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Thursday, 1 / 25 / 18
TAGS: Inspiration, Learning, Education, Personal Growth, Podcasts, Social Media
Over the last few years podcasts have become a very popular “on-demand” listening experience. With social media driving how we get information, podcasts have become an acceptable means of education. Rather than crack a book, do an online webinar, or…
IRONMAN World Championships 2017 - Race Recap
Wednesday, 11 / 22 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Motivation, Training, Ironman, Recovery, Endurance, RELOAD, Sport Psychology, Triathlon
Let me begin by stating that I know this blog is long overdue. This weekend marked 5 weeks since I crossed the finish line at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. The delay in writing has nothing to do with my trip or the experience that I had.…
Kona Bound: Race Week
Thursday, 10 / 5 / 17
TAGS: Goals, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Performance, Ironman
This week's blog is a throwback to three years ago as I was gearing up for my first IRONMAN at the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii. I thought this would serve as nice reminder of how much can change in 3 years and how much things can stay the…
IRONMAN Mont Tremblant
Tuesday, 8 / 29 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Training, Coaching, Ironman, 18 Maple, Endurance
No one takes on an IRONMAN alone. The support from friends and family is pivotal in making across the finish line. You may be the one doing the work and putting one foot in front of the other but the without your crew literally and figuratively…
What's In A Name?
Thursday, 7 / 20 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Training, Ironman, 18 Maple, Endurance, Business
Since launching 18 Maple Endurance Training in February of this year, I've received numerous inquiries as to why I chose the name 18 Maple. Just this past weekend, while out in a training ride with the new tri kit, I was asked by fellow riders and…
What's Next
Tuesday, 6 / 6 / 17
TAGS: Goals, Inspiration, Motivation, Stepping Up
I’ve been out of competition for a year now, so I took some time to reflect on how my lifestyle has changed since then. The one glaring realization that I found was that I haven’t made a “championship game” for myself. Sure, I’ve accomplished things…
Life of An Endurance Athlete - Is it Worth it?
Tuesday, 5 / 30 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Ironman, 18 Maple, Endurance
Finding a balance between training, work, family, friends, and life’s obligations is a one of the most challenging aspects of being an endurance athlete. Making it all work is often times harder than the actual training. So why do it? Is it worth…
Don’t Retire from Life
Tuesday, 5 / 2 / 17
TAGS: Goals, Inspiration, Motivation, Passion
There’s a frequent statement that we hear almost every day, “I can’t wait to retire.” Sometimes, we even say it ourselves. I have been having frequent conversations about the topic lately and it’s interesting getting peoples’ perspective of it. Some…
A Warrior's Workout
Tuesday, 4 / 11 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Motivation, No Fear
Instead of writing my blog in response to this video and taking up even more of your time, I kindly ask that you take the time out of your day to watch the short clip instead.
The Arnold Classic: More Than What "Meats" The Eye
Tuesday, 3 / 7 / 17
TAGS: Inspiration, Strength, Community, Bodybuilding
The Arnold Classic, or also known as The Arnold Sports Festival, is the largest multi-sport festival in the world. There are over 70 sports at the festival that include fitness competing, olympic sports, combative sports, strength sports, dance, team…