When the going gets tough…..

the tough resort to ice cream……OK not really and I don’t think we have any ice cream in the house anyway. Obviously the answer to that is that the tough get going and that is what I’m doing.  I’m going, going, going.  I don’t have time to waste or sulk about what coulda, shoulda, woulda […]

1hr30m ride from Flower Mound to Grapevine and Back

Untitled by jbaha14 at Garmin Connect – Details The above link is to a ride that I did with Robert on Wednesday July 21st. It was a great ride b/c it was the first time that Robert and I were actually able to get out on the open road without having to stop and start […]

Awesome Day Today

Had a very productive day today.  I haven’t posted in some time so there is a lot to catch up on. As you know I was laid off on Friday but I am not letting that stop me from moving forward in life. On Friday I made some calls and emails to begin working my […]

Definition of an Ironman

What is the definition of an Ironman? When I first started training I thought of an Ironman as somebody who could do something that others would not dream of doing.  Something that puts the body through such rigors as to force one to contemplate the thought of ‘why am I really doing this?’  This is […]

Looking forward to recovery day

I have been training for about 2 1/2 months now and I have never been so happy to have a recovery day as I am about tomorrow. This past week has been stressful with the dogs and work and throw in tough training and the recovery day is timed perfectly. I remember when I looked […]

Feeling a tad tired

This morning I was tired.  The alarm went off at 4am and I turned it off and woke up around 4:30a.  I got a text message from Robert that he was not joining me and in that instant I almost went back to bed but I knew today was a session that would push me.  […]

Long Ride This Morning

Last night I had a feeling that I would get rained out of the long ride I was scheduled for today.  When I woke up there was some sprinkling and my excitement sunk a bit, but figured I would make the best of it.  I not only packed all my riding gear, I also packed […]

Keeping Inspired

Last night I got an email from Coach that she had been asked to help a 67 year old blind woman complete a triathlon, and in all places…..New York City.  I get so inspired by Coach when I hear about her accomplishments in terms of racing, but this email truly did inspire me. It made […]

I’m Back…..

…..from Vacation.  Karen and I went to Cozumel for the 4th of July Weekend and then some.  We spent 5 days down there and had a blast.  We even managed to get some training in which helped keep the 10 lbs I gained to only 10 lbs and not more. For 4 straight days I […]

Back to Climbing the Mountain

What does that mean you might ask yourself. Well what it means is that my morning swim yesterday was horrendous.  It was not that I didn’t do the swim, it is that it was much harder then it should have been.  I felt like I was struggling throughout the entire swim.  I could never get […]