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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24
Aug

If you own a triathlon shop, read this post.

I run an SEO firm, and we just launched a little side project creating niche business directories. We just launched two at TriathlonShopDirectory.com and TriathlonStoreDirectory.com. These are national directories where any triathlon shop can go and create a listing for free. So if you own a triathlon shop or store, or if you’re a bike […]

17
Aug

Top 10 Downsides of Losing Weight

I started doing triathlons in late 2007. I think I weighed between 220-225 lbs at that time, and I’m now under 200 lbs. Less than a year before I started triathlons I was as heavy as 236 lbs, and that was absolutely no muscle. While losing almost 40 lbs has been a blessing in many […]

09
Aug

EFS Energy Drink = Hurty Stomach?

Starting with the Boise 70.3 I tried out EFS energy drink (yes, I do mean the first time I used it was on a race day–I know, I know, bad idea). I had some gastrointestinal issues that day, but nothing too big. Just some knots in my stomach, and I felt like if I drank […]

21
Jul

Who moved my chees…I mean, my locker room?

The Lifetime Fitness in Sandy, Utah has been doing some minor renovations in the locker rooms lately. Specifically they’re replacing the carpet that exists in certain areas with tile (don’t ask me whose idea it was to put carpet in a locker room in the first place). Now, to fully appreciate how the events I’m […]

24
Jun

Triathlon Race Management Pet Peeves

This is not the pet peeves that race management has, but rather pet peeves I have about race management. 1. Not listing the price of the event anywhere on the website. I’m not going to name names at the moment, but I’m trying to find out how much a certain triathlon here in Utah costs, […]

23
Jun

Winter Clothing for Triathlon Training

I live in Utah, which means I get to train through the winter. And since I’m not a huge fan of the bike trainer or the treadmill, that means running and biking outside in the cold, and that means winter clothing. And as anyone with any sense knows, the best time to buy your winter […]

23
Jun

Triathlon Gifts Under $30, or…What to Get for the Triathlete in Your Life Who Wants All Sorts of Things You Don’t Understand

It’s not Christmas yet, and Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are long gone. But maybe you know a special triathlete who has a birthday coming up, or maybe you’re one of the seven people in the United States who plan out their Christmas presents this far in advance. Whatever the case, if you want to […]

18
Jun

No Ironman in 2010, So Now What?

I’ve decided to not do my first Ironman event this year, so now what? Should I just workout for the sake of it, or should I plan to race some other events locally? Should I focus on some sprint distance triathlons and improving my speed? Should I just work on personal goals, like riding my […]

18
Jun

Florida Ironman 2010 – Why I’m Dropping Out

That’s right, I’m scrapping the plan I put in place almost a year ago to do the Florida Ironman this year. The Florida Ironman 2010 in Panama City would have been my first Ironman ever, and I’ve been pretty excited about it, since this was the goal I set when I started doing triathlons back […]

16
Jun

Bento Box

The Bento Box is one of those things you wish you would have invented. It’s simple, and it gets a job done that just about every biker needs done–making it easy to carry and access your food on your bike. It’s nothing more than a lightweight nylon box, with a net on the top that […]