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the rockstar

Old Bethpage, New York
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Motivation from unexpected sources by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week I embarked on my newly crafted training plan only for my enthusiasm to peter out by Thursday. On Saturday I was home alone with my daughter who, as many teenagers ... Read on »
Who I am not who I was. by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week was Ironman Lake Placid. While I knew some folks who were racing, there weren't part of my core group of training partners. Since this race conflicts with my famil ... Read on »
Low quality blogging by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So I've done some stuff that warranted blogging recently but failed on crafting an opus worthy of your consideration. So, here goes a lower quality rendering of recent event ... Read on »
Almost an event - the Color Run by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last weekend my daughter, out of the blue, said she wanted to do a color run and there just happened to be one in Brooklyn on Sunday. She wanted my wife and I to join her as ... Read on »
Is a graduation a beginning or an end? by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My older daughter Amanda graduated from high school last Sunday. There were many festivities leading up to the graduation including a graduation party we had the week before ... Read on »
Writing an obituary. by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon "Rich Arcuri passed away last weekend from a work related accident on the day before his 50th birthday. He was a good man." I always sucked at writing so I tried to av ... Read on »
"We don't aspire to be the low cost alternative." by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My daughter Amanda is graduating high school this week with a very impressive high school resume. While her school does not report class rank, we are guessing that she was ... Read on »
Why blog? by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I was in London last week at an off site planning event for work. One of the sessions in this event had to do with the use of an internal social media platform. The theme of ... Read on »
Beiber, musicals and allergies by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last week I was in Miami for a work thing. I won't bore you with the details except that we were in a nice hotel and vendors were sucking up to me. At the beginning of our f ... Read on »
Frozen: Top 5 of all Disney movies? by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Before the family and I went to Disney World last week, my girls wanted to watch Frozen. They saw it first without me and said it was soooooooo good that even I would li ... Read on »
Shoe comfort by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I have Sasquatch feet. Most of my conventional shoes are american sized 14 with various designations for wide: 4E, XW, or whatever. Sometimes getting non conventional sh ... Read on »
A Different Type of Spin Class by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've been taking a lot of Soul Cycle spin classes lately. What is Soul Cycle you ask? Well, I describe it as the scene in Wayne's World where they are singing Queen's Bohemi ... Read on »
What do you do with good, old "stuff?" by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I recently visited the Apple Store on behalf of my daughter Courtney. Courtney has a MacBook laptop. She recently bought a protective cover for so that when she puts it in a ... Read on »
Planning on Princeton by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I recently realized my mojo is coming back and seem to be spin classing up a storm. I signed up for the Princeton 70.3 next September and am planning a race season around do ... Read on »
What are you? by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I was in the bookstore (rare, but they still exist) this morning and I overheard the clerk ask a customer, "are you an artist?" I wondered how I would answer that question i ... Read on »
Trigger for Motivation by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last Sunday was the NYC Marathon and I watched most of it on television.While I've signed up a few times, I never raced a marathon (I don't count the walk that I did at the ... Read on »
Graduations and racing by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I finally decided that IMAZ in 2014 was a fantasy for me completely due to my lack of focus and training so I decided to ask for the token $150 refund. About the same time I ... Read on »
Purposeful cycling by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As I am transitioning from slug to an out-of-shape athlete wannabe, I'm actually doing a lot of the workouts prescribed by my coach (all will come soon). One of the workouts ... Read on »
Things I remembered I missed while riding my bike. by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This morning I was delaying going on my ride, inventing fake reasons why I would do it later. Yesterday I did the same thing but I delayed it to the point where I never did ... Read on »
The art of not racing by the rockstar Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last weekend was my local tri, the Runner's Edge TOBAY (Town of Oyster Bay) sprint. I sign up for this race every year but haven't done it for various reasons for a few year ... Read on »