New Podcast: “Getting to Kona” We talk about one of my athlete’s journey to qualifying for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships! Hope you enjoy! **LINK IN BIO and iTunes Podcast App
New Coffee “Thing” I’ve been making and ordering has been Red Eyes. Coffee with Espresso shot. ☕️
Lucy first made this face in November. I took a picture of it (see below). 8 months later, now the whole family makes this face. We love this girl, so much personality and persistence ❤️
Door County Half Ironman. You’ve always thrown adversity at me. You’ve always shown me where my fitness is. I love you and hate you at the same time. You’re a great race that finishes with an honest run. You serve great food post race. You never seem to carry the ego of an Mdot event. Next year I promise to do better than I did this year.
Athlete 96, Steven.
PS: thank you for the calm water
PSS: If you want full race report. Link in Bio, Blog
At 11.5 months, Lucy Marie is walking, Incredible! @cindibannink
Back and forth between shoes and finally able to settle on the @hokaoneone Arahi 2. I’ve always run in a certain shoe for years and this last 6-8 months I’ve started to experience a lot of lower leg pain. I started to try different shoes only to find mixed results. I actually tried the first edition Arahis and loved them, until I started running more than 10 miles which developed nasty blisters. I went back to my go to shoe only to experience another calf/shin injury. I then discovered that the 2nd addition Arahi has a wider foot bed. Since switching back the calf pain is slowly residing!
One thing I feel the @hokaoneone shoes have is more responsiveness than any other shoe I’ve worn. They feel like there is more energy underneath you/more bounce, compared to a dead/non responsive shoe.
Another big change is going from an 8-12mm drop to a 5, which the Arahi is. I’ve noticed a difference and feel like my foot sits better in it.
What I’ve learned, just because you’ve always run in a certain shoe... doesn’t mean that will be your shoe forever. Your body and running gait changes. Be open to change. Plus, nothing screams Triathlete more than some beautiful Hokas! 😂
First ever Lake Mills was raced today. The 1st triathlon of the year is always nerve wrecking, especially when trainings been low and Lucy gave me her cold. However, I was still able to race regardless and was put into my place by some incredible triathletes. Wisconsin is full of them. I do love Sprint distance triathlons because they are the foundation of this sport. Thanks @racedayeventsllc for putting on a great race.
Very excited to have recorded a podcast with @braveheartcoaching_official Dr Simon Marshall who’s the co-author of The Brave Athlete: Calm The F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion! ———
Link in the bio and also on iTunes under Inside The Big Ring @insidethebigringpodcast