Friday, July 31, 2009

More fun in the sun!

So... Last few days have been good:

-25 miles on the bike.
-1 mile in the pool.
-9 miles today running in the sun, NO PAIN in my achilles.

I also have arranged a "rivalry ride" for this weekend. Revenge of Dirty Thirty vs. All the Time Bad Ass Man Power! 50 miles on the Cedar River this Sunday morning... Not really a rivalry ride, but I will have Deuce and Chan along for the ride, and in riding, the more the merrier!

Weather continues to be great up here, so getting in as much time during the heat of the day as possible.... I don't get to train in the heat often, so taking as much advantage as possible!

Also, a note to the jerk in the Ferarri who shot me a dirty look in the cross walk today:

Your $200,000 silver Ferarri is not as cool as my $8000 silver Jeep, so drop the attitude. Also, my wife is hotter than your wife.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

90 degrees!!! Awesome!!!

So, back at it today, and I decided to test my fitness a little bit... It was another 92 degree day in Seattle, and NO ONE has air conditioning. I admit it gets a bit uncomfortable at times, but I honestly love that it feels like summer. We just don't get HOT up here that often, so I am enjoying it.

But enjoy it or not, running in 92 degree weather is hard. So I strapped on my shoes, drank a 64 oz. slurpee (thank you smokin hot wife), and went out to see what I could do at 23opm at the height of the day's sun.

Result? 5.4 miles, 48 minutes, and I felt pretty good.

It is going to continue being hot, so we'll see how a swim/bike workout goes tomorrow!

For now, I am going to sleep on an air mattress in my front yard! It got so hot up here that it is much more comfortable to sleep outdoors than in, so we put up the tent, moved the babie's crib in to the yard, and we are all set to be the most comfortable family in town!

Monday, July 27, 2009

A quick break...

Got some family in town, and have been here for the weekend, so I took a break for about 5 days. I think it was well timed, as I am struggling with some pain in my achilles, and that is a new one for me... Not really injury prone, in general, and this doesn't appear serious. It hurt to walk up and down stairs after runs, particularly after my harder/faster runs.

So, a few days off, and a bit of rest for the legs. Along with a few beers and ice cream and bratwurst. I can feel my time for Lake Stevens getting slower, and slower and slower...

Good thing we do this for fun!

In other news, we have a "friendly" competition on the horizon, and another race to add to the calendar! There is an olympic distance race in Bonney Lake Labor Day weekend, and we have 3 gals, and 3 dudes doing a relay! I will swim, Deuce will bike, and Mike will run. For the ladies, My wife will swim, Chantel will bike, and Stacy will run.

It is the "Revenge of Dirty Thirty" versus "Badass All the Time Man Power" (title courtesy of Deuce). Should be fun!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


So, I was orbiting grandly in the gravitational pull of the couch this evening (been watching some science channel from there, too), when my smokin hot wife asked me a question.

"So, are you going to keep your blog?"

I love you sweetie.

YES, I am keeping the blog! And, despite the 3 weeks I took off after IM CDA, I have been doing some training to ensure I am prepared for Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. Swimming, biking (enjoyable outdoors, I have found), and some running. I actually ran my fastest 10k of my life 2 days ago, in 50 minutes 20 seconds. AmI going pro? No.

But, I decided I was missing the blog-o-sphere, and thought I better let you all know (okay, both of us) know I am still at it, fighting the good fight.