fitness

  • Actively Choosing Alternatives by Letting Go Actively Choosing Alternatives by Letting Go

    Actively Choosing Alternatives by Letting Go

Actively Choosing Alternatives by Letting Go

Actively Choosing Alternatives by Letting Go

By Ricardo Gonzalez

I spent the last four years training, racing, and striving for a coveted qualification slot for the Xterra (off-road triathlon) World Championship in Maui. I qualified this May when I finished first in my age-group at the Western Region Championship […]

Mind, Body, Fitness | Ricardo Gonzalez

People often ask me why I do triathlons.

Why would anyone in their right mind choose to swim in freezing, often murky waters, to bicycle miles through challenging terrain getting muddy, dripping in sweat and then finish off with miles of running in steep hills?  Am I crazy? […]

  • Gyms in the Old Days Gyms in the Old Days

    Gyms in the Old Days

Gyms in the Old Days

I started weight training full time in November 1964.

I think Jessica mentioned that in her introduction. So here are some observations after forty-six years and over 8000 workouts.

Back then we didn’t have a gym on every corner like today. There were no big chains like 24 Hour Nautilus, Bally’s, Gold’s, In Shape, etc.  What we had was usually a […]

  • Why I Started Excercising Why I Started Excercising

    Why I Started Excercising

Why I Started Excercising

Why did I start exercising?

Glad you asked. The reasons have changed over the years as I get older and wiser, but in the beginning it was mainly two things. First, I wanted to be gigantic so no one would ever pick on me again. Second, if I had big muscles girls would throw themselves at me. I know how […]