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Triathlon Recap – Lake Zurich Sprint Triathlon

I completed my second sprint triathlon yesterday and I still have a long ways to go before I feel comfortable at every leg. I picked up my packet and attended a Course Talk on Saturday with my wife since I had to work on Friday. We loved the layout of the park and she decided [...]

My Journey to my First Triathlon

My Fitness Journey has been a long one with its ups and downs. I've written some posts over the years and I'll go through stages where I'm committed to diet and exercise and other times where its not so much. I think there are a lot of people out there that can relate. My wife [...]

Review: Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Computer

My latest fitness ambitions have been triathlons (where you swim, bike, then run for those of you that don't know). Feel free to follow me on Strava or Garmin. Over the years, I've had a few fitness posts. For the cycling portion, one of my recent purchases has been the new Garmin Edge 520 Plus [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:46:11+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Garmin Forerunner 935

Over the years I've written a few fitness posts, including some personal reviews of different fitness trackers ranging from Fitbit to the Apple Watch. My family has been into fitness for a while now and we've used a number of fitness trackers. Our Fitbit lineup includes: Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR, and the [...]

By |2018-07-05T11:09:33+00:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recipe: Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese

My family loves this Lobster Mac 'n Cheese recipe. It is adapted from Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook. It is fairly easy and you can alter some ingredients to adjust the flavor. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter 2 Tablespoons Flour 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (2 cans if you like it extra saucy) 1 cup [...]

Grieving Dad: Dragonflies and White Butterflies

While I was browsing through recent Facebook posts, I came across an article from a page I follow, Grieving Dads. He wrote an article about how dragonflies feel like the spirits of the children he had lost. My family and I can definitely relate to this feeling on a few levels. After losing a loved [...]

New Features at RBRussell.com

As my website continues to grow, I will always be looking at features and other ways to improve the user experience. If you're a regular follower, then you probably know that this is a hobby of mine. I enjoy writing and I love technology. Some of my articles are more personal than others where I [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:00+00:00September 26th, 2015|Categories: Personal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fitness Tracker Showdown: Apple Watch vs FitBit By An Actual User

My FitBit History As most of you know, I've been a FitBit user for almost 2 years now. I started off using the Flex, then upgraded to the Charge, and my wife even had the Surge. I have experience with all 3 of these fitness trackers. I've written a few fitness articles and even called [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:16+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Fitness, Gadgets|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to make Selective Black and White images in Photoshop

You've probably seen photos around the internet where the majority of the picture is black and white and there are specific parts of the image that are left in color. If you're wondering how to do this, you can actually use Photoshop. Depending on the image, it can be a little tidious to do, but [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:22+00:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Photography, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Add a Copyright Watermark to a Batch of Photos in Photoshop

As a newcomer to the photography scene, my wife and I are starting to get our feet wet with Photoshop and photo editing. I created a transparent watermark already and I can copy it into an image just fine. After doing a large photo shoot, we realized it would take a long time to watermark [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:23+00:00June 13th, 2015|Categories: Photography, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments