“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”Ralph Waldo Emerson



Monday, August 17, 2015

The Weekend That Was...

The weekend was Kornfest in my hometown. That's right corn with a K. How redneck is that? Actually I love it there! Every year we try and do the run. It offers a 2 mile or a 10k. The Queen has been banged up and opted for the 2 mile and I did the 10k. The weather was horrible for a run. Hot, humid and sunny. The course is an out and back with no shade. Oh well, suck it up and make the best of it!


The Queen on her way to winning her division!


And Batman! Always be Batman!
Ready for some Korn with a K, haha
Giddie Up!

Pre-Race


 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A little info on the King.

What is your dream job? 
Gotta be the Pool Dad. You know the one. Sits in his chair and drinks soda and eats hot dogs and yells at kids all day. His kids, your kids, any kid. But never, never under any circumstance will get out of his chair. NEVER!





Vacation at the beach or the city? 

Gotta be neither. I love the mountains!



What is your favorite food? 

Favorite food is fresh fish. I love it!



Red or white wine? 

None! I'm a Mormon! Did you slam the door in my face?


What is on the top of your bucket list? 

All I want is one ride! I'd puke and be so sick but would love every minute of it!

Morning person or night owl? 

Night Owl. I hate mornings! I hate morning runs! I'm going to love the Vegas run at night!



If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be? 

Alaska! I want to visit so bad. Never been there but it looks amazing!

Favorite race and why?

Disney Marathon! It's a non stop party atmosphere! If only it started at night.
 
Favorite TV show? 

Biggest Looser. I love to watch people get inspired to be healthy. I try and overlook all the bad about the show and hope that it inspires others to get off the couch!


How do you relax?

Disc golf! I love my hippie friends. I loved to play Frisbee in the 70's and 80's. I love a great walk in nature! It's free or next to free! Anyone can play! Win Win for everyone! 



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Oh deer!

It was seven years ago today. I was training for Ironman Wisconsin and was one looking forward to my last big weekend of training and then on to the taper. I was out for a short training ride that was to be followed by a short run.

I'm descending down a big climb at 40 miles per hour and then: OH DEER! Smack! We both end up laying on the road. I look up and the deer is looking at me with WTF look on it's face. It get's up and wonders slowly off in to the woods as I lay in the road and do a self analysis of my injuries. Well so far so good, everything is moving like it should. I was pretty lucky! Other than a broken bone in my foot I escaped with only loosing a lot of skin. My elbow looks the worst. Skin hanging off everywhere. My bike doesn't look so good. The top tube and down tube where shattered on impact. I'll never forget the sound of the tubes breaking. Sounded like rifle shots!

Off to the doctor to get stitched up, cleaned up and drugged. The next day I had bruises everywhere! The most painful part was giving up Ironman Wisconsin. I had trained since the first of the year so hard for this race. But I guess all in all I was a lucky guy. Or you could say unlucky as I managed to time my descent just right to hit the deer.

Everyone always asks how the deer ended up. I really don't know. It did manage to walk off on it's own power and I heard it crashing around a little in the woods. I went back and looked the next week and could not find it so I assume it made it okay.


Monday, August 10, 2015

The Weekend that was....

I am Batman!

Did a repeat ride of last weekend because it was so much fun. We rode 44 miles on the bike trail. Pumping the fattie for 44 miles is a lot of work! Even on the flats. The thing weighs a ton. My wife rides a cross bike and I ride the fattie so it evens out that we ride the same speed and both get a good workout. I'm such a stud...Haha I actually used to do a ton cycling years ago and then evolved to triathlon and now just kind of do what ever. I think I like this the best. I still want to do an Ironman but am not willing to commit the time to do it. Summer is short is Wisconsin and there are always other things to do besides train all summer. Maybe someday.....

Last week:  Run-16.36 Miles/2:36    Bike-90.90 Miles/6:54   Total Time- 9:30

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Funny

When people are flying into Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, a moment of panic inevitably sets in when they look down and see the sign painted on a roof that reads, “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND” in large six-foot letters.
The sign has been on Mark Gubin’s building for more than 27-years and is in the direct flight path of the airport. Yet even to this day, many people are upset when the fly in because they think they’re on the wrong flight!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Three Things Thursday

1. My grandkids are going to be out of town this weekend :-( I love hanging out with them and I'll miss them even if it is for only one weekend!
 



2. I love this bike! No, it's not mine but I have my eye on it. My fat tire race is only a few weeks out and it would be a great ride for the race. I'm signed up to ride my fat bike and it will be a killer on that bike. It's so heavy, the hills are so long and steep and I'm getting older.
 
3. My daughter is on her way to the Dominican Republic for a week on the beach. Her brother-in law served a two year mission there for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and knows his way around the island and all the hot spots. I worry about her being there but I guess that's what dad's do. She lives in Idaho near the Teton mountains and is in her last semester of school at BYU-Idaho. She will be a high school history teacher next year in Idaho Falls. It's a great place to visit!