Saturday, January 31, 2009

Getting fat,new tv,cold weather,no skiing

Well the title pretty much sums up my life lately, oh yea and working my 2 jobs. I did get a badass 52" tv. The picture is incredible. Can't wait to watch the super bowl on it. I just hope the game is a good one. I have ridden my bike on the trainer a couple of times, still hate that. This week was shitty for running. I still have not got into the groove. I have to figure it out pretty soon ~18 wks until the marathon.
I also got some new skis this week. Skied Thursday and it was awful. Icey! we have not had any precip since the 1st of the month. My buddy Pat and I are going to Salt Lake next Thursday for a couple of days of good skiing, I hope they get dumped on.
I will post some pictures from Alta next week.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

And it is Snowing AGAIN

We are supposed to get another 5-8 inches tonight. We have more snow here than the ski areas do. It made for an interesting but slow run today, The Hobbit and I ran 6 miles, nice and easy.

Friday, January 02, 2009


I just added a new link to Heather and Trevor Wurtele's page. There is a lot of good info so check it out. Ironman triathlon tips

2009, Here We Go

Well it's been a while since I've felt like writing anything on here, Mainly because I have not had anything new to say. Our hunting trip a few weeks ago fell victim to the weather,as has almost everything in the northwest. We had to abandon our hunt to ensure that we would be able to get out of the mountains that we were camping in due to drifting snow 4ft deep in places. We really only got to hunt about 6 hours total. We spent almost as much time putting our camp together and taking it apart as we spent hunting. But we are hopeful that we will get back down there again. We have the whole month of Jan. But it's also time to ski.
I have only ran a few times over the last few weeks. But I have gone snowshoeing several times. The longest trek was on new years day. Otis and I covered a little over 3 miles in 1 hr 24 min(2.2 mph).I know it doesn't sound like much but my average HR was 134 with a max of 158. So this was basically a real good MAF workout. It also works your legs in some very different ways. You really have to get your feet up, or you will fall on your face. I was sinking 8-10 inches so it's like climbing stairs, except it's flat. Unless of coarse it's not flat then it's uphill and like climbing stairs too..... so it's a double workout. Plus with every step you have the added weight of the snowshoe and any snow that happens to be sticking to or piled up on the snowshoe. This last snow was pretty wet so the extra weight was significant. At least my hip flexors thought it significant. So anyway now that the new year is here and I have blossumed to my normal fighting weight of 185. It's time to get busy and so it begins. I plan on laying out the race schedule over the next couple of weeks. I also started using a workout video series I actually bought for Jayne, called P90x. So far I've done 2 of the workouts and they did kick my ass. I'll keep you posted.