Jeff Dauler

Raconteur. Humble. Awesome. Likely, a waste of your time. I collect experiences like a kid collects baseball cards. Creativity & entertainment are my passions.

In 2012, I completed my first triathlon, and that adventure changed my life in ways that I could never imagine. Most of this space will be devoted to that experience.

I Facebook and Tweet and other fun non-triathlon things. Links are below.

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50 DAYS

On September 7, I am racing in the International Distance Nautica Malibu Triathlon. As of this writing, the race is just over 50 days away.

I’ve been lax with my training. So the next 50 days are going to be intense. I’m done with soda / beer / everything carbonated except club soda. I’m done with fast food. I’m going to take the time on Sunday to plan out my meals and go grocery shopping for the week … I always eat better when I do that.

And every day for the next 50 days, I am going to do something physical as part of my training. I’ll document those things here.

You should do it with me. Make your own personal goal or goals, then make a step toward that each day. Before you know it, you’ll be 50 steps closer to where you wanted to be.

Good luck!

1.  Jul 16: 

I know this isn’t directly related to triathlon … but it’s a really amazing, simple message.  And so much of endurance sport is mental.  So, I’m sharing this.  A great reminder / exercise that, if enough people do it, can change the energy in a community. 

Please enjoy and share.

One year ago, I was in Hawaii learning about ‘Keep Moving Forward’ and realizing that I really could be a triathlete. 
This is me with Adrienne, Rick, Denise, Carlos, Glenn, and Nancy.  A good-looking FitNation crew, if I ever did see one.
(photo credit: Roni Selig)

One year ago, I was in Hawaii learning about ‘Keep Moving Forward’ and realizing that I really could be a triathlete. 

This is me with Adrienne, Rick, Denise, Carlos, Glenn, and Nancy.  A good-looking FitNation crew, if I ever did see one.

(photo credit: Roni Selig)

WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE?

I never used this space as I intended: To give updates / hints / pointers about my whole life-changing triathlon experience.

So, I’m giving it a go again. 

No promises, but my intentions are more than once a week posts here to encourage, educate, and motivate.  I feel obligated to pay things forward after 2012 … and this is part of that.  Wish me luck, and thanks for reading.

For other Jeff ‘stuff,’ start at my website, JeffDauler.com.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD …

In 2012, I trained for and completed a triathlon as part of CNN’s FitNation program. That whole experience changed my world, made me healthier mentally and physically, and a year later it still surprises me with experiences and lessons connected to that adventure … many of those are not fitness related.

A couple months ago, I received a call from someone who shared one of my triathlon stories with a New York City-based designer, Diana Warner. Diana has been on her own journey the past few years and the ‘keep moving forward’ lesson I learned reminded her of how she navigated through her own obstacles. Diana and I had dinner together, shared our stories in person, and the ‘Keep Moving Forward’ line of jewelry was born.imageimage

The first bracelets were delivered to me on the day I was going to meet with and start mentoring the 2013 FitNation team. I was able to give the very first one to my coach, April, who spoke the words ‘keep moving forward’ to me. The next six bracelets went to the fortunate CNN viewers selected to take the same journey I took last year, and I was able to tell them how those words resonated me - both during the race and in life.

If you’d like to read the story that started all of this, about the importance of staying in motion no matter how difficult the journey, click the link below. The bracelets are now available to buy if you’d like to wear the words yourself, or if you have someone that might be working through tough times and could use a reminder to always KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

Jeff Dauler / Keep Moving Forward by Diana Warner

"Jeff Dauler spent the last week training in Kona, Hawaii and he fills us in on all the details. Like how he hasn’t lost any weight…just inches. Which we learned…

This is me on CNN over the weekend. Thanks in advance for watching.

Fit Nation: Small steps to a big goal

Sanjay Gupta MD | Added on May 21, 2012

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Fit Nation athlete, Jeff Dauler, about how small steps helped him achieve big fitness goals.

Sunset on our last full day in Kona. I love my Fit Nation family. Sleeping happy tonight.

Sunset on our last full day in Kona. I love my Fit Nation family. Sleeping happy tonight.

On location with Sanjay Gupta.

Tune in this weekend to learn the very best advice to get fit - no matter who or where you are!  Saturday at 4:30p EST, Sunday at 7:30a EST. Sanjay Gupta MD, CNN.com Blogs

My fifth blog post for CNN …

"My CNN Fit Nation teammates added a fourth "sport" to our triathlon while discussing the impact our shared journey was having on the people around us.  Denise Castelli’s father was starting to eat healthy and lose weight. Carlos Solis’ students were participating in a 100-mile club at his school. Glenn Keller’s hometown of Burleston, Texas, created an entire" read more…

Talking with Sanjay Gupta about everyone who says I’m inspiring. CRAZY!

Talking with Sanjay Gupta about everyone who says I’m inspiring. CRAZY!

Let’s go do triathlon things.

Let’s go do triathlon things.

Fit Nation ‘Lucky 7’ train in Hawaii … new photo gallery from CNN.

Fit Nation ‘Lucky 7’ train in Hawaii … new photo gallery from CNN.

Denise & Carlos At The Finish

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