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In this episode, I'll discuss introducing a great friend and fellow Ironman training partner to cycling. Your first bike ride as a cyclist is always an interesting one.  It was a great ride on a perfect first-time route.  I would love to hear a
Why is my fitness journey from the couch at 270 pounds in 2018 to hopefully finishing an Ironman 140.6 in 2021.  You'll learn about why I'm doing it and the what and hows of my triathlon training.  From swimming to cycling to running, you'll he
In this episode, I'll tell ya about the great time I had Saturday riding with one of my Whys.  I would love to hear about some memorable times you've had with your Whys during this stay at home order.  Reach out to me on Twitter and or Instagra
In this episode, I'll discuss my recent Tridot run assessment.  Let me know how your training is coming along and what your Whys are. Reach out to me on Twitter and or Instagram at @BarnesJJ74.  As always, thank you for listening.  I hope you a
In this episode, I'm going to share with you my feelings on the Ironman Virtual series.  Spoiler alert, it isn't good!  Let me know how the Ironman Virtual series has been for you so far, reach out to me on Twitter and or Instagram at @BarnesJJ
I'm not going to say anything, just listen!  Feel free to share your victories with me on Twitter and or Instagram at @BarnesJJ74.  As always, thank you for listening.  I hope you and yours are well!  
I was just smacked in the face with reality.  Trust the process, or you'll pay the piper.  I paid the piper today!  In this episode, I'll share with you what happens when you don't trust the process.  This isn't easy to admit, but I failed in t
Episode 40... I didn't realize this was going to be episode 40 while I was recording, but it's here!  The coronavirus continues to derail plans and has broken the heart of one of my Why's.  Find out in this episode about the big plans for this
In this episode, hear about how Ironman VR2 went that includes a My Medic SuperSkin update.  I also have a binge-worthy documentary recommendation I'll share with you.  If you have any binge-worthy documentary recommendations, reach out to me o
Ironman Virtual 2 Duathlon is upon me!  In this episode, hear about my plan to tackle this event this weekend.  I'll also share a little bit about my Ancestry DNA results that I just received.  I'd like to hear about your upcoming training plan
Did My Medic SuperSkin hold up to my most recent half marathon run?  Find out in this episode!  I've continued to have an issue with blisters developing on my big toes while running.  See if my search for a solution has come to an end.  If you'
How'd the first-ever Ironman Virtual go?  Find out in this episode!  Now that VR1 is behind me, I'll discuss the 5k run, 90k bike, and 21k run.  Spoiler alert, I finished it!  Biggest fitness accomplishment to date!  As always, thank you for li
In this episode, I'll talk about some of the homeschooling blues we are dealing with. This Coronavirus (Covid19) has made education a challenge for us non-homeschoolers. If you're dealing with homeschooling, let me know how things are going.  H
In this episode, I'll talk about the great weekend of training and time spent with my Why's!  I hope everyone listening had a great weekend as well.  If you'd like to reach out, feel free to follow me on Twitter and or Instagram at @BarnesJJ74.
Welp, Governor Cooper issued a "Stay in" order for us.  Time to get some training in!  Let me know what you're doing while on lockdown.  Feel free to hit me up on Twitter and or Instagram at @BarnesJJ74.  As always, thank you for listening and
Being in the right frame of mind is everything!  In this episode, I talk about a great amazing conversation I had with an All-American that allowed things to get in his head that he couldn't control.  Get out of your way.  Think you CAN, you WI
In this episode, I talk about my trial and error journey of finding properly fitting earbuds.  I know, it shouldn't be that hard, but it was.  Find out why in this episode.  I would love to hear if you listen to anything during training, if so
Another amazing guest episode... I'm inspired when I hear about stories of determination of this magnitude.  In this episode, I talk to John Thomas about his amazing journey of determination and Why.  I really don't have words to describe the i
In this episode, I'll share a little about my new gig.  I also talk about a tri bike I have my eye on.  Enjoy your time at home with your loved ones while you're shut in with them. If you'd like to share with me your Why's, please reach out to
I can't stay quiet anymore.  We are all nervous, maybe even a little scared, but enough is enough!  The next generation of leaders are watching our reaction to this pandemic, get it together!  The coronavirus, COVID-19 has folks losing it.  The
In this episode, I'll let you know about my exciting first day at my new job!  It wasn't that exciting, but  I will let you know about my first day.  Also more on the craziness that is Covid-19 and what business owners need to do to ensure they
In this episode, I share my plan of attack with Tridot and the swim training.  I'll also discuss my new role and my take on leadership.  I would love some input from you on what makes a good leader.  Reach out to me on Twitter and or Instagram
Just a quick check in episode during the weekend. Our daughter ceases to amaze me! Find out the big accomplishment our daughter had this weekend.  You can find some pictures posted on my Instagram and or Twitter at @BarnesJJ74.  Also, it sounds
On this episode I talk about a couple of hot spots I developed during my run yesterday.  Find out where and what I’m going to try to take of it.  Would love to hear about your recommendations for addressing hot spots.  Feel free to follow me on
FIRST GUEST EPISODE!!!  Yes, I’m a little excited.  In all seriousness, Jeff is a great guest and has been tremendous working with over the recent days trying to schedule his interview. Learn about Jeff’s motto he would like anyone who’s consid
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