A Journey Defined

Anything is Possible with Passion, Planning, and Process

Do You Know How to Sleep?

Imagine if there were a pill or action that we could take through which, without any additional work or effort, we could improve cardiovascular health, increase brain function, build more muscle, and boost our moods and mental state. How much would you be willing to pay for access to this “magical” elixir? Before you reach for your wallet, you should know that you already have access to this mysterious performance enhancer. It’s called “sleep,” and it is one of the most forgotten and neglected health benefits in our society. Instead of recognizing sleep for the amazing improvements in health that…

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Master the Offseason

For many, the offseason is a time to kick back, reflect on the past season, hang up the equipment for several weeks (or months), and cheat a little bit on the diet. And the reality is, for a set period of time, that perspective is warranted and necessary. Mountains of hard work and sacrifice have been put in over the course of the year, and the body (and mind) simply cannot handle that level of focus and stress without taking a break to rest and recover. However, for a large portion of athletes, that period of time lingers much longer…

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Zero Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

For those of you who keep tabs on my career and my racing schedule (all 8 of you), you may have noticed that I have been absent from competition for quite some time. I safely can tell you that my lack of participation lately certainly was not part of the plan. After a midseason break that encompassed the end of July and beginning of August, the plan was to ramp the training back up relatively quickly and return to racing at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz on September 11. I followed up 70.3 Vineman with three incredibly solid weeks of training,…

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Heartbeat of a Champion

Carrollton resident Justin Park is one of the top-performing professional triathletes in the country. After being diagnosed with a career-ending heart condition and going into corporate law, Park decided to follow his dream in an inspirational journey of defying the odds…

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My Rules on Nutrition

Through my racing, consulting and speaking, the topic that I get asked about most, without question, is nutrition. People want to know what they should eat, when to eat, what to avoid, and how much to consume. Even those inquisitive individuals who do their own research and investigation become confused by all of the discussion that exists in regards to diet. Indeed, the further you dig, the more you may be subject to paralysis by analysis. The fact is, while there is an amazing amount of valuable and informative information available, there remains a lot that we simply don’t know…

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