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Ride for World Health: Coming to a City Near You

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

RIDE FOR WORLD HEALTH: Coming to a city near you! Yesterday, we all arrived in sunny San Diego ripe with expectations for our journey across America to meet the needs of the world. The eager group road tripped for 38 hours from Columbus, Ohio and met up with the other members like me who flew in from all over the country. We made some very quick introductions, gathered around the campfire for a bit, pitched our tents, and we...

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Across the Country in 54 Days

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

This is a collection of stories from the 2013 Ride for World Health journey written by one of my best friends Erika. Erika inspired me to ride as a portions rider for 5 days and spend 7 days with the 2013 Ride for World Health cycling team. While biking from Nashville to Columbus, I became friends with so many of the riders and became aware how biking across America is such an amazing vehicle for change. Thanks Erika for...

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Pentathletes Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Romenesco, & Espinacas con Garbanzos

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Food / Recepies, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 a group of 5 brave individuals fittingly named “Snow Stoppin’ Us” competed in the Steamboat triathlon. (Stay tuned for the full race report on To celebrate our triumphant winter race we had a team dinner with our awesome supporters. We served a Pentathletes Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Romenesco, and Espinacas con Garbanzos. The highlight perfectly cooked pork was highlighted by the smoky and sweet blueberry chipotle sauce. This was paired quite nicely with the...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”...

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Why Active Performance .org

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Hi everyone, my name is Dan. Follow me on my journey to finding a fun and fit lifestyle. My adventures in triathlon, cycling, running, fitness, cooking, and meeting like-minded inspirational started while I sat as a couch potato after reconstructive knee surgery. After three major knee injuries, I felt deflated, discouraged, and disappointed. I decided I needed to focus on being more deliberate about my athletic endeavors. I set a goal to finish my physical therapy and train for...

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boerenkool Met WorstConnecting to my Dutch roots, I set out to make out my first Dutch comfort food dish. This recipe was cooked during I was recovering from a cold and it definitely helped me feel better. In the Netherlands boerenkool usually contains potatoes and vegetables stewed and smashed together. I made a Boerenkool Met Worst Hutspot (Kale and Potato Smash with Sausage).The ingredients are simple and healthy:– One bunch of Kale   – (fresh then frozen overnight)– 2 handfuls of fingerling potatoes–...

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Peak Training Week: Sick, Tired, Stressed, & Under-trained

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

What do you when it is your peak training week for a marathon and you are sick, tired, stressed, and extremely under-trained? This week I am participating in the New Orleans marathon. I am happy to say that I am almost ready for a race that 3 weeks ago I thought I was going to have to drop out and run the half marathon. Training for any endurance event is difficult. The extreme cold winter in Chicago made training...

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