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KovasP

Downers grove, Illinois
I'm a father of 4, husband to an amazing woman, and an endurance enthusiast.  In 1995 I ran the Chicago Marathon and then basically stopped exercising and gained a lot of weight. In late 2007, I began a slow journey back to fitness. In fits and starts, I tried a variety of things,... Full Bio
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The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon And we're back! What a weekend of fun we had at The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 2014, more colloquially known as ECSWI. Friday we picked up the RV and hea ... Read on »
Geocaching: Michelin’s Quest for Adventure Contest by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The “Michelin’s Quest for Adventure” contest (which began September 8th) is being conducted with Geocaching—the world’s largest location-based activity. The Michelin ... Read on »
MAF Training Week 1 1/2 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been a real pleasure to start running again. Starting up again, I knew I wanted to limit my runs to 3-4 times a week, so I wouldn't overdo it, and I knew I would ... Read on »
The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin This Weekend! by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hard to believe next weekend is the The North Face Endurance Challenge in Wisconsin - this is one of my favorite events to do, not just for the awesomely run events, b ... Read on »
Recommended Reads: The Great Outdoors by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I'm a huge fan of mysteries and the great outdoors, so it's always good to find a combination of the two. Since I live in an area that is pretty much completely removed from ... Read on »
Review: Sleek® 4G Signal Booster by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Our cell phones have become our do-everything gadgets and nothing is more important about them than being a safety line. Whether you're lost on the way to a friend's house o ... Read on »
A Return to Running by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I hit an all-time low this summer, feeling unhappy in my personal life and battling injuries in my running. So I quit. Bless me running fathers, for I haven't run sinc ... Read on »
TTT: Giant Soap Bubble Recipe, Stuffed Squash, TNF Endurance Challenge Race Discount Code by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon With the heat and storms upon us, it's been a perfect time to play with soap bubbles in between the rain. Since we love doing things for ourselves, we did some researc ... Read on »
How Not to Run a Marathon [Infographic] by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Even though I've decided not to run The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin marathon in a few weeks, it's still good to keep marathon tips in mind, just in case I sign ... Read on »
Reebok Nano 4.0 CrossFit Shoe by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. The right gear for the right situation. One of the reasons so many people turn to Reebok for ... Read on »
Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon What could be better than participating in your local Spartan Race? How about one on a tropical island? Sand, surf and obstacles await you on this one of a kind Sparta ... Read on »
REM-Fit Total Sleep Recovery System by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon We all know that being active has an important corollary - allowing our bodies to recover. The most important recovery takes place when we sleep. The REM-Fit (Rest, Energize ... Read on »
Camping and Cantigny by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon A few weeks ago, kind of on a whim, I made reservations for some family camping at Blackwell Forest Preserve. This is an ideal place for us to camp in some ways, as it ... Read on »
TTT: Chicago Fire, Trampolining, Reebok Nano 4.0 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This past weekend, we headed over to Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire soccer club, for a morning of family fun. After spending some time at the IL Youth Soccer Ex ... Read on »
Why do you run? [Infographic] by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's easy to find excuses not to run: too tired, too bloated, too late, too early, the list goes on and on. Getting motivated for a race can also be difficult. One way to ma ... Read on »
Robin Williams 1951-2014 by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon "You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." (Please use the handy social media buttons to share this post.) Like Midwest Multisport Life on ... Read on »
TTT: Funny Running Shirts, Race Discount Code, Beer Camp Tour by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I love clever shirts, but then again, who doesn't? When they combine two things I enjoy, like Funny Running Shirts does, so much the better. They offered me a sample t ... Read on »
TNF ECS WI Marathon Training No More by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After one running injury after another, after missing most of the training plan I had chosen, I have decided not to run the marathon at the Endurance Challenge Wiscons ... Read on »
Recommended Reads: Crosstraining Books by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Since I've become interested in crosstraining again, I've been doing some research on making this functional fitness plan the most beneficial for me. After perusing th ... Read on »
TTT: Coffee, Shorts and Sunburn by KovasP Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Another week, another Three Things Thursday - I like this for quick product reviews. Since it's summer, travel is a constant, even if we're just shooting over to Michigan fo ... Read on »