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Back to Asics: an Ode to my shoes

You supported me through 100′s of miles of Training on Roads and Trails, Through the Wildflower Long Course Triathlon’s 13 miles of dust and rocks, Through to the Finish of Ironman Boulder 2014, Through countless strength sessions, You didn’t complain when you played second fiddle to new Hoka One’s, You’ve now reached the end of […]

Dive in vs. RTFM

I’ve spent the last 40 years programming so at this point jumping in to a new language and SDK is my natural inclination. They’ve got sample programs and a commented API? Great, I’m all set. It was with that mindset that I started with the Garmin ConnectIQ SDK so I could do some fun development […]

Race Report: Solvang Century 2014

Solvang Century – a big day. I know it wasn’t a race, but it’s good to do a report anyways. Experiences This was my first Century and represented my first go up around the Ironman bike distance (112 miles). It was an opportunity to train up to the 100 mile distance, gain confidence in my […]

Race Report: Informal Olympic distance for training, ZTri 2013

Jumped up to Olympic distance a little earlier than I though I would this year, a mere 2 weeks after my first Sprint distance of the year. Coach Zack Bertges hosted a 70.3 for his stable of clients training for the Ironman and his roommate said he’d do the Oly distance with me, so joining […]

On Icebergs and Mindfulness in Software Scheduling

This evening I will drink a tumbler of Maker’s Mark on ice and imagine how those ice cubes represent the last remaining portions of a monstrous blue-green iceberg, capable of sinking small ships and calved from some distant glacier. That iceberg is symbolic of another giant software epic now in the final throes of delivery […]

The Beach Path Taken, with apologies to Robert Frost

Two paths diverged in a sunny beach, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent ’round the next point;           Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the […]