Monday, October 10, 2011
I'm excited to announce that I've recently joined forces with friend and athlete, Mauricio Sanchez, as a contributing writer for his wonderful website, Triathlon at 55, on the topics of sports and general nutrition for the endurance athlete. Here, Mauricio offers information relevant to the sports of running and triathloning, as well as his own personal reflections of his experiences, including his journey to become an Ironman competitor. At last count, he's completed one Ironman 140.6, two Ironman 70.3's, one Ironman 69.1 (the swim had been cancelled), three marathons, numerous half marathons, and countless short distance triathlons. And on top of that, Mauricio first began his training at the age of 52, having completed all of aforementioned events in the span of only 3 years. That's quite an impressive list of achievements in such a short amount of time, particularly for someone who'd progressively ramped up to 140.6 from scratch without any prior training. He's certainly been an inspiration to others, and through the formidable efforts of his fitness journey, proves the point that it's never too late to start exercising. :)
Mauricio's site is well-written, insightful, and inspirational. He has a straightforward and easy-going writing style, which makes his posts a pleasure to read. It's no wonder people are flocking to his site. :)
|Here's Mauricio on his Steelhead bike,|
looking very focused and determined.
And of course, a major factor influencing both athletic performance and overall, long-term health is nutrition. :) The everyday choices we make about our food can, quite literally, change the course of our lives. By making a concerted effort to eat better and also educate ourselves about food and nutrition, we are stacking the cards in our favor in so many different ways. Food doesn't just affect our physical being, in terms of our physiology and biochemical makeup, it can also affect our moods, mental acuity, and overall cognitive abilities as well. Of course, exercise also has a significant impact upon these areas as well. Both good nutrition and regular exercise can be utilized as powerful preventative health measures, promoting healthy organ function, increasing longevity, and protecting the body from disease and signs of aging. And when both are practiced regularly in conjunction with one another, the benefits to one's health and fitness levels are even greater. This is clearly the most effective way to net significant positive change.
Mauricio and I clearly share the same philosophy on the above issues, and so, for this reason, as well as many others, it would appear that our online collaboration is going to be an excellent fit on many different levels. As they say, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that applies to shared knowledge as well. :) The opportunity to exchange ideas with Mauricio and his readers is an exciting prospect, as we will all hopefully grow from the experience of coming together and collectively sharing our experiences and knowledge. :)
I'd like to encourage you to visit Mauricio's website so you can get a better sense of his background and perspective, in order to see what his site is all about. To learn more about Mauricio and his athletic endeavors, please visit the "About Me" section (i.e., tab) of his site. Mauricio's also got a Facebook page for his website, which goes by the name of Mauricio's Triathlon / Running Blog. Feel free to "like" his page. He's just recently created it, so it'd be great if you could lend him your support. Thanks so much!