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It’s Time to Tri!

You may have heard of the new initiative by USA Triathlon and Ironman to reach 100,000 new participants by 2020. This new initiative is called Time to Tri. I am excited about the possibility of growing he sport we love in this way, and I wanted to pass on to you an email of how you can get involved. If you want to check out all the resources they have you can go to and check it out. You can also point any of your non-tri friends (you do have some of those right?) to that website to help them find out all they would need to know for their first triathlon. Fear of the unknown is what holds most people back, and the more we teach them, the more they will be willing to give it a shot!

On that note, you already know another great resource for learning about triathlon…! I’m all about helping people learn from my mistakes and growing the sport from a grassroots level. I’m not in it for the glory… in fact… I don’t get anything for running this site. I just love helping people, and between my site, Time to Tri, and others, I think we have some great resources in place to help our friends take the plunge into our sport!

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2018 Sponsor- Brooks Running

That’s right, another sponsor! Brooks running is continuing into 2018!

I wrote last year about my journey through the running shoe world until I landed at the Brooks Launch 3. Over the last season that transitioned to the Launch 4, and now to the newly released Launch 5!

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2018 Sponsor: Nutrition

Nutrition has been my Achilles heel over the last few seasons. I haven’t quiet nailed it. My implosion on the run at my first 70.3 I believe was due to improper nutrition and not to improper pacing on the bike. This year… my goal is to change that!

To meet that goal, I present to you my 2018 nutrition sponsors!

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Merry Christmas- 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I have made it a tradition to simply post a Christmas message to all of you guys each Christmas. It’s fun to put of the gift guides and stocking stuffer guides (If you didn’t get what you wanted in your stocking it was probably because you didn’t send my stocking Stuffer list to you friends and family… just sayin). And it’s extra fun to bake cookies with our family and just enjoy time together. But I want to make sure we don’t loose sight of the real meaning of Christmas.

I shared with my church back at the beginning of December about the “Spirit of Christmas.” If you know me… you have probably heard of my distaste for Hallmark Movies, and especially Christmas Hallmark Movies. They are basically all the same movie with different actors and different settings. But they all go he same way. Guy and girl fall in love, they break up (probably with another guy/girl involved) but then the “Christmas Spirit” brings them back together.

It’s fun to poke fun at Christmas movies, but the important thing is that we don’t loose sight of the true Christmas Spirit. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says:

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Simple. Jesus was rich. He became poor for us. So we could be rich.

1. He was rich

Jesus is God. He existed before creation with God the Father. I know the trinity is a hard subject to understand and explain, but right now all we need to know is that Jesus is God and He had all the glory, power, and riches that came with being God the creator of the universe. (John 17:5)

2. He became poor

That’s what we celebrate a Christmastime. Baby Jesus in a manger. He, the creator of the universe “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). He gave up all the glory to become a helpless baby. He allowed himself to be constrained, wrapped in swaddling clothes. And ultimately, He allowed Himself to be crucified on a cross… why?

3. So we could become rich

All of this was not to show us how to live or to be a moral example. It was to redeem us. To buy us back. Because of the sin we committed, we were salves to sin. Only the death of a perfect human could pay the price to buy us back. Now it is up to us to believe that and accept the gift of salvation. The most amazing Christmas gift available.

I love how the Christmas Hymn puts it:

Good Christian men rejoice
With heart and soul and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before Him bow
And He is in the manger now
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Now ye hear of endless bliss
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this
He hath ope’d heaven’s door
And man is blessed evermore
Christ was born for this
Christ was born for this

Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Now ye need not fear the grave:
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save
Calls you one and calls you all
To gain His everlasting hall
Christ was born to save
Christ was born to save

So the offer is there. “He hath opened heaven’s door” and he “calls you one and calls you all to gain His everlasting hall.”

That’s the Spirit of Christmas. If you haven’t accepted Him as your Savior. Do that now. I’d love to hear about it, or answer any questions you have. You can hit me up on Twitter, or use the contact form below.

With that I simply want to say Merry Christmas everyone! I pray you know and understand the true Christmas Spirit!

2018 Sponsor- Trisports

Today I’m continuing my 2018 sponsor announcements with my old friend Trisports!

If you have been following the blog you know Trisports has been a partner for the last 3 seasons. They were actually my first sponsor! Seaton and Debbie Claggett were great to work with over the last few seasons and their passion for the triathlon community was so refreshing! You will also have seen that had to close it’s doors a few months back, but that they never fully closed down operations. The Claggett’s and a few remaining staff liquidated as much inventory as they could and then, all of a sudden, the company changed hands and a new website was launched and the news was out that Trisports was under new ownership. 

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2018 Sponsor- Flaér

Over the next few weeks I will be introducing my 2018 sponsors! I’ve got a great team partnering with me this year as I am making a run at the Long Course Duathlon World Championships, and I want you to get to know them!

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Stocking Stuffers for Triathletes

Who doesn’t love their stockings stuffed? That is… unless you call socks stockings, and then I really wouldn’t want anyone stuffing anything in my “stockings.”

Growing up, stocking stuffers were all about getting those things we kind of needed but not really. Usually it was a little candy (Reese’s of course) and then a little higher quality toiletries and accessories than we would normally buy for ourselves. It was always great because we got some of those things we- Luxuries if you will- that made life a litter easier.

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Triathlete’s Gift Guide 2017

Gifts under $25! Gifts under $50! Stocking Stuffers!

This time of year there are so many gift guides out there for anyone and everyone. For any budget and every budget. Last year I did a full on gift guide with my recommendations on gear for your triathlete. This year, I’ve got a bit different take on the gift guide with a few specific recommendations thrown in. Continue reading

Trisports Under New Management

A little while ago, Trisports announce to it’s staff, sponsored athletes, and then the public that it would be forced to close it’s doors at any time. Since then they have been liquidating their stock and putting up amazing deals on in-stock items.

A Change of Fortune

Just Thursday afternoon, however, a few of us noticed that they had changed their contact information on their facebook page Continue reading

How Local Race Directors Can Harness the Power of Super League Triathlon

Super League Triathlon has taken the triathlon world by storm! A great mix up on the Swim-bike-run format that leads to more excitement and better viewing both in person and on TV. The format is great for a pro race, but how can local race directors harness this same experience for age groupers?

The Special Sauce
The main ingredient that generates all the excitement the “special sauce” so to speak Continue reading

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