Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Metalachi - Something completly Un-TRI related

WARNING 1: This is what happens when you over train for an Ironman...

WARNING 2: Some language in the videos and Metalaci link may not be work safe.

OK, I admit I'm a huge 80's rock/metal fan!!  While watching my normal Dio, Queensryche, Metallica, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, etc YouTube videos I somehow came across something completely new.  It is a band called Metalachi.  The world's first (and only) heavy metal mariachi band. 

These guys ROCK!!  Just image if you threw  "The Three Amigos", Kiss, Motley Crue and Gun N Roses and a few Christmas light covered sombreros in a blender, the result would be Metalachi.  These guys have played at some big name bars (Whiskey A Go Go and the Roxy, etc).  They have a unique "talent."

Below is Metalachi's cover of Master of Puppets, Nothing Else Matters and Winds of Change.  AWESOME!! RADICAL!!

We're Not Going To Take It...
Dio Rainbow in the Dark Cover...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Catch Up

Sorry for the lack of updates for the two of you who read my blog.  :-) 

I've been slammed with Ironman FL training.  This weekend was 77 miles on the bike and 13 miles running.  The 13 miles running was followed by seven hours of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with my family.  I consider that a brick!

Less than 89 days till my Ironman Florida.  This will be my first Ironman full distance event.

Bonnie and I are famous.  We are spotted several time on Ironman's 2013 Appreciation video


Thursday, July 3, 2014

RooSport Winners Announced


And the winners are...

Roo Sports will be sending you a free RooSport 1.0 Pocket.  What I need you to do is email me your address.  My email address located here

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Win a FREE RooSport 1.0 Pocket


Who does not LOVE free stuff!!  RooSports has provided me with TWO RooSport 1.0 Pockets to give away for FREE!!  Two lucky winners will win one a RooSport pocket.

If you are interested here's how to enter.    You can enter multiple times by completing several of the following.
1) Go to RooSport on Facebook and "Like" them.  The link is here.
2) Become a follower of my blog.
3) Comment on this post and let me know how you plan on using your new RooSport Pocket.
4) Mention this giveaway on your blog and link back to this page. (Let me know you blog name so I can check it out)

In your comments please let me know which tasks you have complete. 
 I will announce the winner on the morning of July 3th.

You can read my review of the RooSport pocket here: http://halftriing.blogspot.com/2014/06/roosport-20-wallet-kickstarter.html

The RooSport 2.0 is currently on Kickstarter.  They have already reached half of their Kickstarter goal in less than 12 hours! They are #1 on ALL of Kickstarter in the "Fashion" category and have broken into the Top 25 in the entire world for most "Popular" Kickstarter projects!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RooSport 2.0 Wallet - KickStarter

I have the RooSport 1.0  and love it for small runs during lunch time where I have to carry my security badge, my locker key, cash, 1-2 gels, credit card, etc..  It's nice, small and comfortable to carry.  I have used it twice a week for almost 2 years now and have been happy with it.

For me, it's a little to small for anything more than a training run.  I would not want to carry more than about 2 gels in it (but maybe that will change now that it is becoming larger).  I also could not see putting my cell phone into it due to the weight and discomfort (but maybe others do not notice).

The magnets are super strong and I have not had any issues with them.  The material is  nylon and very comfortable.  No chaffing or discomfort. 

It is not waterproof (but none of my belts are).  I always recommend putting all your moisture sensitive items in a zip top bag.

This would be a good product to use while traveling to carry/conceal your valuables and passport.  It would also be good for those days where you only need to carry a few items around instead of carrying your whole purse or wallet.

I am excited to see the new/upgraded version being offered on Kickstarter.  Go check it out here.

RooSports FAQ will answer most of your questions.
RooSports Website
Kickstarter Link

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Running Zombies?! What next?!

Stockton Man Says He Was ‘Zombie’ After Swimming In Stanislaus County Reservoir
(See news report about)

Oh, just freaking awesome!!  Like amoebas, sharks, snakes, cars, summer heat, etc. is not enough to worry about while Ironman training.  Now I have to worry about becoming a Zombie!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shawn's Anomaly Is Needing Help

Shawn’s Anomaly ( http://www.shawnsanomaly.org) is a looking for athletes to volunteer to help spread awareness about children born with birth defects and physical abnormalities.

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Others, Providing Education) flag was created to honor and inspire families affected by congenital birth defects. It is covered with the names of children that are affected or have lost their life to congenital birth defects. Over the past few years, the flag has been carried for many marathons and Ironman triathlons. We can't walk hand in hand with all of the kids across the finish line, but their names can cross with us.

Our goal is to have the H.O.P.E. Flag carried for every marathon mile of every US Ironman in 2014. We are looking for athletes to help this challenge become a reality.

Shawn’s Anomaly is the only non-profit dedicated to the mission of providing education, hope, and help to families affected by congenital anomalies

Sadly, birth defects are often overlooked by society unless it hits you close to home. Shawn, was born with several birth defects including one that affects 1 in 35,000,000 children. The feelings of hopelessness and the unknown that his parents (Matthew & Rachel Murphy) felt should never be felt by any parent. They decided to do whatever it took to prevent another family from going through what they did again alone.

We are looking for 2014 Ironman participates to carry the flag during the run portion of the Ironman. We are going to document the athlete's stories and training while pairing them up with a family affected by congenital anomalies The plan to tell each family's story and invite them to be there when the athletes finishes with the flag to catch their reaction. Once we collect all the athlete and family stories, we will then put them in an online documentary series called the Stories of H.O.P.E.

For additional information please contact: ShawnsIronman@gmail.com

Information about the H.O.P.E.: Flag Challenge: http://www.hopeflagchallenge.com

Information Shawn’s Anomaly: http://www.shawnanomaly.org

Information about the hope flag: http://www.shawnsironman.com/p/hope-flag.html