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Ephesians 6:11-13

08/26/2016 | By | 12 Comments

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on […]




6 Weeks Down

06/25/2016 | By | No Comments

Wow, it has been 6 weeks since I was having that blazing day at Ironman Texas that came to a sudden halt. Since has been a waiting game for the body to heal and, let me tell you, I am not 20 anymore. I think my body is taking the remedial courses on this one. […]




Coping With Injuries

06/18/2016 | By | 2 Comments

In order to find “the limit,” you have to step over it.  Most of the time it is as simple as “blowing up” due to muscle failure or nutritional meltdown, but sometimes stepping over “the limit” sidelines us with an injury.  I have found that injury line many times and sometimes it is a simple […]




Epic Debate with Thorsten Radde of TriRating.com

06/09/2016 | By | 9 Comments

Starting quote from an interview with TRS Radio, followed by some attacking tweets by Beth Gerdes led to a productive debate between myself and Throsten Radde.  This debate took place over a month and consisted in more than 25 pages of content.  With some down time after Ironman Texas I did my best, with the […]




Enginerding Nutrition

06/02/2016 | By | No Comments

Nailing your nutrition is extremely difficult, because every day your body’s demands are slightly different. Often times we leave a race feeling like our nutrition plan that worked in training let us down on race day. Did it really let you down, or did you not adapt to the day? If you break it down, […]




Ironman Texas

05/19/2016 | By | 6 Comments

The morning of Ironman Texas I was quite nervous, my ability to get to Kona was riding on a solid finish today.  The good thing was I did not need to be perfect, I just needed to race well, forget that…I am not points racing, I am here to win and I was ready to […]




70.3 New Orleans Champion

04/21/2016 | By | 2 Comments

Next week I will talk about the week between 70.3 Galveston and 70.3 New Orleans, but this week we talk about winner winner chicken dinner. At a few minutes after 6am an announcement was made that the race start would be delayed because a few of the buoys had drifted, so I took a little […]




70.3 Galveston – 4th

04/14/2016 | By | One Comment

It is funny how confidence in your abilities ebs and flows as training progresses throughout the season. As of late, I have been training hard but not really confident of what I can do in the race. Which meant heading into Memorial Herman 70.3 Galveston I was well trained but had no clue of what […]




Let’s Get It On!

04/07/2016 | By | No Comments

I have ridden is snow, sleet, rain, wind, sunshine, and most would expect for me to say this winter or this month, but truth be told it all has been in the last 5 days.  Now I get to go race in a places that the low predicted temperatures for the week is warmer than […]




Same Ol’ Song & Dance

03/31/2016 | By | No Comments

While most of my competitors are explaining themselves on why they are changing sponsors…again. Me life is simple, other than 1 BASEc change I am with the companies that have supported me for years on end. In fact, I have been with my nearly all my sponsors a minimum of 5 years! Instead of shoving […]




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