Category Archive: Pro interviews

Meet off-road triathlon pro, mother of two, and PhD: Danelle Kabush

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, It sounds impossible for someone to break into the triathlon world and finish 3rd in the world, among pros, in just their 2nd triathlon ever. But Canadian off-road… Continue reading

A true American super hero: Fireman Rob Verhelst

Trevor and Heather Wurtele: Pro triathletes into the great wide open

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, Trevor and Heather Wurtele are rising stars in the long course triathlon world. While it’s not that unusual for two professional triathletes to be married, Trevor and Heather… Continue reading

Meet Brady Murray: Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Healthy eating for the entire family: A chat with RD and pro triathlete Kim Schwabenbauer

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I’m often asked about nutrition. I guess it’s because I’m a triathlete and that causes people to assume I also eat wisely. While I think I make good… Continue reading

6x World Champion Dave Scott on fatherhood, Kona, and the abyss

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, Ironman is what it is today because of one man; Dave Scott. Although he didn’t create the race, he quickly became the most dominant figure in the sport… Continue reading

Parenting expert Dr. Meg Meeker on the athletic parent and raising athletic kids

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, You know this by now, but Mommy and I aren’t perfect parents. Sometimes we need help. I was fortunate to be introduced to Dr. Meg Meeker several years… Continue reading

Former National Champion Bruce Gennari on his health scare, family, and longevity in the sport

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

A talk with Jon Acuff about dreams, balance, chocolate chip cookies, and radishes

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, My friend Jon wrote a Wall Street Journal best selling book called Quitter. Now he speaks all over the country, inspiring others to pursue the life of their… Continue reading

How Becky Lavelle turned tragedy into hope and inspiration

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

My first article for Triathlete.com

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, Today is a big day for me. I’ve been competing in triathlons for the last 11 years. And I’ve also been reading Triathlete Magazine all those years. Through… Continue reading

World Champion Craig Alexander talks about balancing marriage, parenting, and triathlon.

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

The Ken Coleman Show interview

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I did my first radio interview on Saturday. I was on the Ken Coleman Show where Ken and I talked about balancing parenting and pursuing your dreams with… Continue reading

30 Ironmans in a single year? And a father of 5? Meet James Lawrence: “The Iron Cowboy”

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Meet Julia Polloreno: Editor in Chief of Triathlete Magazine, Triathlete, and Mom

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Meet Hunter Kemper: 4 x Olympian, 7 x National Champion, 3 x Dad

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Meet Gordo Byrn: Ultraman world champion, multisport philosopher, and dad

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Meet Craig Evans: a pro triathlete working a full time job and being a full time dad

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I met Craig early in my own triathlon “career”. I used to swim frequently at the Brentwood Indoor Sportscomplex, just south of Nashville, back then. One day Craig… Continue reading

Meet Andy Potts – World Champion triathlete, Olympian, and Dad

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Moms and Dads as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading

Nothing says “I love you” like a front headlock

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, Last night I had the pleasure of interviewing professional Xterra triathlete Craig Evans and meeting his family. It was my first video interview. I’ll post it here in… Continue reading

Meet Cam Dye; Pro Triathlete, Boulder’s native son, and Dad

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Bree Wee: pro triathlete, surf girl, and mom. I want to continue to introduce you to great people who… Continue reading

Meet Bree Wee: Pro Triathlete, Surfer girl, and Mom

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I want to introduce you to some awesome Mom’s and Dad’s as I write these letters to you. I’m doing my best to balance being a husband to… Continue reading