I didn't want to burn a vacation day, but assessing my level of fatigue (not sick), and knowing what the weekend holds... I am taking it as a spur of the moment vacation day. Things are fairly well buttoned down at work, they can live without m... Read more
I'm feeling completely unprepared for this Sprint triathlon coming up tomorrow. Today is packet pickup, after work. But between the family drama and lack of sleep the focus has not been there to prepare. So it will be a quick preparation afte... Read more
Don't know about you, but there's constantly a script going on in my head. It's the story of my life, playing out, day to day. Sometimes we can go on auto-pilot and habit takes care of the routine maintenance of day to day living... and then o... Read more
I was sitting here sipping my Spark mugga, thinking about a quick blog when the day began to have drama. Ever get one of those text messages that you don't quite parse right in your brain? That's how it all started.
Anyway, we burned thro... Read more
And Sunday was a complete down day. As in under 3,000 steps. A FULL rest day. Ate extra protein, including red meat. Went through the remainder of in-race nutrition that I had just bought on Saturday... you know how you put it in the cart wh... Read more
Not sure how good a down day this was, since it started out with a group run, but as busy as the past couple of months has been, and for that matter, this week... I needed one!
After an 8 mile Galloway group run-walk-run, at which I got to ... Read more
I had put a number of things off until "after the big race". One was calling the roofer... and you saw where THAT got me... trapped (temporarily) in the house for a few hours on Wednesday. End of the day yesterday, they are mid-way through the... Read more
BUT... and here's the big butt... last night when I went out to the garage to head to go run with the Red Dirt group, the garage door did not open... it went up part way, stopped, and drifted back closed. Whaaaa?
So I pushed the button aga... Read more
yep, another song fragment... this one from even longer ago... http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=vtwYVvtOIuM
In my memory it comes from my ex's passion for old black and white films... but the phrase always comes to mind ... Read more
We left off on the way from transition 2 to the run. Now, I knew my swim would be slow, so I was not dissatisfied with that, at this point. I was still kind of shaking my head over the mental mistake on the bike, but was so relieved to be back... Read more
One advantage of having a warm lake is that there are no wetsuits allowed. The official rule is water temperatures 78F and above, no wet suits allowed. The water temperature was 82F, if I remember rightly (I stopped paying attention once I kne... Read more
By the way, just so y'all know, on the real Olympics, down in Rio... the men's triathlon will be raced on Thursday the 18th, the women's on Saturday, the 20th. Those athletes are amazing and young and strong and wonderful competitors.
Wh... Read more
If you have a song humming in your head, your age may be showing. Elvis version YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=8E-L4POgIAA
The title came to mind with something that happened on Saturday at the Age Grou... Read more
Rolling with the punches could be easier for those coming from a distance and staying at a hotel... because all the last minute adjustments sent out from the race organizers are kind of aimed at THAT kind of non-local, and naturally expecting th... Read more