Author Archive: John Newman

Husband, father of two, age-group triathlete and healthy lifestyle advocate. Along with his wife, Tara, John blogs about everyday challenges, successes and pitfalls pertaining to training and family at John has transformed his life over the last decade, losing over 70 pounds and becoming a highly competitive triathlete, typically finishing in the top 10% overall. An engineer by trade, John takes a very analytic approach to training and fitness. John is currently training for his first full Ironman at Lake Placid in 2014. Find him on Twitter at @newmanjohnd or on Facebook at

5 Steps to Family, Sport and Life Balance


“Where’s Dad?” “Really?  Where do you think he is?” “Swimming, biking or running?” “Yup.  He will be home soon.” My kids initiated this conversation with my wife almost every morning this past year.  By design, I would typically be walking…
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