Family First

I’ve always been a head-down-get-the-shit-done kind of guy when work needs to happen. When deadlines loom, I’ll pull an all day or all night, or all day and night marathon to make sure everything is done on deadline. Working these intense sessions usually meant paying less attention to everything else in my life. That’s a lot harder to do when …

Finding a new, new normal

After my wife and I had our first child it was an adjustment to life with a little one around the house. Our day jobs stayed the same, and just about everything else did too, except for one big change: a kid. We suddenly had to worry about feeding times, diaper changes, nap times, and car seats. And a lot …

This Half Is So Easy

Here’s to hoping that race directing an Ironman 70.3 event is as “easy” as competing in a an Ironman 70.3 event. Photo credit: Dan Gross, IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur D’Alene.

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.