Legal Disclaimer: It's not really a diet. It's about being so fat and out of control that you're willing to do anything, even training for an event that includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile full marathon. That's where I was, and this is the road I'm on. I'm Joshua Steimle, and I train for triathlons in the great state of Utah. Read my story.

13
Feb

The Right Protective Case for Your Garmin Forerunner 910xt

I traveled on a plane the other week. I had to check baggage. I wanted to find a safe way to transport my Garmin Forerunner 910xt in my checked luggage without it getting smashed, broken, or otherwise damaged. This product is labeled as a “Garmin carrying case”. You would think this would do the job. […]

13
Feb

Kiefer Swim Backpack Review

Kiefer sent me one of these swim backpacks a few months ago and I’ve now had a chance to test it out. My wife has tested it out quite a bit as well. Short and sweet of it: For use as a swimming backpack it’s perfect. It might not be what you’d want to use […]

19
Oct

Training for My First Ultra Marathon

In March, 2013 I’ll be doing my first ultra marathon, the Buffalo Run on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake here in Utah. I’ll be doing the 50-mile option. I’ve done two marathons and several triathlons including two half-Ironman triathlons, but this will be something new as the longest even I’ve ever done took […]

19
Oct

Going Ultra

I’m officially one of those crazy people. I’m going to do an ultra-marathon. It didn’t happen overnight. First, back in 2007 I decided to do an Ironman race (still haven’t, but that’s still the goal), so I got into triathlon. Then I figured I should do some running races to aid with triathlon, so I […]

08
Oct

St. George Marathon Race Experience

I ran my first marathonĀ in April, 2010, about two and a half years ago. I figured I’d do one every other year at least, but here we are. This year it happened primarily because I had a busy schedule and the St. George Marathon was the only event I could fit around everything else going […]

08
Oct

Can I Run A Marathon With Strep?

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional so if you take anything from this and then die as a result, it’s your own dang fault. I’m just telling my experience. I’ve been training for the St. George, Utah marathon for 3 months. Then a week ago Friday I woke up with a terrible sore throat, swollen […]

26
Sep

Learning Cantonese While Running

I normally listen to audio books while I do my triathlon training. Today I decided to learn a new language while running 6 miles by listening to a language training course from Pimsleur. The language? Cantonese. Verdict? Doesn’t work for me. The mind is an interesting thing. If I’m listening to something really interesting, even […]

17
Sep

Addicted to Trail Running

Yes, I’m becoming addicted to trail running. The interesting thing about the journey my life has taken since I did my first triathlon back in ’07 is that I keep looking at certain things and thinking “I’m never going to do that, that’s crazy” and then the next thing you know I’m doing it and […]

21
Jun

Training For The 2012 St. George Marathon

A few weeks ago I received an email telling me that I had won the lottery! No, not that lottery, the lottery for the 2012 St. George, Utah marathon to be held October 6th, 2012. I should be excited about this, right? Great event, great scenery, my second marathon where I can do so much […]

28
Mar

IT Band & Trail Running

I worked out for the first time this year on Monday. I ran about a mile. My last run before that was about 15 miles on the streets of California in December while spending the Christmas break with my parents. It was then that I started having a tingling, electrical, prickly sensation on the outside […]