Zoning Out With Devon...
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:20
By Darin Wieneke
Every athlete has a certain look when they are in the zone. By zone, I mean the metaphysical space you can get to when you are playing with beauty, flow. Michael Jordan stuck his tongue out when making a critical basketball shot. Chrissie Wellington smiles as she rockets past the professional (women and men) triathlon field. And Devon Palmer does.....whatever it is that is depicted in the photograph here. His look was captured as he was "in the zone" in route to an 18th overall place at Ironman Arizona in November.
As Devon just wrapped up his first season as a professional triathlete, MTN thought that we would catch up with him to see how he thought his inaugural season went (and to chuckle a bit as Devon has a good sense of humor). Devon did not disappoint with his responses to the Q&A we posed to him.
MTN: How did the 2010 triathlon season go for you?....
Monday, 17 January 2011 04:00
Going Off Course - Remember that great episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show when Lou Grant leans across his office desk and says to the insanely effervescent flippy-haired Mary Richards, "You know what? You've got spunk." To this the toothy Richards blushingly replies, "Well, yes..." The frowny faced Grant then gruffly announces, "I HATE SPUNK!"
What a great scene from a great "they-don't-make-'em-like-that-anymore" sitcom.
Let it be known that we here at MTN like spunk! Alot! And
Lingering Impact & Heavy Make Up...
Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:00
by Stephen Bullard
Movie Review - Looking for a feel good movie about transformation and triumph? Black Swan is not it
Friday, 14 January 2011 04:00
(Photo - Dennis Jabs and his wife Chris. Great people. Great sweaters.)
Excelsior triathlete Dennis Jabs has many dear friends. Doug Boehme is one of them. We were unaware of Dennis' harrowing circumstances until we bumped into Doug at the Woodbury Life Time Fitness. Dennis is Doug's hero and he told us a little bit about this remarkable man.
Dennis Jabs is now our hero, too....
Hitler Was Not A Vegetarian..
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 04:00
NOTE: In our tireless quest to find cool stories, MTN recently stumbled upon this article on a topic that deeply concerns triathletes everywhere: Was Hitler a vegetarian or not? Michael Bluejay "proves" that he was not. Whew! We're glad that's settled.
by Michael Bluejay
* Before we see the evidence that Hitler wasn't a vegetarian, it's important to look at where the argument that he was comes from, because it's an argument that's rarely made honestly. People who insist that Hitler was a vegetarian usually just "heard it" somewhere, and immediately assumed it was true. And yet, if you tell them that Hitler wasn't actually a vegetarian, these same people who instantly believed in Hitler's vegetarianism without question, suddenly demand all manner of proof that he was not....
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