Wednesday, April 22, 2009

today and yesterday

I never thought I would enjoy working out in the pool so much. I hated it in high school. My good friend Matt Clark would pick me up every morning for swim practice, and every morning would honk a few times, then park his car, come inside, go downstairs, enter my horrific room, and wake me up. If I was quick enough I would hide before he got the door open, but most of the time I just acted surprised, said "shoot! My alarm didn't go off," and grabbed some clothes and headed to practice. It was the worst.

Now, however, I find myself voluntarily walking into the HYPER building, asking for a swim pass, changing, and hoping in cold water to swim back and forth for an hour and a half. I even get disappointed if i cant make to the pool. I always wondered why Kristen (wife) would be so bummed when she couldn't make it out on a run, but now i understand. I guess for a guy like me, ADHD to the max, activity is the perfect solution.

What a good day today was.

Swim: 14oo yards


Ride: 22 miles (cache valley is so beautiful right now)

p.s. I don't actually have ADHD...not like there would be anything wrong with it if I did...I'm just saying

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ride: 18 miles

I couldn't swim today because Brady had to take care of his child and the baby's momma, so i had to work.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Sunday ride: 14 miles

and a game a catch at the park...if that counts

Friday, April 17, 2009

Swim, Bike, Run

I love to be active. I also suffer from an extremely short attention span most of the time. So, triathlons are the perfect activity for me because just when i start getting bored with one thing I jump right into the next. These days, however, triathletes have gotten a pretty bad rap for being major douchers, but I don't really care because i think the races are great. (and generally speaking, actual TRIATHLETES aren't lame...PEOPLE who do triathlons are lame.)

So anyway, this year I decided that I wanted to participate in as many races as I could. I have done one so far ( and it was pretty sweet. I had never cross-country skied before so the week of the race i strapped on some skis and went and practiced at a park. I was terrible. I wasn't much better in the race but i looked pretty hardcore, which is all that really
matters, right.

Anyway, i had a blast and was glad that i did it.

On the agenda for this year i have a few more triathlons I would like to compete in.
1. The Battle at Midway- June 19
2. The Lake Powell Tri - October 7
and maybe one more in the middle of the summer, i don't know though.

This years Wasatch Back Relay Race is also on the agenda. My family and friends do it every year (which i believe i can officially say now considering its my 3rd year participating and my siblings 4th year).

And finally, there are a hand full of bike races I plan on competing in, many of which with my brother, Big Toph. Busy, busy, busy! I cant wait.

So, the point of informing what ever my readership may be of my summer race agenda is because i am going to use this blog to keep myself on track as I train, like log my miles and what not. I need accountability in my life and this will help...hopefully. So I'll start today.

Run: 4.63 Miles. 8.2 min/mile
Swim: 1500 yrds (mixed workout)