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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday’s Words - Simplifying

"Simplifying isn't meant to leave your life empty, it's meant to leave space in your life for what you really want to do. Know what those things are before you start."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


  Chris Akrigg explains cyclocross then does a few hundred things on a cross bike that I'd not even dream to attempt.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Charity Events

I'm done…  really
I mean I love to exercise…  run…  ride bikes
And I have a great appreciation and a heart full of love for charity.
And I give.
As I sit here staring at the registration page for The Katie Ride for Life (a great story and organization BTW) and add up the money required to participate…  I have come to the conclusion…
I just can't do it anymore…  I mean my non endurance athlete friends can barely stand to hear me talk about my hobbies…  and while they might give me money to shut up…  I can't ask them to give money for me to go out and do what I was going to be doing anyway (riding my bike/running)
I am heartless you might say…  well let's just say that I have put my money where my mouth is for the past few years…  almost all of the charity events that we have done we have donated the minimum amount out of our pockets along with paying the entry fee…
But I can't even do that anymore…
My hat/helmet is off for all of those who do…  and I might even kick in a few bucks for their cause
Live, laugh, run, play exercise, give, compete, give, love, enjoy
Just maybe not all at the same time.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nocatee TT series #1

In pursuit of one of my goals this year (the 2014 state TT championships) I found this race series 
I convinced Judi to come along and race as well.
Last night was the first race…  my 3rd stand-alone TT.  I might as well own up to the fact that I missed a turn and went off course during my 2nd ITT back in 2009.
Windy night in Nocatee…  but other than that quite lovely with temps in the mid-70s
I forgot to start my watch… but got things going a minute or so in…
Here is the picture that paints 1000 words

Overall I'm happy with my effort…  163 average HR is normally about where my redline is.  That wind was tricky.
Next week I'll bring some aero gear (Wheel, helmet) And give it another go.