Growing up, I always heard stories about my father and his athletic abilities. I never wanted to listen to his stories or even if I believed him. I always joked around with him about him getting old and not being able to keep up with me. I couldnt believe he had any athletic ability.
So on January 1st, 2013, my wife and I had our baby boy, Riley Jakob. Right after, I thought about my dad and me. I wanted to document my life for him so when he grows up, he can see his father did accomplish a few things over his athletic career.
I've always been good at sports, from high school to college. In fact, I still hold my high school's stolen base record, which is documented on a plaque at the high school baseball field. After college, I took up endurance sports. I ran marathons, extreme challenges, urbanathlons, and have now transitioned fully to triathlons. I've done well in a few of them with a PR for my marathon 2:53:08 at the Philadelphia Marathon 2011, and ran at the USA Triathlon National Championships in 2012.
|With the wife at Philly Marathon|
I've have also been extremely lucky to partner with and be sponsored by a few different companies and products, so I want to share my views on products that I cant live without.
|USA Triathlon National Championships 2012|
I'm hoping that my blog interests a bunch of you out there, and at least a few of you can relate to what I'm going through also.