Ironman Japan 70.3- “Our eldest athlete Hiromu Inada, just crossed the line. His words to me: “I am too late”. My answer: “You have , 40 minutes you nailed it”. See you in Kona Hiromu and watch out Lew Hollander, a speedy Japanese gentleman is now in your age group!” I looked him up and he is 80 years old. That is my idol Hiromu you are my hero
Great Ride in the heat yesterday followed by and encore ride this morning before work which was filled with monster hills up and down. This is my favorite time of year in phoenix where it is nice and cool in the am and hot in the afternoon. I had the pleasure of seeing a tortoise.
I am finally down below 170lbs. It has been a little challenge eating healthy and being on the road 4 days a week but I bring 4-5 meals with me as well as healthy snacks. I am defiantly going to be cruise ready. My goal is 165 or less before the cruise which is at the end of may. Time to enjoy a cup of Japanese green tea and get ready for work.
This morning started with some nerve-racking but fun mountain biking. All was well until I got 2 flats in the first run. Then I was nervous that I was going to make the group wait. Everything in my body was shaking. Not from fear I have done Geronimo a few time and I am getting better and better. It was holding the group up that was screwing with my mind. Lucky for me I had 2 tubes. When I got to the bottom they had not even been waiting long because they were waiting for someone else. The next ride was national to 32nd street. I guess it’s not an official trail but it was great. Steep as shit but not very technical. I decides to call it because my front side wall was in bad shape and I didn’t want to pinch the tube.
After deciding I needed more of a workout I bought a speed stack and went to 24 hour Fitness.
Now I am dead and at the pool working on my tan and practicing relaxing. Erin says I can not relax it be quiet. I’ll have you know I have not opened my mouth for an hour!
Oh and I have to leave you with this, WTF
She will never get laid!
I was up bright and early to get a workout in before a day of fun, I mean work, umm, well what ever you want to call it. I am overnighting in San Luis Obispo, CA. After and awesome breakfast that consisted of an omelet, red skin potatoes, a grapefruit, and strawberries and cream my Captain and I took the cruisers out for a spin.
On Sunday I agreed to participate in the Optimism Run for Parkinson’s Disease 5K that my wife helped create. I was joined by my friend Natalie who really ought to have a running blog because she is obsessed.
I placed 1st in my age group and 24th overall with a time of 20:48! NICE! This was 2:30 faster than my goal.
Later I had to make dinner for myself because Erin was working. I made the best fish sandwich I have ever had. I grilled Snapper and some onions and pablano chilies, and put fresh tomatoes on top. I also grilled up some asparagus to go with it. It was amazing.
I think that a big part of eating healthy is learning to cook. Erin has turned into a great chef and it has defiantly changed how much we go out and helped me getting into better shape.
I have found that most people have no idea how to eat healthy. The first problem is that most people don’t cook. It is extremely hard for you to eat healthy and eat out for almost all meals. The second problem is that people eat so much candy and artificial food that they do not enjoy the flavors of real food.
It does not take long for your taste to change after you stop eating artificial foods. Real food can be full of flavor. Healthy food can be filling and delicious but you have to take time to plan out and cook meals.
Your health effects yourself, your marriage, your family, and you country. If you think it’s ok to put on weight when you get married look at the divorce rate. You have an obligation to your spouse to stay in shape and attractive and this goes for the men too!
The picture above says it all. Make time now or suffer the consequences later. Take the time to educate yourself on healthy eating and fitness. Find a hobby that is active such as biking, tennis, hiking, etc. Get magazines such as Natural Health, Men’s Health, or Fitness RX. Go to a Naturopathic Doctor who will be able to help you get started. Lastly, get a personal trainer. Be careful here. Look for someone that is certified through: ACSM, NASM, or has a degree in exercise physiology. You have to work hard and in the beginning it is going to hurt. Man up and suck it up. After about 3-4 weeks you are going to be feeling better and enjoying the burn. I want to you to send me some before pics now and let me know your goals. You can do it! If you have questions comment or email me.
Well it’s my first day back to work in a week and my first 4 day trip in like 2 and a half months. I have to show at 8:10 am but I wanted to get a workout in before work. I set my alarm for 4am and only pressed snooze 1 time. Since I got my new mountain bike I have been neglecting to gym and boy did I feel that.
I did a full body workout which kills me. I like split routines but generally don’t lift enough to do them. I got a long day ahead of me but feeling good now that I started my day off right.
I have been working on a new concept for cycling shorts that will drastically improve comfort for men. Today I have a meeting with Louis Garneau. I am hoping that even know there is a lot of engineering to still be done they will like my concept. I with I could share the videos and pics with you guys but I Gotto keep it on the DL.
What an amazing day. First it started with breakfast overlooking the beach.
Then I was off to the beach and I got to see plenty of marine life without even getting wet.
There were surfers too
Then I went on a nice 5 mile run
Now I have to take a show and go to work.
I just got home from recurrent training in Salt Lake City. This is a 3 day event once a year that is nerve-racking because your job depends on it. It went very smoothly due to a great Captain Simulator partner. It’s basically 1 day of ground training and 2 days on Simulator training and evaluation. After we passed we went to the locale bar to have a celebration drink. Unfortunately the kitchen was closed but they offered chips and salsa. They were really good chips and salsa. I was so tiered that I went straight to sleep and didn’t even remember to brush my teeth. This morning after brushing I spit into the sink and it was red. I was like WTF. It was the red food coloring the chips. That is discussing. We don’t need food coloring in anything especially tortilla chips.
I got home early and although I was exhausted I managed to go to the gym and then go out and read by the pool for a bit. Here is a review of the NEW Muscle Milk Cake Batter ready to drink recovery drink.
I am now relaxing on the couch watching the Travel channel and looking forward to some beverages and hanging out with friends tonight.