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.

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Park City Triathlon Race Report – 2011

On Saturday I competed in my first triathlon of 2011, and my first event in exactly one year, the last having been the Boise half-Ironman in 2010. It’s amazing how a year can go by. After the Boise 70.3, I was planning on doing the full Ironman in Florida, but time commitments, an inconvenient oil-spill, […]


Run Less, Run Faster Book Review

Last year was the first time I heard about the book Run Less, Run Faster. As much as I enjoy triathlons and running, I have to admit the title had already sold me at “run less”. I was told by a neighbor that the book could take me from running 9-minute miles in my events […]


How to Lose 25 lbs in 4 Months Without Exercise

This post, in a way, undermines the entire purpose of this blog. You see, I started out on the Ironman journey (which I have yet to complete) with the expectation that training for an Ironman would result in me losing my excess, unhealthful weight. I have lost weight. More importantly, I’m much healthier today than […]


How do you justify the time?

Let’s face it, if you’re into training for half-Ironman or full Ironman events, then triathlon is a major part of your life. Not to say that if you only do springs or olympics that it’s not, but there’s no way around spending 10-20 hours per week training for a half or full Ironman, and anything […]


Ice Ankle Wrap for Ankle Injuries

I really wish I had one of these, or two, when I was growing up as a skateboarder. Shoes being what they are, they generally leave the ankle or the leg just above the ankle exposed, and anyone who has been a skater knows that in any given hour you’ll get hit with the board […]


What to wear for your first triathlon.

I still remember my first triathlon like it was yesterday, although it has now been over three years. I had only seen one triathlon before, and that was before I got involved in triathlon so I wasn’t paying attention to the details. Luckily I had a good friend who was coaching me through getting started […]


Counting Calories

I always knew it would come to this. When I started triathlons, I knew next to nothing about health, nutrition, physical fitness, or basic human biology. I didn’t know the differences between carbs and protein, what you should eat when, or much of anything else related to food and exercise. I was next to completely […]


CEP Compression Running Socks

CEP was kind enough to send me a pair of their compression running socks to review. The tough thing about doing product reviews of something like a running sock is that you need a basis for comparison. Luckily I’ve used 2xu compression socks as well as socks from Zoot, so now you know what my […]


Bicycle Stand from EZ Bike Products

Just got a bicycle stand from EZ Bike Products to review. Here’s the quick and dirty on it–if you’ve taken to leaning your bike against the wall of your garage, your car, boxes, strollers, piles of junk, having your kid hold it, etc., and you keep thinking “Man, I just need somewhere to put this […]


Getting Back

More injuries. I haven’t worked out in a full month. Nada. Not a thing. A month ago I did a 2.5 hr ride on my tri-bike, and when I got off my lower, right back felt a little sore, like something was wrong with a muscle down there. More above the hip than in the […]