Wednesday, January 17, 2007

why i love nebraska!

The above pic is from Saturday where temps were in the single digits and high winds. I did a tempo run, and thought that it was pretty significant, so I took pic's of myself. Little did I know that I was going to be one-upped by myself the following day.

These two pictures are from my long run on Sunday. 16 miles, just under 2 hours, below zero temps, snow, wind, and oh yes: a 2 inch icicle(sp?) hanging from my beard. It is not fake folks. In fact, It was so frozen to my beard that I couldn't get it off for ten minutes or so after the run.

Anyways, This is just one of the reasons that Nebraska is the best state in the union.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

one more for today!

Two blogs in one day? Who would have thought. These two are so short they are more like bloggettes or bloggellas, pick your poison. Well I have decided when my first race of the season is going to be: Thailand. I am doing an ITU race in the Mukhadan Province in eastern Thailand. The cool part is that my sister is living over there for several years, so I will get to spend some time with her before the race. Hopefully it will be a great start to 2007.

Well I have to stop bogging and start training if I want to have any kind of fitness by late March.

Cheers again,

its always the weather...

I was in Seattle, and it rained, snowed and was freezing cold. I went to Fort Worth, and it rained and rained. Now that I am back in Nebraska, we had two nice days, and now it is venturing into single digits and expected snow. The kicker is, all the places have been nice either right before or after my being there. Oh well, time to bundle up a get it done....


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

happppppy new year!!

Well, I am still in Funky Fresh town (Fort Worth for all you non-locals). Things have been going well. I have been able to see many of my old friends, and even sneak in a training session or two. Actually, the weather in Fort Worth has been cold and rainy. It has been good, though, to spend time with my family and friends. I really enjoy riding and hanging out with James and the gang at Fort Worth Cycling and Fitness. They have been a bid help to me over the years and it is always fun to come back and hammer the old groupd rides.

Only a few more days before it is back to Lincoln, the sub-arctic temps, and of course escuela. I am not excited about starting school again, but it is my last semester, and hopefully it will add some structure to my life. No more sleeoing in or staying up late.....back to the life of a monk.