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Friday, January 25, 2008

Spirit of the Marathon

I caught the sold-out premier of the Spirit of the Marathon last night, and I thought the movie did and outstanding job of capturing exactly what it promised: the spirit of the marathon.

If you weren't able to see the movie last night, there's another showing on February 21.

Spending a lot of time around other marathoners and ironman finishers over the last couple of years, my perception shifted a bit, and I seemed to have forgotten just how special finishing a marathon is, much less an ironman. The movie reminded me....

Live with purpose....Enjoy the adventure.....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Did you miss me?

I'm back.....

After a much deserved and much needed break from all things triathlon, it's at long last time to get going again. I've been going pretty much non-stop from the time I started training for my first marathon back in January 2005.

Although my intention was to take a few weeks off right after IM Florida, I ended up doing a couple of 1/2 marathons, so never really took a break. Then, it happened....

A few days before Xmas I went on a group ride on a cold, wet, rainy day. After that ride my body decided it was time to rest, whether I wanted to or not. I got a wicked sinus infection, and managed to spend Xmas morning at an urgent care facility picking up some antibiotics. It was the first time in at least three years I've had so much as a cold.

Fortunately Lori was a good sport, and we did have a great Xmas even if I wasn't 100%. One of the reasons I love her.

Speaking of Lori, both she and the baby are doing great. Thanks for all of the votes for a name. Our short list was down to Lily and Lauren, so naturally we had been calling her "L". A couple of days ago the perfect name came to us: Elle.

We're both very excited for Elle's arrival, and her room will be ready ahead of schedule :)

As far as training goes, I got back onto a schedule last week, gearing up for the Gate River Run, a VERY popular 15k her in Jacksonville. This year should be particularly fun finishing inside the stadium formerly known as Alltel, with the finish shown on the jumbotron.

Swimming is out for the time being in favor of weights. So between now and the race on March 8, it's weights 2x per week, an hour or so aerobic ride on the trainer with Coach Troy, a ~2 hour group ride, a midweek tempo run, and a weekend long run building up to 9 miles.

It definitely feels great to be back on a schedule.

A belated happy new years to everyone

Live with purpose....Enjoy the adventure....

U2 in 3D