Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Win Signed Lance Armstrong Jersey

This is totally counterintuitive, but since I can count the number of people who read this on my fingers I'm not missing out on much. Click here and enter to win a bicycle jersey signed by Lance Armstrong.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hitting the gym

I've been away from the blogosphere for a while. I've also taken a break from training. My head and body needed a break. That and I continue to have terrible luck with my bike.

Today I hit the gym. It's part of my plan to build strength to prevent injury and improve performance.

Today I did bicep curls (3x12 @ 40lbs) and tricep work (3x12 @ 50). I also got in some oblique work. After all of that I got on the treadmill for 12 minutes. It was short, but the first run since just after the triathlon in May. It was huge because I didn't feel any of the tendon pain that I had been experiencing for quite a while.

My plan for the next two weeks:
Monday - Arms
Tuesday - Legs
Wednesday - Chest and back
Thursday - Legs
Friday - Shoulders

I plan to do some ab work each day to build up my core. I also hope to run at the very least on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At first only 12-20 minutes.

Back tomorrow with more reports.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


'nuff said

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I've never met Elden and his family, but I have come to respect and admire them all over the last year that I have been following his blog.

Elden's wife Susan has fought cancer and fought hard for a long time. Elden's ability to voice what has been happening and make the fight real and personal has brought this fight to the world, probably more than any one else I know.

Both my mother and grandmother fought breast cancer and overcame. They were lucky and very blessed. There are many more who fight just as hard, but this disease is nasty and unrelenting.

Elden, instead of turning inward, turned outward and brought in hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people into his army. Teaming with Livestrong he and his followers have raised over $500,000. I have a feeling that it is only beginning.

Tonight Susan passed on. As Elden put it "Don't say she lost." Instead, "Fight LIKE Susan."

Please help Elden in his quest to rid the world of cancer. Help him HATE cancer if you will. Donate money on his Livestrong page. Help him help others.