I’ve decided to participate in a triathlon. Everyone that knows me thinks I’m crazy but are still very supportive. I have received all sorts of advice and suggestions. They continue to come up in conversation, through phone calls, in e-mails and even gifts of gear and equipment. Magazines and books have been a few of those gifts and have proven quite useful. While reading the books and thumbing through the magazines, I have been keeping notes. (more…)
For all of you runners out there who suffer from post-run dizziness, there could be a fairly simple fix or it could be an indication of a more serious condition requiring a consultation with a physician. Not only is such dizziness annoying, but it can also be a frightening experience. Often it occurs suddenly which could pose a hazard. Feelings of spinning, phantom movement, or loss of balance are all symptomatic of a “dizzy spell” after running. (more…)
I’ve been thinking about doing a triathlon. As I sit and ponder this idea, I have visions of runners who are exhausted and collapse at the finish line. I see their faces twisted in a grimace of agony. I picture cyclists disappearing over a hilltop into the sunset. Swimming brings to mind a floppy hat and ice cold glasses of lemonade waiting on a table by a lounger with my towel and sun block. I’m not sure I have the right frame of mind to compete in a triathlon. Regardless, I’m determined to try it. (more…)
The first recorded triathlon competition can be traced to San Diego, California. The first event was held in the beautiful Mission Bay area. From there, the sport would continue to grow in popularity.
1982 was an historical year that all triathletes should be familiar wit (more…)
I am becoming a very confused junk food junkie. On the one hand I hear how eating junk food verges on the criminal because of how it contributes to obesity. Yet, now there seems to be a new argument that touts junk food as the way to end obesity. What? (more…)