Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Time stands still for no man or woman.

It's been awhile to say the least, but the storm tonight knocked out the power so I've got some time.
Where to start, July is passing like a summer storm, just as it arrives its almost over. I've been in a little funk lately, I ended June and stretched into July with a vacation home to see my family and friends and spent two weeks having fun at the beach. I got to see a lot of old friends and some young ones, we broke bread and drank wine with many. My how time goes by, the kids all got bigger and smarter, wish I could stop time. My life is so good I don't want anything to change, my wife kids are wonderful and I can't imagine it any other way.
Sorry about the rambling. So I left the wife and kids at my in-laws for an extra two week of vacation and I've missed them dearly, what can I say underneath my rough exterior I'm just dad that misses his family. I pick them up at the airport tomorrow and I can't wait, 14 days is a long time without them.
My training has been a little poor after 70.3 Florida, I've been feeling a little burnt and my Thyroid has me up and down daily. The weekend I got back from vacation was the Chattanooga Waterfront triathlon, I had been looking forward to the race for weeks, but on race morning it was raining and the forecast was calling for rain all day so I pulled the plug on the race and just watched, in retrospect I wish I raced it, its been haunting me for two weeks. I wrote it off to two weeks of beer and BBQ and the fact that I didn't get many good training days in while on vacation, that coupled with the fact that I haven't been feeling too good. Deep down inside I know some of what I was feeling was race day jitters and they got the best of me. Not racing was bad, the event looked like a blast even with the rain and I know I'll be doing this race next year.
So enough crying in my beer, I'm still getting some key workouts in. The weekend was great, Saturday I got in a good swim and then rode 30 miles, Sunday was a 60 minute run, all my weekend workouts were unplugged, just enjoying the time. I'm feeling fresh and I know when I see the wife and kids tomorrow all will be as it should.

So if any of you know of a good race comming up let me know.

Ok, be good to each other and enjoy the ride.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Home Sweet Home:

After a wonderful vacation I am home and it feels good to be back. I missed my bike and my bed, although I was able to borrow a bed and a bike while I was traveling, there's nothing like your own.

I got home last night at about 1:00 am after a 4 hour delay because of the rain in Atlanta, I know it doesn't rain for a year and then the day I need to fly the sky opens up and backs up the airport. I had to drag my butt out of bed this morning for an all day off-site meeting, ouch.

Tomorrow is Friday and I'm going to get a swim in at lunch and then on the way home I need to stop off for a few tubes and some air and then get me transition kit packed up.

I haven't had to time to post much but I'll post something good soon, I'm still unwinding (code for recovering) from my vacation and I got a few bloggers I've got to check up on. I haven't been able to check on you peeps for awhile and I know you guys are kicking some butt and I miss reading your works, so I catch up with you guys tomorrow.

Le Tour is in full swing and I'm catching up on all the news now on VS, so it's stage six today.

I got the Chattanooga Olympic this Sunday so I got to get me mind wrapped around the race, I haven't been thinking about it too much and it's so close I get to get focused.


Be good to each other,




Monday, July 7, 2008


Mondays are sweet when your on vacation.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Fireworks from the Plymouth waterfront.