Cowtown Marathon

Yesterday, I ran the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Texas. It was actually the Cowtown Ultra Marathon – a 31-mile race. In the world of ultra marathons, 31 miles is the shortest distance to still be considered an “ultra.” I signed up on a whim about a month before the race. It was late January,…

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GORUCK Challenge 1637 – Goshen, VT AAR

September 4, 2015 I have a GORUCK Challenge tonight. I haven’t done one in over a year, when I completed a Heavy, Light, Scavenger and Firearms Day in a weekend. That said, I am fitter, stronger, harder than I ever have been. I will complete it. I will not fail. I will not quit. September…

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GORUCK FAD H[C]LS aka A Long Weekend

After Action Review following the pictures. Tuesday, August 26, 16:20 I am going to embark on a GORUCK Heavy week.  As of tomorrow, I will complete GORUCK Firearms Day (FAD). Then, on Thursday, the fun starts. On Thursday afternoon, at 17:00, I will commence my GORUCK Heavy, which will last at least 24 hours and will…

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Life with No Safety Net

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale, American motivational speaker and author (1921-1989) What I want to do in life. This is the first time I’ve ever written something like this, for public or for private consumption.…

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One Team, One Fight. GORUCK Challenge.

After Action Review follows the pictures. Friday 6/20/14 @ 16:30 – Portland, Maine I am about to embark on a Goruck Challenge in 4.5 hours. I feel intensely calm. I am physically in the best overall shape I have ever been. I don’t know much of anything that will come starting at 9:00pm and will last…

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The Next Challenge

I haven’t written anything publicly for a while. It has been 5, almost 6 months.  Not to say nothing has been going on, perhaps the exact opposite. The last few months have been an overwhelming experience.  I graduated from IE Business School in Madrid and moved back to the US to work full-time for my…

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Galvin La Chappelle (London, United Kingdom)

I was in London with my family and had the opportunity to visit Galvin La Chappelle, a 1-star restaurant in the city. I chose the place because it had a sizable a la carte menu, in addition to a tasting menu.  Quite the opposite of me, my parents are extraordinarily picky eaters and would not…

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Santceloni (Madrid, Spain)

I recently had the opportunity to visit the two Michelin star restaurant Santceloni, in the X hotel. I had walked by it many times, and had always been curious about the restaurant.  In fact, my very first (albeit brief) living apartment in Madrid was next to it.  So, naturally, when I needed a Michelin-starred meal…

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Ristorante Soro Rosa (Roma, Italy)

At times the simplest of meals, those constructed with the freshest of ingredients cooked to perfection, are the most memorable.  The types of meals that are just cooking, no fanfare, no artistry or wizardry in the kitchen. The type of meal my mother could make if she were from Rome and owned a garden. The…

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