A normal person would train diligently, focusing on improving weak spots in their race plan. A normal person knows which discipline has the most flaws, and designs their race in such a way that everything is seamless. I'm far from normal. Anyone who knows me (or has ever read this blog) could tell you that. Which … Continue reading An unexpected PR
I was planning on on having an "A" race this year. After three 70.3's, a couple Olympics and IMWI in 2012 I was pumped to tackle another big year of races in 2013. The problem was, I wasn't al that interested in training. I skated by eventually finishing MiTi 10-15 lbs heavier and with only … Continue reading To 70.3 or not? That is the question.
About three years ago, my wife and I moved out of the 1 bedroom condo we own in Chicago’s South Loop into a house because we needed more space. We had 2 big dogs and an 8 month old son, so our 915 sqft wasn’t cutting it anymore. Searching for a house to rent was … Continue reading The House That Built RentSpek
"Please no more California songs.... And fuck New York too." - Local H. Ever since I started working on Landlord Advisor and now RentSpek I have been reading articles on Internet startups, app developers and all the other businesses that take root on the coasts to try and make it happen. I don't know why, … Continue reading Why my startup would never leave Chicago.
No, I'm not talking about a race. And I don't see my waiter coming from across the restaurant (though that is always exciting). I'm talking about the Startup I've been working on since August 2012. Landlord Advisor was an idea I had sitting on the shelf for a while before I took a run at … Continue reading So close I can taste it.
Walkathon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A walkathon (walk-a-thon), walking marathon or sponsored walk is a type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course. They are similar in format to other physical activity based fundraising events such as marathons and cycling races. The first known walkathon was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1953 … Continue reading Just for reference.
Dear Lance, How have you been? Oh wait, that's a silly question isn't it. It's silly because not a day goes by that I don't see your name in an article about nothing, where you say you've done nothing. Honestly, I don't care if you did or didn't. Because the out come has no effect … Continue reading An open letter to Lance Armstrong
Since the day I registered for Ironman Wisconsin I thought about getting an M-Dot tattoo. Well, I finished the race and I was happy with the result. So it's tattoo time. The M-Dot isn't my first tattoo. I have a "tribal" sun on my right arm. If you're wondering what tribe, it's a large group … Continue reading I got branded.
It's currently 9:15am in Chicago. The triathlon world is expecting to hear comments in about an hour from World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman brand, regarding Lance Armstrong's newest round of doping allegations. The initial word was that Lance has been banned from competition. But according to a great article on Slowtwitch, banned isn't … Continue reading What will WTC do with Lance?
If you've been thinking about racing in the 30th Anniversary of the Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon, you'd better register fast! There are only 95 entries available for the international distance race! The race, which features a 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run is filling up very fast! The course highlights the best Chicago has to offer, … Continue reading Want to race the Chicago Triathlon? Better hurry!