Monday, August 20, 2007

Back in Denva

So Erik and I sent Eric out of San Diego with a boom. The thing is, the boom was Eric's knee providing the fireworks for the National Anthem. All in all, we had a good time for Eric's going away weekend.

As for the AFC half marathon...
I finished in 2:27 and didn't stop to walk/jog until mile 11.3 or so. It was where ever the route turned uphill at A st and then went up 6th Avenue.
Bake finished in 2:08. He was kind enough to run with me for a short while at the beginning of the race. It was really too bad. If he wouldn't have run with me for the first 127 ft, he may have finished in 2:07.
Eric finished in 2:04. Not bad considering the stress he was under the last few weeks.
For me, it was a personal record. The last one I ran, I started to walk at mile 9.something and I finished 8 minutes faster this time.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Off to San Diego

That's right, I am heading back to San Diego this evening. Apparently, I was supposed to be getting ready for some half marathon or something the last couple of months.
I think I got suckered into signing up for this thing. At any rate, I have been lazy as usual and have devoted my exercise time lately to my new bike and haven't ran for more than 2 weeks. We'll see how it goes...
I am hoping that living at 6000 ft for the last 3 months will help. I have no doubt that I can run continuously for 6-7 miles, it is the next 6-7 that has me really worried. Could it possibly be worse than me going to Austria for a week with Travis and getting back 2 days before a half marathon? That's what I did last time.
Oh well, at least I get to go to San Diego for Eric's, "I'm moving to steers and queers country going away party." I mean how bad can Texas be, TJ came from there.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Right, the pedals...

So the picture was taken while I was waiting for my shoes to get in. I had to special order shoes, so when I took the bike, they put loaner strapped pedals on the bike so I could right it.
I only had them on for a day and the first day I had the click in, speedplay pedals, I totally ended up on my ass. Part of the deal I guess.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Good job Barry Bonds

Let me get out there and say congratulations to BB. I know people think he juiced, whatever. It's not his fault the rest of MLB's long ballers were juiced so he had to to keep up.
I hold Bug Selig responsible for the controversy surrounding this historic achievement. I mean, when he was appointed commissioner, it was supposed to be an interim position while he went out and found a suitable replacement. He should have looked farther than his kitchen for someone to fill that position. The reason he was interim in the first place is because he wasn't qualified for the job. So, Bud, this debacle is your fault, not Barry's.
Maybe MLB should should take a hint from cycling and test the hitters after every home run or 10 strike out game.
I for one am happy for Barry. Like one of the sports guys interviewed last night said: He was a hall of famer well before the late 90s when people suspect he started juicing. I mean, the kid's in the 500/500 club, for crying out loud, the guy is one of the best players ever. I would stop short of calling him the best hitter ever, I mean, I saw TG's last hit ever and even he gave all the props in the world to the the Splendid Splinter.
Congrats Barry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My first ride

So I went for my first bike ride today. I got home around 4:30 and figured I would put in about a 30 min ride. I started down a bike path that went through different parks. After about 14 minutes, I turned around. This is where everything went wrong.
The bike path went through about 4 different parks and about every half mile there was Y in the path so that it went all over the area into different parks. After about 3 minutes on my way back, I was lost. About 2 minutes later, I saw something familiar and thought that I was back on the right path after another minute.
Well, after about 15 minutes on the way back I was totally lost and the rain had started. I stopped and asked some girl how to get back to an intersection I knew and she was like, go that way, make a right at the light and you are there.
Well, I made it to the light and she was right. I had about 3/4 of a mile to get home and it was pouring.
By the time I got home, I was completely drenched, but all in all it was a good 8 mile ride that took me about 35 minutes. What is that? About 14mph, not bad for my first ride.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Guess what I got, part 2!!!

Well, since I have pretty much everything I need for mountaineering, I thought I would get a new hobby to spend more money on.
So I got a new bike.
The difference between this and hiking and climbing is that I needed everything all at once. You know, the bike, pedals, shoes, helmet, pump, extra tubes, tools, gloves, shorts, jersey, ... Yeah, that was a nice expensive day for me, but hey, it should be pretty fun to ride for the next few months until the snows come.
I think the only thing I still need is a rack for my xterra to put it on. Until then though, it does fit in the back.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Guess what I got!

I will start with saying the Chargers suck.

I got season tickets to the Broncos this year. That's right. I have been here for 2 months and my brother landed me a season ticket. I can't wait for that game on October 7th. I still haven't decided, should I wear the throwback Elway or the throwback Joiner jersey???

I know the year I had season tickets to the Chargers, the fans around there were pissed when I showed up with my Elway jersey on for the Broncos game. I think the Denver fans would be much less forgiving if I showed up with my Joiner jersey for the Chargers game.

What am I even thinking about, like I said earlier, the Chargers suck.

Go Broncos