Adventure & 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.

Iceland Backcountry Biking

By Jon Sabes

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 Forks. After a few days with our pals at Lauf getting to know the area and identifying our […]

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2016 IRONMAN Madison Wisconsin

By Jon Sabes

This was my 5th Ironman, Madison, Wisconsin. The question is, will there be a 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 a great time in this hamlet of a city tucked into […]

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Winter Days

By Jon Sabes

Today it got cold! As in freeze your @%$ off cold! I love this awesome land of the north!

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Country Music Fans: Get in the Groove!

By Jon Sabes

Sturgill Simpson is a country music outlaw and his new song, “Keep It Between The Lines” will make you dance! Check it out: https://kcrw.co/2a34Be7

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Rock Climbing in Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon

By Jon Sabes

As a business professional, I co-founded GWG Holdings, Inc., a specialty finance company headquartered in Minneapolis. I serve as the company’s chief executive officer. In my leisure time, I enjoy rock climbing and recently visited the Red Rock National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, NV. Red Rock Canyon, the first National Conservation Area in Nevada, offers some […]

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Madison Wisconsin Triathlon 2012

By Jon Sabes

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 deciding to take a year off […]

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The Ironman Competition: Training to Increase Speed

By Jon Sabes

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 Jon Sabes

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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