Pursuits

I’m constantly challenging myself physically and mentally to be the best leader and all around person I can be. This is where I share what I have been reading, doing, and thinking about to improve my life and mind. Common subjects include bicycling, running, and how to keep a positive mental attitude.

Mt. Assiniboine Explore Backcountry Skiing

By jonsabes / December 22, 2016

Backcountry skiing is among the greatest outdoor pleasures in the world.  And when you get to experience backcountry skiing in the Canadian Rockies near Mt. Assiniboine, you can count yourself among the lucky. The peak is among one the greats in North America, and the area is home to some of the first downhill skiing […]

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Glacier Ntl Park, Charismatic Megafuana

By jonsabes / December 16, 2016

One of my favorite places in world: Glacier National Park This past summer, I managed to return to Glacier National Park with my best pal Scott Olson.  As usual, Scott and I played our schedule relatively loose: we had a general idea of where we were going to enter the park, how many days we […]

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eBike, Life, Commuting

By jonsabes / December 15, 2016

This changed my life.  I hope you listen and act. If I can communicate one thing to people, one thing that is sure to change and improve your life for the better, it is to purchase a nice big mid/fat tire eBike.  Frankly, getting this message out was one of the primary motivators to getting […]

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Iceland Backcountry Biking

By jonsabes / December 15, 2016

One of my more amazing recent backcountry experiences was biking through the mountains of southern Iceland with my best pals Scott Olson and JP LaMere.   On this occasion, we attended an event hosted by our friends at Lauf fork.  After a few days with our pals at Lauf getting to know the area and identifying […]

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2016 IRONMAN Madison Wisconsin

By jonsabes / December 10, 2016

This was my 5th Ironman, Madison, Wisconsin. The question is, will there be 6th in 2017?  Currently, I am not registered, but I am open minded on the subject.  My wife and I just love that late summer weekend in Madison, WI.  We have some a great time, in this hamlet of a city, tucked […]

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Winter Days

By jonsabes / December 10, 2016

Today it got cold! Awesome!! Land of the North!!!

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Jon Sabes Rock Climbing in Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon

By jonsabes / November 22, 2016

As a business professional, Jon Sabes co-founded GWG Holdings, Inc., a specialty finance company headquartered in Minneapolis. He continues to serve as the company’s chief executive officer. In his leisure time, Jon Sabes enjoys rock climbing, and he visited the Red Rock National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, NV. Red Rock Canyon, the first National Conservation Area in Nevada, offers some of the best rock […]

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Madison Wisconsin Triathlon 2012

By jonsabes / November 22, 2016

The second time is a charm! Well not necessarily in Ironman events.  Every event is a mental and physical challenge that requires immense focus and determination in order to complete the race.  This was my second Ironman Wisconsin event.  It had been two years since my first race, after I had decided to take a […]

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The Ironman Competition: Training to Increase Speed

By jonsabes / November 22, 2016

Ironman Wisconsin takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, and consists of a one-loop 2.4 mile swim around Lake Monona, a 120 mile bike course that takes riders outside of the city and into the infamously hilly Dane County, and a 26.2 mile run that includes downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin. The race offers top finishers 50 qualifying spots […]

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Triathlon Hydration Tips

By jonsabes / November 22, 2016

For triathletes, creating a logical hydration and nutrition strategy for race day can mean the difference between success and failure. The level of exertion endurance triathletes experience requires them to replenish their body with vital fluids and nutrients. Experts suggest accomplishing this in a number of ways. Try fluid replacement drinks. Athletes should test different flavors […]

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