Author: McCourt Leadership

I have to admit, sometimes I just want to take the easy way out, head back to the college years when you could throw on some pasta and toss it with jarred red sauce and have myself a satisfying meal. Well, it still pays to have...

[caption id="attachment_1333" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Larry Rosa from www.slowtwitch.com[/caption] You just have to keep believing in the beauty of a dream. Bree Wee - Ironman Champion - Mom...

In the perfect build toward Kona, Andreas Raelert clocked a solid win over Timo Bracht to win Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl half distance race in Austria this past weekend.  Nils Frommhold took a notable third over Ronnie Schildknecht. Andreas, a calculated risk taker, made a breakaway on the bike and followed up with the...

I can't help it.   I love a smoothie and I'm obsessed with making new and innovative ones. I ran long again and really wanted a protein pick-me-up and I wanted coffee ---so why not do a combo. I really enjoy good coffee but I'm a...

Remember the tofu smoothie from the other day? Well, I still had leftover tofu and lots of veggies from the farmers market to use. So I thought I'd make an easy stir fry with brown rice (the nutty flavor of the brown rice goes better and...

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter" width="268"] Photo from www.breeweehawaii.blogspot.com[/caption] Ironman Louisville had 2 first time Ironman Champions on Sunday.  Patrick Evoe upset last years' champ Chris "Big Sexy" McDonald in a race that started with Evoe's  risky breakaway at mile 70 on the bike and ended with an impressive and unstoppable...

[caption id="attachment_1283" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Photo from Mary Beth's blog at Teamtbb.com[/caption] Perhaps the best thing about Ironman, though, is that you don’t leave  that strength on the course. You take it with you. You take it to your  family, your career and you share it with...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owi2LUTopRE]   The German brothers are ready for Kona this year.  Last year, Michael was injured and unable to even vie for the K-Swiss $1 million dollar bonus for a brotherly top finish. But this year, both brothers seem ready. With Michael winning the European 70.3 Championship...

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo from www.tremblant.ca[/caption] This past weekend, Ironman put Mont-Tremblant on the map for an Ironman destination very much in par with Lake Placid's popularity. It would be my guess that it becomes as popular, particularly with those of us in the Northeast. On the...

[caption id="attachment_1256" align="aligncenter" width="464"] Post-Bike Ride in the Rain[/caption] For the first time in 3 years, I am not in New Hampshire with my friend Fran for Timberman. With too much personal and professional obligations, I planned my race schedule without it ---doing the Florida 70.3...