Category Archives: Philosophy

Dano’s thoughts on what it means…

This is leisure, you know.

Summer is in full swing. The 5:20 sunrise helps make it easy to get up early, and the late sunset gives us plenty of time to play outside after work, too. For many, training is in full swing. Some of … Continue reading

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7 tips for making goals

Happy New Year! January 1st invariably brings resolutions and goals. They seem so obligatory, but also daunting – to create, and to maintain. So here’s my perspective on goals, for your consideration: Dream Big  If you really want to do something, … Continue reading

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Iron Love

Some relationships are born in the fog of bars, only to be painfully exposed in the light of day. While the rest of the world seemed to chase those simple dreams, we turned off the lights and headed to bed; we … Continue reading

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Inside of a month to go

Less than a month to go! Ironman returns to Wisconsin on September 8th. But we all know that – we’ve been thinking about that date since the moment we signed up, almost a year ago. We’ve covered a lot of … Continue reading

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You can’t pick the weather on race day

We took another trip to Devil’s Lake this morning, looking for a repeat breakthrough swim in this small, calm, clean park. We picked up our friend Heather who decided to join us for her first attempt at 2.4 miles – … Continue reading

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Breaking through

The Wisconsin River used to flow through here, but when the glacier melted, it left piles of rocks that rerouted the river and created the walls of the lake. How do you prepare for a 140.6-mile race? Commit a lot … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Part II – NEW BIKES

Last weekend we had a successful yard sale: we re-homed lots of stuff that was no longer serving us, and we raised a lot of money for Team In Training. Making space. Removing clutter. They’re often synonymous with seeking a happy … Continue reading

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The American Dream

Yesterday I traveled to Beaver Dam to give a talk to a group called Run Inspired. Indeed, I was inspired - by the individuals who came out on a Sunday afternoon to kick off a season of preparation for their first-ever 5k’s or half-marathons … Continue reading

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You can fall down the stairs any day

Ironman Wisconsin 2013 is about as far away now as it gets – it’s winter, and there’s more than half a year until the race. Granted, the gradual transition from off-season to training has begun; I’m adding core work and … Continue reading

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When does it get easier?

“When does it get easier?”  I overheard another student ask the teacher after yoga class. I glanced down at the red beaded bracelet on my left hand, given to celebrate my 300th class.  My face was probably the same color … Continue reading

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