Tag Archives: inspiring stories

He flies – In the Air and on the Bike!

An F-16 instructor pilot, 6x Ironman,  and raced with the Air Force Ironman & triathlon team, Brian Grasky is definitely a man of many talents! Although numerous complications from a severely broken leg ended Brian’s professional triathlon and mountain bike racing career in 2007, he is still very active in the cycling and triathlon community […]

The life of a Professional Triathlete

  Ahhhh, the life of a professional triathlete… get up and do what you love everyday and get cool gear, right? There’s so much more than that – that’s why we interviewed professional triathlete Heath Thurston. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.    I am 33 years old and have been a […]

Will you walk a mile (or 60) in your friend’s shoes?

Today’s original post was planned out weeks ago… until this morning. What happened this morning? I read my friend’s update on her CaringBridge website… We share a lot of stories of strong people and tips on how to be stronger – this post is about a truly strong person! Jennifer, husband Tom, and their boys […]

Triathlon proves to be a pyramid scheme

I often get asked “What got you started doing triathlons?” and “What would make you want to do something as insane as an Ironman?”.  My answer is probably  similar to so many other triathletes; someone challenged me. Thirteen years in corporate America@ 3 lb per year equals about 40lb of excess baggage.  So in 2003 having just […]