Wednesday, August 27, 2008


So I was going to post my weekly weight update this evening but the following happened:

-The file I needed did come through on email

-Had to pack the car and load up the bike since I am leaving to go over to Boston for the weekend. (supposed to go biking at Cape Cod)

-Had to put together a ass kicking Spin list for tomorrow morning...long story...maybe this weekend.

ok off to bed

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back At It

So vacation is over now its time to get back into the routine that is my life

My internal clock is still *#^&^!%'ed ...I fell asleep about 3:30 am and got up at 9:30am this morning. After stopping at the gym I went into work till I had to leave for an appointment at 4pm

Even though I was tired I went and did the 5:30pm Spin was so nice to be back on a decent Spin bike. I didn't make it to my class this morning but they were aware that I might not be there since I was getting in from vacation.

So yeah it's back to my rut...I mean routine. Fall classes at the Y start after Labor Day and being an instructor I have a preliminary schedule so I am going to sit down and plan out my exercise classes.

Well I am going to hit the 5:30am class tomorrow so it's off to bed with me...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I Need Your Help

"I swear that I will never lie to you again because now I see the destructive power of a lie they're stronger than truth... cause I'm a liar, yeah I'm a liar I'll rip your mind out, I'll turn you into me I'll turn you into me cause I'm a liar, a liar liar, liar, liar, liar"
Henry Rollins: Liar

So I thought I wouldn't post here while I was on vacation but I had to get this out before the end of the week.

I am considering changing the name of my blog and I need some help... I think recently my Attention Deficit Disorder has kicked in and I need to shake up things up. After my last race I am going to be changing the name of my blog because I am kicking around the idea of starting a podcast to go along with the blog and I want a more catchy name....but I need your help.

So what you need to do is go to the blog site and vote in the poll I have placed on the right side panel.
The choices are for Round 1 are:
  • Lost In Transition
  • Neoprene Dreams
  • Threesome Anyone?
  • Swim, Bike, Run, Rinse...Repeat
  • I Don't Date, I Train
  • iTRI: Season 2.0
  • Stories From the Back of the Pack
  • Me Tri, Therefore I Is
  • No Change from Current title
  • Write in your Own suggestion (leave as a comment and might appear in Round 2)
Round 1 voting is until Sept. 1 then Round 2 will begin based on how round 1 goes.

I now return you back to my other soon to be renamed blog for my exciting vacation coverage

Thursday, August 14, 2008

On Vacation

So I probably won't be posting here while I am out in California unless something very exciting happens Triathlon training related (although the Olympic competition is this weekend).

By the time you read this I should be in California, sitting in the Chicago airport still, or stranded somewhere in the Rockies wondering how long until I have to resort to cannibalism because the plane has crashed. If we have to make a water landing I hope I have enough time to grab my wetsuit out of my carry-on and get it on w/o Body Glide

Anyway I hope to be able to upload pictures and stuff to my other blog (soon to be renamed)

So I got to run and finish packing then try and get some sleep my flight is @ 5:30am

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weekly Updates

So it was that time of the week this morning for my always epic confrontation with the scales. Going in I was worried since I was over at a friends this past weekend and strayed off the routine, but I did well considering…

Besides nearly killing myself at the gym I have been focusing on watching my food intake. I like to use Gatorade during Spin Classes so I have been using the G2 which is the lower calorie kind. I think I am going to be switching over to PowerAde Zero which has more flavors and no calories and doesn’t taste like it has been watered down. I have also quit stopping at Starbucks after teaching Spin for my venti Nonfat Hot's been tough.

My goal is to be at 215 lbs by the Nantasket race. I can’t go under 200 lbs (which I don’t think I can do in a month anyway) because I am registered in the Clydesdale division. If I can reach this weight, than I will be at least 20 lbs lighter than I was when I did my first race back in July. I have put the chart back up and the pictures below on the wall of my cubicle at work so that when I get tempted to eat or cheat on the diet I will remember:

Yeah scary ain’t it…print it off if you have rats you want to get rid of.

So here is the updated of the schedule for the next month leading up to my races:

15th – 24th : In California
28th – September 1st : Boston

4th – 6th : In Pennsylvania
11th – 14th : In Cleveland
19th – 21st : In Boston for Nanatasket Triathlon
27th – 28th : In Dartmouth, MA for Buzzard’s Bay Triathlon

'Well it's that time again where I go to bed ... 5:30 am Spinning in the morning.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Nothing much to report on training wise today...

I had a few appointments after work so I had to miss the gym and the Crystal Lake simulator this evening. I was going to ride he bike this evening but my knee has been hurting again and I am rationing my patches since my insurance is run by a bunch of pinko commies and won't cover them...

So I am sitting here at home in the dark...trying to motivate myself to start packing. I am surfing the internet looking at triathlon shirts. T-shirts are the extra bonus of doing a race. I was think about designing one to commemorate Season 1 but I have no artistic talent. I am so bad I can't even draw a stick figure...
Apparently they look something like this according to a Google search:
Now I have been here for the past hour and this is the best I can come up with(even using MS paint):
Poor guy looks like he is in pain....

Anyway here are my Top 5 favorite designs:
So it looks like all the good ideas are taken...I might need professional help
Well I have wasted enough of your time hopefully so I better get packing since I have to teach in the morning.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Not That Anyone Cares....

but I am trying to decide how to get my wetsuit out to California so I hopefully get in an ocean swim or two while I am out there on vacation.

Now normal people would probably take it easy if they were on vacation...not me.

I have already located a YMCA which is about 2 mies from my relatives house and have already called and got the Spin schedule...which means I will be packing my bike shoes along with my swim gear.

I was going to ship everything out there in the mail but that would mean I would have to teach my Wednesday class w/o my shoes which is not going to happen plus if I mailed it I would have to insure the thing since I paid a pretty penny for both my bike shoes and wetsuit.

I think I am just going to take the wetsuit in my carry on and pack the rest of my gear in my checked luggage.

I guess everyone can sleep easier now....

This morning's Interval Spin workout playlist:

Well got to get ready and head to bed...4:30 am comes early