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Showing posts from May, 2014

Paris and plant based diet

So, for something completely different, I wrapped up my semester at Appalachian State and transitioned to Paris.

International travel always drives me to embrace and engage new opportunities for change. In true Mind Over Diet fashion, I needed a reboot. I was leaning into veggie Paleo and started down that path; after several mornings of hard boiled eggs and cheese I just wasn't feeling the love.

It's a digestive thing. The food products were too dense, didn't process well, and bound up in my digestive tract.

Check out this shot from today's open air market, near Place D'Italie. Wonderful, fresh, quick-through-the-system options.

And, the fresh bread here is fabulous. So the no-grains edict will also fall by the wayside.

I remain convicted in leaning into the path that works best for me, during the time and environment I exist in. Plant based eating is clean  and I'll combine that with my favorite - smoked salmon baguette sandwiches . So I'll sign off now …

Cycling is the new golf

Great article on cycling and its disposition for doing business:

Cyclists getting together to ride and bond, then kick around potential partnerships and projects. One group in Milwaukee has formed a networking group through cycling.

If this is the new business model, I'm all in. So much more appealing than happy hour bla bla bla. Maybe it's time for all of  us to start cycle network business events in our communities.

"Mind Over Diet" on Dirt Dawg's ultrarun podcast

In one section of my new book "Mind Over Diet" I unpack the virtues of digital food. It's about feeding the brain with useful and motivational podcasts and audio books.

And there's no better digital morsel for ultrarunning than Dirt Dawg's Running Diatribe. Educator, ultrarunner, family man and all around good guy Dirt Dawg (Mike) provides an interesting and sometimes humorous outlook on all things in the ultra world...from a unique Detroit-based viewpoint.

I'm on a virtual media tour to promote my book and Mike was kind enough to bring me back for another visit:

I was last on Dirt Dawg's show about three years ago and this visit was just as fun as the last time. There's something truly satisfying in unpacking a 100 mile finish and also providing a promo for Mind Over Diet.

There are rewards in life, big and small. Being acknowledged as the master competito…

CatEye does it right

I run a CatEye Strada wireless on both my Specialized Roubaix and my just purchased Litespeed Tuscany.

Here's a bit of back story from the CatEye website at

CatEye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, lights and reflectors to cyclists in the world. Founded in 1954 in Osaka, Japan, CatEye has always been a leader in innovation and technology.

In 1964, CatEye created the first flashing lamp for bicycles. CatEye went on to create the very first bicycle head lamp using white LEDs in 2001. The company is truly a world leader in lens and reflector technology.

CatEye's first cycle computer was released in 1981. Now we offer a full range of computers to meet the demands of cyclists around the globe. Always at the cutting edge of technology, we were among the first companies to integrate altimeter, heart rate, and cadence technology into cycle computers. 

From it's head office in Osaka, Japan, CatEye manages two factories in Japan and one in Chin…

"Mind Over Diet" on Running in the Center of the Universe podcast

A good friend in the marketing and advertising business told me that if I published my book, it's all about the marketing plan.

I took that advice to heart. "Mind Over Diet" is attaining initial sales on Amazon and I supported the launch as a guest on Ashland (VA) Dave's Running to the Center of the Universe podcast:

I love Dave's show and it's down home, old school attitude in ultra and endurance sport scene. Dave brings the discussion to his readers with style and enthusiasm. It's also great fun when he gets into the "mail bag" and unpacks updates and reports from listeners.

And it wouldn't be the same without Dave's traditional sign off every show - the National Anthem.

So if you're interested in a 30 minute wild ride on torched feet, 28 hour 100 milers, and the best nutrition and fitness plans ever created, give it a listen: