Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Race Registration!

First race registration is done on my road to a come back.....but can you call it a come back if I was one and done the first time?

Regardless, I am registered for a crazy race and can't wait.  Here are the details, want to join me?

5K Sand Obstacle Course that inclused the following obstacles,

Big Breaker - 10' Sand Hill
Over the Falls - Barricade Hurdle
Tubular - Tunnel Run
The Shredder - Hay Bale Hurdle
The Duck Dive - Crawl Under Netting
The Quiver - Run through Swim Noodles
The Goofy Foot - Tire Run
The Cowabunga - Suprise on Race Day
Little Breaker - Roller Coaster Sand Dunes
Cash N Carry - 30 yard Surf Board Carry
The Quick Stick - Surf Board Maze
18' Utopic Wave Slide

Can't wait!

Oh....and only in So Cal can you do a beach race in the morning without a concern for weather.  I love this place!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Success and Failure

Well, one of my goals in this whole triathlon thing was to inspire my kids, my family and my friends.  Even though I have failed this year in my triathlon journey, I am starting to realize that I may have succeeded in other things.

First off, I was told by a dear friend that I was one of the reasons she ran a local 5K last weekend.  To boot, she recorded her best time in the event with her whole family there to cheer her on.  Way to go Minnesota Nancy!

Secondly, my kids are now on the racing scene.  They are not up to speed yet on what is about to happen, but today I signed the older two up for their first official race!  The Tinker Bell Marathon weekend at Disneyland is having a kid race on Saturday, which has my then 5 year old running 200 meters and my 3 year old running 100 meters.  They will get a goodie bag, race bib, t-shirt, its inside Disneyland and a medal (cause we all race for the bling) I can hear it now....."Daddy, Mommy I am going to race just like you!"

Thirdly (is that a word?) my wife is committed to run a half marathon next year on Labor Day weekend.  Now I know you might be thinking that we are a year out and that is too far, but currently she is preggo's.  So after the baby she will have 9 months to recover and get back into running shape and endurance.  Plus it will be her longest distance to date, since her longest was a 10K that she registered on the day before.  If anyone can do it, I know she can!  Keep track of her journey in life and running here..... Totally the Turtle.

So, I guess who cares about my failure.

It's time to move on.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm Back.....Again

So, back in July I stated I was back.  Ha, that was a good try, I think it might have lasted a day or so.

I really need to get myself back in the gym these days.  If for nothing else, to get myself in a better mood, be more accountable, and just be a better person.  I was thinking last night, maybe I should start out training slowly and put a goal on getting ready to train for a race early next year.  Get a good base in now through the winter.  Thoughts?

Do you have a training program or routine you follow?  Please share.

Do you tweet?  If so, can i follow you to help keep me mental in the game and accountable?  My twitter is "tribenchwarmer"

Any ideas you have to get me into the game is appreciated.  Otherwise I am going to try to just post my daily struggles and wins here.