Archive for December 2012

“Like” If you believe in Santa Claus

“Like” If you believe in Santa Claus
Recently my daughter asked me if I believed in Santa Claus?  Much to her surprise, my answer was “yes.” In a time where children are being murdered in their schools, our country is speeding towards financial ruin and the antics of Lindsay Lohan are more important to the media than the thousands of homeless people... Read more »

Suzy Favor Hamilton: Gold Medal Escort.

The world may not have ended as those nutty Mayans predicted, but for one Olympic athlete, everything in her world has completely changed. If you didn’t know who Suzy Favor Hamilton was yesterday, chances are you are going to hear a lot about her starting today. 44 year old Favor Hamilton was an American middle-distance... Read more »

My End of The World Bucket List

It’s time for the world to end again.  On Friday, December 21st, 2012, according to the Mayan’s, the world is going to end, which is kind of  a bummer, since I have so many things that need to be done. The last time the world was going to end, I confessed all of my sins... Read more »
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Unique Gift Ideas For Athletes, At Runners High n' Tri.

Runners High n’ Tri in Arlington Heights is stocked full of unique gifts for endurance athletes, that won’t break the bank. From marathon themed holiday cards to Ironman stocking holders, there is something for every athlete, every distance and every budget. Shoes wear out and clothes eventually go out of fashion, but having a 13.1... Read more »

The New iPod Nano- Lite, Slim & Strong-The Endurance Athlete's New BFF

The New iPod Nano- Lite, Slim & Strong-The Endurance Athlete's New BFF
If you’re looking for a gift for the athlete who has “everything,” then the newly redesigned iPod Nano might be the thing you are looking for. Many of us have smart phones that play music and you can lug around the gym, on a run or a ride.  If you are like me, there are... Read more »

Super hero cycling gear! Need we say more!

Super hero cycling gear!  Need we say more!
Raise your hand if you have never thought about what you were going to wear during a ride.  Exactly, the number of hands up that we can see is zero. It’s great to be fast, but we all also want to look cool going fast, or slow.  The cycling jersey and kit is the equivalent... Read more »
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Put Ironman Champion Craig Alexander Under Your Tree

Put Ironman Champion Craig Alexander Under Your Tree
5 time Ironman Chcmpion Craig Alexander is touring the country pitching his new book, Craig Alexander- As The Crow Flies.  If you aren’t able to make it to one of his Q&A sessions, but want to get inside the mind of one of the most successful triathletes in the recent history of the sport, then... Read more »

Give The Gift Of Happy

Give The Gift Of Happy
My Happy Shirts is t-shirt company with style and a mission. First the style.  These are well made, cool looking t-shirts that simply state  “my happy,” along with cartoon images of the different things that make people happy. Started by two endurance athletes My Happy Shirts has something for everyone, including triathlon, cycling, running, yoga,... Read more »

The Stocking Stuffer That Could Save Your Life.

The Stocking Stuffer That Could Save Your Life.
It may not be cold out, but it does get dark quickly.  Unless you can get away in the middle of the afternoon, daylight training options are limited and many of you aere forced to train in the dark. Running and riding in the darkness is always a risky affair, almost anyone who trains in... Read more »
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Chrissie Wellington Retires from Ironman Racing. Will Chicago Be Her Next Race?

Chrissie Wellington Retires from Ironman Racing.  Will Chicago Be Her Next Race?
Four time Ironman Champion and author Chrissie Wellington announced on her blog this morning that she is retiring from Ironman distance racing. Wellington is the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and remains undefeated over the Ironman distance. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World... Read more »