When friends come to visit, I like to take them to do things. Like see dead whales.Or go up hills.Carve pumpkins.Make them look at tall things.Make them look at pretty things.Make them go up more hills.Make them take selfies with me.Make them like it here.I showed them some glaciers and told them that the water was cold.I guess that some people need to figure things out for themselves.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard or said, “Your health is your wealth” to people. Hanging out in long term care for our clinicals can really drive this idea home. Ask anyone that feels like they are getting sick. Nobody likes it. All of the money in the world cannot save you from your own mortality, yet. Most of the people that I have met in the healthcare industry actually want to make someone’s life better.
So don’t let me see you in a professional setting where you will need me or one of my colleagues to take care of you.
Instead, go watch a triathlon. You will probably be inspired to do one. I even let this guy take picture with me.
Then it was off to REI to check out car camping equipment. We are well stocked in the lightweight, not the most comfortable, compact, easy to setup camping supplies, but I haven’t done that in a while. Realizing that as I get older I should live life a little more luxurious, I splurged on a big ol’ tent.
Today was the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Kitzbühel. Alistair Brownlee won and he deserved it. It would be great if Simon Whitfield would have raced against him. Or if the big man, Chris McCormack could have finished the race. I can’t believe that these guys travel to Europe, enter a race, and drop out because they aren’t feeling it. A hero, Rutger Beke will finish his Ironman races no matter what. He believes that it is a disgrace to the sport and disrespectful to the other athletes to just drop out. When I have bad days at work, I too would like to quit and go home. Most of us would. We dream of being pro athletes while we sit behind a desk. We are at the pool at 0’dark thirty to get a work out in before a full day of work begins. We run during a lunch break. These people work out for a living. They race for a paycheck. Then they just drop out?! Do us all a favor and FINISH!
I am hoping that Macca was pretending to want to get into the Olympics just to pump up the hype for his book. Just like Trump was pretending to run for president to get more viewers of his show. Or even the way Crystal Harris pretended to love Hugh Hefner until the music career “took off”.
I used to coach for Team Jet. This is the founder, Chet “the Jet” Blanton. He was planing on doing the Double Deca (yes 20X) Ironman in Mexico. Due to the recent violence, he decided to do it by himself in his hometown of Honolulu. Sorry for his constant caps lock.
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|My National Geographic moment.|
|Lots of casting practice.|
So we didn’t have any luck from the boat, but I did catch my first Roosterfish from shore. After watching a turtle lay eggs on the beach nearby. How awesome is that?
We also saw the Pan American Championship triathlon race. Collins did well and I was stoked to see him race!
>Last weekend was the Boulder Peak Olympic distance triathlon.
Swim: 25 minutes
My bike still needs lots of work and I feel like it always will. The most exciting thing was that I hit a fox going about 35 mph down the back side of Olde Stage Rd. He jumped out right in front of me and I clipped his back end. My front wheel wobbled and I screamed as I wondered which side of my body was going to get the worst road rash. Things worked out and I didn’t crash. I looked back and saw the fox lope across the road. Looks like we both made it! I was probably a bit more cautious after that than I would have liked to be.
Nearly at T2 three guys were riding side by side and a car was trying to pull out perpendicular to them. I passed them as the car nearly took us all out. One of the guys crashed into my rear wheel. We both stayed upright and almost doesn’t count.
So a couple of close calls and I was happy to be out on the run. I ran hard and passed more people than passed me. My run kept me just under 7 minutes per mile and I am very happy with that. Today I rode my bike and I look forward to the 70.3 next month!