>> Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Hi. I'm Steve. Sometimes I go by "Steve in a Speedo." You've found my blog. Well aren't you a big man?
I ran track and cross county in high school for 2 years until chronic heel injuries left me demoralized. I quit running altogether. (Click here for more on my running beginnings.)
I started running a bit more in college (a 3-mile run once a month or so) as I watched my fiancée (now wife) run marathon after marathon starting in the year 2000.
My wife and I before the 2007 TC Marathon
(her 8th straight TC Marathon)
She worked with me in the winter of 2005-2006 and taught me some freestyle (along with the "Total Immersion" DVD). I s-l-o-w-l-y gained confidence in the pool, and in July of 2006, I did my first triathlon: the Life Time Fitness Olympic Distance Triathlon in Minneapolis.
I did my first Ironman the year after that (Ironman Wisconsin 2007).
I placed in my age-group for the first time in 2008.
I had my first age-group win in a triathlon in 2010 (2:15 at the Liberty Oly).
And now I just train and race for fun, blogging about anything even semi-related to swim / bike / run along the way.
On my way to a 59:05 finish at the TC 10 Mile
in 2010 in my "Bowl Full of Sunshine" shorts
Racing the 2011 Gear West Duathlon in my "Tutti Frutti" shorts
ABOUT THIS BLOG:
My blog has been nominated 3 years in a row for RaceAthletes' "Best Endurance Blog of the Year," and it won 1st place in 2008:
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My Klout score is always floating around 60-62:
Find me on Klout.com.
(This was March of 2012 - since then I've usually been in the 61-63 range.)
Through the end of 2012, my blog has given away about $6,900 in gear and goodies to my readers through companies that want me to try out their product, review it, and then do a giveaway for my readers. I've given away Drymax socks, TYR transition bags, Ryders sunglasses, Sugoi tri suits, Gu gels (and Roctane gels), a Lazer Aero helmet, Skullcandy headphones, H2O Audio waterproof iPod gear, a CycleOps trainer, race entries, and shoe gift certificates (just to name a few - seriously, this is far from everything). If you're interested in having me review something and / or do a giveaway, click here to find out how to get in contact with me.
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p.s. I think the slight surge late in 2011 in my blog hits was due to my cute little Henry (born in June 2011). I'm pretty sure some people stop by just to get their "Henry fix:"
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
[Updated Jan 2014]