Commentary

Commentary, Examiner.com, Triathlon / 11.09.2009

[caption id="attachment_1163" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith"]First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith[/caption] Marty Findeisen and his training partner Kara Smith are enjoying a leisurely pre-race lunch on State Street.  With less than 30 hours to go until race day they polish off their last heavy meal at Frida Mexican Grill. “We’ll be back on Monday for Tequila shots!” says Findesisen to the waiter. These first-time Ironman Triathletes are up from Chicago on Friday to register and ease into last minute preparations before the big race on Sunday. “We’ve been coming up to train pretty regularly,” says Smith, 27. “We’ve got a good idea of what to expect.” Findeisen, 50, says they’ve put in a lot time getting ready. “We’ve done about 20 hours of training a week on top of our regular jobs,” he says. “Plus we’ve got a trainer and a nutritionist. We’ve been pretty smart about it.” Even though this will be their first Iroman Findeisen and Smith have made a lot of good choices in their training. And they can expect to have a good race on Sunday. If this is your first Ironman there are several things you can still do or least keep in mind to assure you enjoy the experience. Read the full story at Examiner.com
Commentary / 07.09.2009

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now you may already know that one of my professional goals is to become a full-time producer in Public Radio. That goal is within my grasp and you can help me get there. I am a candidate for the position of field producer on the new Public Radio program The State of the Re:Union (www.stateofthereunion.com). In each episode this one-hour show takes an in-depth look at the social and political challenges that face the citizens of one community in the...

Commentary, Quote of the day / 31.08.2009

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"I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

Henry David Thoreau ~ transcendentalist American author, poet, naturalist, and philosopher (1817 – 1862) Photos by James Edward Mills
Commentary, Video / 17.08.2009

National Geographic Adventure west coast editor Steve Casimiro posted this item to his web site The Adventure Life. "Signatures is not ski pornography, and thank god for it," he writes. "The new ski/snowboard/telemark movie is a sonnet, or maybe a love letter, an unabashedly romantic, even tender, look at a life spent sliding on snow, this time in Hokkaido, Japan." The images are spectacular. With plenty of days left until summer and with fall hardly on the horizon, it's kind of nice to look forward to the coming ski season. The film Signatures premieres September 19th. Stay in touch for a Joy Trip Project film review shortly thereafter.

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