Friend if mine who has done several 50 milers, took on the Keys 100 this past weekend. She made it through 90 miles before her husband pulled her off the course out of concern for her health as she could barely walk and was starting to vomit. She was disappointed but I am sure she will get it next year. She is a machine, crazy how someone can push themselves to actually run 90 miles. Great job...
Why can’t scientists invent a grass seed that grows as fast and as hardy as weeds; and why can’t they incorporate a pets medicine in a dog treat that the dog will actually eat. Damn you pill in peanut butter trick. Someone needs to get on these two items now. Please note: If they do actually exist please point me in the right direction.
My firm sponsored a local 5k so I got a “free” entry (discussion with lady that it actually cost me more so it wasn’t actually free didn’t go over well first thing in the morning) anyway with 1 day notice i went out and ran it in 25 minutes. Not to shabby for me. 2nd place overall was a 12 yr old kid who did it in 19. He barely broke a sweat. Damn that kid.
Ooohhhhhh Shiv me
New bike is in and sitting in my office. Can’t believe I have to sit here and stare at it all day. Damn you work. Meeting with bike fitter on Sunday to get final adjustments so my first first true ride won’t be for a few days, but I may just take it for a short ride tonight even if it does not quite fit.
Just received word my new bike is in, it has been built and ready for pick up tomorrow. Birthday appears to have come 2 months early for me. Pics to follow tomorrow.
Punked at the pool
Swim workout today was hard and tiring. Did a fast interval workout and then was called out by a 65+ yr old lady. I just finished my workout and was breathing pretty hard at the wall when lady asked me if I wanted some water she had. I politely said no thank you to which she replied ” I don’t blame you, you don’t know me so you shouldn’t take water from me.” I...
Some Race Day Comments
The following is a list of things I thought of today as I ran a 7 mile race, you can call them advice or common sense but they should be considered by all: 1. If you are a slow runner please do not push your way the front of the pack to start a race only to hold up everyone behind you. Especially if you plan on running in a group of slow runners. 2. Guys if I can smell or taste your cologne as I...
7 Mile Bridge Run Done
Missed goal by 5 minutes but overall not to bad. I would contribute 2-3 of the 5 to my race strategy of starting in middle of 1500 people and getting trapped for first mile and the remainder of those were my own fault in not pacing myself properly. I believe I could have easily come in under an hour but didn’t. I will use it as a learning experience and get it next year. At least the...
Words of wisdom
4 yr old: “Dad this is not my world it is Jesus’ world.” Me: oh yeah? 4yr old: “yes, Jesus and Santa”
I let the wife know about my new tri bike purchase just now and it went a lot better than expected, almost to well. She did cringe when I told her the cost, but I just brushed right over that and changed the subject to some upcoming races and some mini vacations for her and family so she liked that benefit. She even asked when it is supposed to arrive so she can see it and what race is next on...
Homemade spiced apple sauce mixed with grape nuts and a raisin medley is how i am doing dessert tonight. Damn it is good.
Hey mother nature I appreciated the high 60s low 70s weather the past few days so did you have to jump it up to mid 80s with 90% humidity in one day? Damn you, just settle down and let us have some Spring weather, you have all of June through September to kill us with the heat.
So after my loud morning wake up call I come downstairs and there is a bunch of commotion and barking outside. I open front door and my dog and 5 neighborhood dogs are all running and playing and barking on my porch. It should be noted that my yard is fenced in so I am not sure how all these dogs got in or how all these dogs escaped their own yards. What the heck is going on today. someone...
So i was laying in bed, windows and french doors to the bedroom open having just woken up/still half asleep when 2 Navy jets came screaming over the house. Needless to say I was not expecting the noise so it sat me straight up in bed, heart racing, etc trying to figure out what the hell just happened. What a way to start the day.
UNH hockey kicking some Denver ass tonight!
Big Day Tomorrow
Getting professionally fitted and immediately putting in order on new Tri bike tomorrow. It kind of feels like Christmas Eve. Don’t know if I will be able to sleep tonight.
146 work related emails today. Between court and depositions the next few days they will only continue to add up. It may take a week to get to all of them. I feel like Newman in Seinfeld when he is asked about the mail. Fuuuuuu$#
Blue Angels in town today. They fly right over house. Starts in 2.5 hours, they are practicing now, one just screamed over house, i wasn’t expecting it and it scared the crap out of me. It is an awesome show and feeling the power of the jets as they fly by is unmatched. Last time they were so close we could see pilots looking at us.
1st Tri of Season (blah)
Although I did tri in January I consider this my first of the year. Lack of race specifc training, an extended course (didnt know this until i showed up this morning), slow transitions and foot injury during the run all on 4 hours of sleep equaled a PR by 1 minute. Just wasn’t feeling it today yet somehow I did ok. Left before awards so don’t know how I did overall but based...
Stressful few days
Its two full days if stress, one more to go. on thursday and For the first time in 10 years I needed a police escort throughout my day at court and family had to be watched by law enforcement.. it is a long story but Unfortunately I received credible death threats from a person on the opposing side of a lawsuit and he has disappeared in town here and planned on showing up to do damage to me...
My neighbor always gives me strange looks when I take either my garbage or recycle out to the curb in my tri gear. I always take it out after i am done with my workout. Its like the only time I see this particular neighbor and I seem to always be wearing tight spandex, I can only imagine what they are thinking. Good times.
Brick dot yeah
Did my first brick in 2 months today and it felt good. Did 50 minutes on trainer and then ran a 5k and actually felt refreshingly well afterward, I could have done a lot more however I am trying to train smart and not mentally burn myself out with the stress of race preparation. In analyzing it, i wonder if it Could be new diet, could it be the weight training, could it be the 12lb weight loss...
Took the 4 year old to his first wrestling practice. He loved it and can’t wait to go back. My scrappy non stop bundle of energy may have found his sport. At least for this month. Wife is nervous about it but I think she will come around when she sees him having fun.
I am going to be spending 4-5 days in Spartanburg, SC. Does anyone know anything about the city, such as whether it is safe to run early morning, actual running routes, good places to eat, fun stuff to do at night, etc. Thanks.
Apparently I need to work out a lot harder in the gym. I just got into a wrestling match with a brand new package of “post it” notes and that thing almost kicked my ass. I now need to go take some protein and a recovery nap.
Went on a 7 mile run today. Legs felt dead from the very beginning. Tried to work through it and made it to turn around and that is where my legs had other plans. Had to walk run a lot the second half. Could be the extra track work from Thursday or the swim, bike and weight training I did yesterday but it was a struggle. I have come to relized that there must be some underground dispute...
Received a call from my good friend yesterday who bluntly told me he has cancer. We talk every few days and 2 days ago he was just a guy with a child. He is 37 and otherwise healthy. Had what he thought was a chest cold about 2-3 weeks ago, went to two walk in clinics who gave him some decongestants told him he would be fine. Chest kept getting tighter and seemed to be getting larger, went...
200 yds of walking lunges were painful when I did then and still are causing some discomfort now. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring.
7 Mile Bridge Run
Since I love running so much I have official signed up for the 7 Mile Bridge Run. Goal is 60 minutes or less.