Do’s and Don’t’s of Your First IRONMAN

Originally written for: http://firstironmantri.com/2/post/2016/10/dos-and-donts-for-your-first-ironman.html Gordon Wright is in a unique place to serve up advice for first-timers to the 140.6 distance. He’s pulled off his own first (IMAZ 2015), but also works at up to...

When you call It Soccer it’s time to go home!

It’s been 3 months since I took a dive into the unknown, crossing the pond to live and work in the United States. I’m happy to report that so far the gamble has paid off and I am loving every minute of it! San Francisco and London are both great cities but very...
The Key To Smiling During An Ironman

The Key To Smiling During An Ironman

“YOU. Are. An. Ironmaaaaannnn!” We’ve all seen the footage at the end of an Ironman race. People running, hobbling, crawling, limping across the finish line. Sometimes they cry. Sometimes they are euphoric. Sometimes they have no idea where they are.  But clearly it...
Cyclists Aren’t Erratic – We’re Scared

Cyclists Aren’t Erratic – We’re Scared

Road cyclists live in a state of perpetual dread, suppressed by a healthy dose of cognitive dissonance. We see the roads differently than non-cycling drivers and know that at any time headlines like this can pop up on our social media feeds, “5 cyclists dead, 4...

Make Mother’s Day a day to fight for

It’s a wonderful holiday, a day to celebrate the woman who raised you, protected you, cared for you. According to the bible of all things,, Wikipedia: “The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day originated back in 1908 when Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann, held a...

A Californian in Utah: 5 Pros and 5 Cons

A Californian in Utah: 5 Pros and 5 Cons Utah, the Beehive State, the home of 3.2% beers and also my new home. Nestled at 4,226’ in the high desert at the base of the Wasatch mountains, Salt Lake City resides as a source of great adventure and some potential drawbacks...