Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ironman FL 140.6 Bound

Ironman FL 140.6 Bound
For all one of my readers here is an update.
I'm Ironman Bound this Saturday!!  This will be my first Ironman.  I was planning to finish around 12-13 hours but things have changed.  I have a medical issue pop-up on Thursday of last week that will need to be operated on when I get back.  I was able to get clearance from the surgeon to do the race but I have to take it easy and if something goes bad I must quit. So know my goal is to finish before the cutoff and healthy.
The weather looks pretty good (see below).  Maybe a little cold and windy.
I have not been on the bike or running since the medical issue.  I am a little scared but we will have to play it by ear during the race. 

Temp starts out at 51F and end around 56F.  A little chilly.
Wind kind of sucks.  Basically 10-17 mph all day.
0% chance of ran is nice

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ironman FL 140.6 IN 11 DAYS

The countdown is on!!  Only 11 days till my Ironman FL race! 
Sorry for the lack of updates.  SO MUCH is going on with me right now.  I have a huge deadline at work.  I'm starting a new company. I'm training for Ironman FL.  I just got done helping coach the local Special Olympics swim team. And being on the board of directors for my Rotary club.  Most work days start at 5 AM and don't stop till its time for bed at 9:30 pm - 11 pm.  I'm so BURNT.  I've never wanted to clean the house and work on the lawn so much in my life.  I never thought I would see the day where I looked forward to doing the dishes. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chattanooga Ironman - Tacks, Oil, Dead Bodies?!

Chattanooga Ironman - Tacks, Oil, Dead Bodies?!

Strange things happened at the inaugural Chattanooga Ironman...tacks, oil and a dead body in the water.

"Gallons of shiny silver oil dumped in the riders' path on narrow, two-lane West Cove Road in Chickamauga, Ga"

"Tacks also were scattered at various points on the bike course, causing numerous flats."  This caused nearly 30 flats.

 "Midway through the swim, a voice crackled on the radio: "Water Ops, we have a body in the water on the north side of the river."

Misunderstanding the nature of the call, the dispatcher responded, "You mean a noncompetitive swimmer in the water?" 

"Negative," the rescue vessel responded. "We have an actual body. It is not a competitor. We repeat, it is NOT a competitor. It is a DOA."

Everyone within earshot of a radio shook their heads in disbelief as the swimmers, unaware of what had been discovered across the river, swam on.

Pretty Good Rant About The Oil and Tack Idiot(s)... I would have been much less debonair if I would have written the article. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/30/iron-tacks-and-liz-baker/

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