a few sips of coffee it had subsided. My race morning prep went well. In transition I prepared my
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