Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Just wanted to let you know i have been working from 7am until 11pm with the show and hosting a booth.
Today is my birthday but i will celebrate when i get home.
I did manage to run with a guy today that has done 27 Marathons! sweet! we snuck out the show and did some Boardwalk miles.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Yes today is a travel day for me and my job. But first a run down of the weekend.
Saturday started out great! I went long for a double spin class with some extra cycling for 2 hours total and about 43 miles. Then went straight over to the treadmill after changing some clothes super quick and put in a 30 min run which was about 30 mins. This is called a Brick in super cool Triathlon World.
My goal here was to keep my heart rate above 120 bpm for 2.5hrs to get myself used to Half Iron man lengths.
It went good and i woke up on Sunday with no aches like i sometimes do when i go long. I got all this done and got home by 10.30am to be with my family.
My beautiful Bride and i saw the movie 'The Book Of Eli' which i really liked but she say i owe her at least 3 chick flicks for that one.
Sunday i did not go to the gym but ran around Green Bay all morning going to Church and getting my haircut.
This morning i had to head to the airport by 8am. So i put my long run in at 5am at the YMCA. 1.5hrs on the treadmill got me to about 8.2 miles. Not too shabby.
Then i got to the airport and my first flight was on time. As soon as i checked the board in Detroit my next flight had a big red CANCELED on it. Dang it. SO here i am. Waiting for a few more hours till the next one.
I was on schedule to be in Philly by 3pm and to my hotel in Atlantic City by 6pm.
Not any more. I am sure i wont be at the hotel till 8 or 9pm so its a good thing i rocked the treadmill this morning.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Shake off an feelings of not eating right yesterday or the weight you gained over Christmas holding you back.
Sometimes I have a problem thinking of my self as athletic, I am over weight still and i feel that it holds me back from go faster on my bike or letting me run faster. I AM working on it but i fail sometimes. I am not always 100% perfect (can you believe that?) Shake off those feelings. THey really do not mean much.
I remember running when i was 390LBS and 15 mins of non stop running was a killer. Maybe thats where your at but it does not mean you are any LESS of an athlete than some that is 150LBS and can run for 2 hours! Keep at it. You will be fine.
90% of what you worry might happen will never happen! Think about that. What a lot of time wasted! Be in the moment. Right now is what counts. YOu can not change the past..all you can change is right now!
Hang in there in the hard times, you will make it.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Random picture of the day is this light house. It was on the Beach of the Bocca Bop Triathlon i did in Florida in November. Wow that seems like so long away. My wife is still not home.
I think today is going to have to be a rest day. I may get on my trainer but getting out to the YMCA is very unlikely at this point. Had a busy day so i should probably clean the house up for when my wife comes home tomorrow.
The temps at the weekend look good but it is meant to rain. I hope i can find a spot in there to get out on my mountain bike :)
I should spend time tonight focusing mentally on what i need to do to eat healthy.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- The USAT staff consisted of 9 people in 1999, today they have 44 staff
- Youth USAT membership was 19,060 in 1999 now it is 132,000
- The shoe market now targets special triathlon racing flats while bike shoes are geared towards faster technologies (one velcro strap versus the traditional three)
- Races now sell out. In 1999, very few even wanted to limit entries.
- While Triathlon and duathlon contine to succeed, winter traithlon, aquathlon and aquabike all are seeing significant gains in popularity
- The number of compaines that sells goods realated directly to multisport is tenfold greater than it was in 1999.
Thats it so far today!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Love your trainer.!
Today i went to spin class at the Y. I got there early so i could do extra (just call me shinny apple student)
I needed to get more than the 45min class had. So i got on the bike at 5.10am and the class started at 5.45am and was over at 6.30am. Not too bad.
Althogh for 10 mins there i started to feel really queezy and hoped i was not going to throw up in front of the whole class.
Now it is still bery improtant to get on your real bike on the trainer i think. This keeps me used to the postion i will actually be in on long rides. So have some love for your trainer at home as well as spin class in these cold cold dark months.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
You know there are 3 Ladies living in your house when the self in your shower looks like this:).
I do not really mind it i just noticed it last night after my trainer session on the bike. I normally shower at the YMCA so i have not used the home shower for a few days.
There used to be 5 women and me in the house. I guess it is payback for growing up with my Brother, Dad and my poor Mum!
Training going good. Spent 1.5hrs on the trainer last night in my bedroom. It was kind of funny the things you see sitting semi still in my house. Over that 1.5 hrs i think my two little girls danced, cried, played with the dog, brought up hand made notes and letters for me to read, begged that i would bake them cookies and make hot chocolate after i was done. My wife talked on the phone at the same time as getting a new high score on Bejeweled 2. The things that happen in my house in a 1.5 hour period are amazing.
This morning i ran a quick 3.2 miles on the treadmill and completed 60 Laps of the pool.
The temperature came up to 25F!! woo Ho it feels like a heat wave and i might even walk for lunch!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So i took the girls and got on the treadmill. There were LOTS of new people there, but thats ok. Its good to see people trying to get into a habit of it.Loving my new Heart Rate Monitor, my 'feelings' of exhaustions were not truly real and i worked through them.
I think it could be time to clean my locker already.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I made allot of adjustments to my diet and exercise program and i finally dropped 4 pounds..woo hoo.
I am having trouble uploading my Podcast. I don't know if it is my computer or my Pod bean account. I will keep working on it.
I need to update more oftern here this year. We will see how it goes.
Oh Half Iron Man training offically starts on Jan 30th 2010. But i am doing serious base training untill then.