Qalo rings

Whatza Qalo? “Qalo” (pronounced KAY-low) stands for Quality, Athletics, Love, and Outdoors. Their brand is “Commitment is Contagious” – which I love. These rings were born out of the frustration of all us married athletes who love being married, love being athletes, and are just a wee bit tired of coming home from a workout […]

If It’s Saturday It Must Be…the East Bay Century…

OK, first of all, let’s just get this out of the way – look at this: OK, I know that you can’t really read this. But you can “kinda sorta see” the hills. Suffice it to say that the highest percentage was FOURTEEN percent. Yes, a 14% grade. Yo. Mama. Here is actually a URL […]

Tuesday/Wednesday workout; Playlist; Turkey and Bike Story

Last one first. You gotta read this story HERE – oh lord. And I thought I had turkey problems! Yesterday was a Swim ladder, and a Brick spin/run. I had a bunch of “clean up email” stuff to do, and “suddenly” it was 3:00 – time to get the whole thing in! So I strapped on […]

Swimming In S.F. Bay, Running the Presidio, Beach Calesthenics, Marin Metric Century

What a weekend. Seriously. We had had guests on Friday for dinner and then a friend spend the night, but I was careful not to even suggest champagne, wine, cocktails, etc. because I knew that this would definitely not help with the long weekend ahead. I got up Saturday and prepared my stuff for the day, […]

Bike Marker at Nicasio Reservoir & More “You Know You’re Iron When…”

Sunday was the Bike Marker, after the Swim and Run Markers on Saturday. H came with me, and we met Mentor Margaret, Moddie The Tree Frog (smile), Bike Coach Les and Jennifer at Nicasio. It had been really super nice weather when we left the house (about 55 degrees), but as we wound our way […]

Boot Camp Day 2: Groundhog Day, John Wayne, Workout Tourettes, And More…

“Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Green. Up again at 4:00 a.m., to get in my chosen nutrition (oatmeal with protein powder and blueberries, yerba matte, and Accellerade) and get the “system moving” before getting out the door to pick up Iron Mel at the Larkspur […]

Saturday With The Team: Life v Iron

Yesterday was a lot of fun. Iron Mel and I met at the Larkspur Ferry, then drove into the city to meet the Team down at Sports Basement on the water. Our main workout “set” was to do 90 minutes of running at our VDOT paces – or at least “moving on our feet” for 90 […]

Run and Swim: First Team/Coached Workout

Yesterday, Moddie and Iron Mel and I drove together from Marin to Seattle – oh I mean Pleasanton :-) We had some pretty funny issues with Ms. Toyota (as Mel called the GPS in my van). “She” sent us a different direction than the written instructions – we wound up trusting the written instructions instead, […]