What you are about to read could be the biggest bunch of BS in history, or . . . you may identify with some of the things I went through on my way to doing my first Ironman in under 12 hours. Either way, I try not to take this stuff too seriously, but sometimes it’s hard, because it’s serious work.
I grew up in Wisconsin and my favorite source for journalism is the Onion. I love to explore ideas and concepts that question mainstream thinking. I can be sarcastic and a dreamer, but I am very serious about becoming a better athlete and person.
I have been posting random thoughts and observations nearly every day since I signed up to race Ironman Wisconsin 2013. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and said a lot of dumb things, but I’m not hiding or running away, I am learning. Wisconsin is in the books and my sights are now set on Louisville 2014 and an age group shot at Kona.
I did a few runs, then tried a sprint triathlon, followed by an Olympic (in which I nearly drowned). Now I’ve finished two 1/2’s and a Full.
I have recorded this entire journey at CrushingIron.com and it has helped me understand training, work through mental fatigue, and introduce me to a world of great people. I have experienced deep changes and am slowly eliminating the limits from my life. In just over a year I have made major strides in compulsive behaviors, addictions, and rekindled a genuine belief in myself.
When not training I used to love playing drums. Now I like writing, shooting stills and video, editing, and floating in my above ground pool. I should also note that I am a huge Wisconsin Badger fan.
I hope you enjoy the blog.
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