Ironman Coeur d’Alene: Race Day

Call time for our staff on race day on Sunday was 4:00 am for a 6:00am race start. The entire crew worked their butts off straight until after 8:00 pm, and we had a great event. I walked over 31,000 steps (nearly 13 miles), loaded and unloaded trash from a 24′ box truck, pulled course signs, and so much more …

Can’t Hurt Me

Most of us have a pretty damn good life, but not all of us. Some of us have “average” lives, with a spouse, 2.2 kids, a house, a dog. Some of us have all we could ever want; a giant house, all the money we need, “everything”. Some of us have shitty lives; not much food, a bad family environment, …

Ironman Coeur d’Alene day 3

Today at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene was the day for final built-outs of the venue, finish line set up, swim course buoy placement, and one final staff meeting pre-race. The Ironkids Run also happened this morning. Tomorrow morning all staff will arrive on site no later than 4:00 am, with the race starting at 6:00 am.

Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene

It’s been five years since I’ve been in Coeur d’Alene. The last time was when a I finished 140.6 miles in 2014. This week I’m here on the opposite side of the fence. I’m shadowing the lead operations team here in prep for Ironman 70.3 Traverse City.

Love You Forever

Last night I read “Love You Forever” to my 19-month old daughter for the first time. I only made it about half way before I was sobbing. My kid just squirmed around and played with her stuffed animals, as per usual, but I lost it. My mom read that book to me when I was a little kid, and boy …

Technology Must-Haves: Part 2

Recently I wrote about one of my favorite bits of technology that I use just about all day, every day. Well, here’s my second must-have bit of technology. Hint: It’s unlikely that any modern parent will name their kid this… Yep: Alexa. Loads of people have an Echo device, which have Alexa on them. 100 million according to the folks …

Technology Must-Haves: Part 1

We all live our lives surrounded by technology these days. Cell phones, laptops, tablets, and so much more. I am especially fond of the latest new hardware and software, but there are a few pieces of tech that I find myself coming back to day in and day out. Of all the tech related things I use everyday, trying to …

Relationships as Marketing

My wife and I recently purchased a new home, and we absolutely love the agent we worked with. She always made us feel like we were her only clients. She doesn’t do much “traditional” advertising or marketing, in terms of putting her face up on billboards, social media, or similar ways that real estate agents often get their name and …