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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

St. Anthony's Triathlon and Half Ironman Training

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I am so excited for St. Anthony's this weekend. I am a little concerned because my foot still is only about 80% but I'll do my best and enjoy the atmosphere this weekend at St. Anthony's on Sunday. I had a decent swim last night and good spin class this morning. I will probably do a short (very short and easy) swim, bike, run brick on Thursday with a small group of people. The run will be very easy and short just so I get the feeling of what I am in for on Sunday.

It's been a crazy couple weeks with really cutting back on the run to let my foot heal and lots of crazy work stuff. Tonight I have a soccer game for my 6 year olds soccer team. This is my first year coaching and it's pretty fun. The kids are actually getting better and learning the team concept. I knew nothing about soccer before this but I know teamwork and fitness so it was not that hard (and the fact that they are only 6 and have no real expectations didn't hurt). I'll update before the race and of course a race report next week. Wish me luck and god luck to everyone else who will be racing this weekend.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

At The Gas Pump

I was at the gas pump this morning and a car pulled up next to me. A woman, not too bad looking, jumped out and approached me. I was wondering where this was going, and then I saw the pamphlets in her hand. Now, I am very open to evryone's beliefs and they have no effect on me so to each his (or her) own. She started to tellme how I could live a better life and have more time for my family and how her reading materials could help me. I was very polite and accepted the materials. I just watched the car she was riding in leave the parking lot.

I wondered what made them stop to talk to me. Maybe because I was on my way to work and was dressed up a bit, they just assumed that I needed their help with living a better life and making time for family. If nothing else, it made me think about things for a few minutes. Then I got right back to the important stuff, you know,the day ahead at work, the evening workout, then tomorrow's 5 a.m. workout, and then the afternoon workout. Saturday morning's long run before I coach my 6 year olds soccer game and make plans with the wife and kids for the rest of the weekend. Then I thought, see they don't know what they're talking about, there is plenty of time for my family. Anyway, I have to go it's time to train before going home to help put the kids bed. Another wonderful day. St. Anthony's next weekend!!