Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Mountain Tropic tri

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Half-Ironman: check.


The new normal

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It seems to be an ongoing theme in my life that I find myself doing things that I had previously derided as ludicrous. Wearing spandex. Running a marathon. Having a child.

The first few times I do these things it is scary and weird and adventuresome. But soon enough it becomes the new normal. It might still be fun or challenging, but weird? Doesn’t everybody trail run in silly five fingered shoes?

This morning at 6:30am I found myself half-a-mile out into the Great Salt Lake, clad only in lycra shorts, a swim cap and goggles. The sun was rising over the mountains. A seagull kept circling me, puzzled. It felt utterly surreal.

I expect in a month or so this too will seem mundane.

PS: I didn’t cover anywhere near the distance those other guys did. Why, it’s completely ludicrous to imagine swimming so far!

Well, that hurt.

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Yesterday I rode Jason’s Ride of Pain in honor of his 40th birthday (the sting of his newly advanced age was doubtless mitigated by the realization that he was the second-youngest of the eight of us who showed up).

It was, in a word, hard.

‘Silly’ might be another word too. (more…)

Baby’s first triathlon

Monday, May 31st, 2010

“How are you feeling now, man? You getting nervous yet?”

My buddy, who I had met just two days before at a swim clinic, clearly was. It was five minutes to the start of the Daybreak Triathlon and he was bouncing up and down and grinning madly.

“Naah,” I said, “I’m fine. We’re gonna kill it.” (more…)

My jogging adventure

Friday, November 27th, 2009

I set out for a run this evening about 5:00pm. It’s the first time I’ve run from my house so my route was rather vague: go east until I run into the Bonneville Shoreline Trail about the ‘H’ rock, go south until I run out of time, turn around.


Three things I like about Canada’s Parliament

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

I’m in Ottawa on business and took advantage of a couple of free hours to wander the capital. Three things that brought me joy: