With Friends Like This

When friends come to visit, I like to take them to do things. Like see dead whales.20171029_135446.jpgOr go up hills.IMG_3862.jpgCarve pumpkins.IMG_3867.jpgMake them look at tall things.20171103_144738.jpgMake them look at pretty things.IMG_3915.jpgMake them go up more hills.IMG_3914.jpgMake them take selfies with me.20171102_152319.jpgMake them like it here.IMG_3916.jpgI showed them some glaciers and told them that the water was cold.20171101_165656.jpgI guess that some people need to figure things out for themselves.20171101_165751.jpg

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November 8th – Health.

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.

Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 9.16.26 PMInstead, go watch a triathlon. You will probably be inspired to do one. I even let this guy take  picture with me.

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Seattle summers.

Life is good. I watched Ben race and I thought for just a minute that he would win a ton of money.Ben, leading one of the most anticipated races of the year.

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.

So what if it won’t fit in our house?

The entrance to the REI here appeals to those of us that like moving water!

Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Kitzbühel 2011

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”.

>Chet does the Double Deca.

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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.

This is nuts to me!
Today the 48 miles of swimming starts.
ALOHA EVERYONE
I WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON MY 20 X IRONMAN
STARTING TODAY MONDAY ON WWW.TEAMJETHAWAII.COM THERE WILL BE
A LINK TO MY DOUBLE DECA PAGE . YOU CAN GO THERE FOR DAILY UPDATES
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THIS IS A ROUGH PLAN SO IF YOU COME OUT YOU WILL KNOW WHATS UP !!!
CHARLES DIAS IS GOING TO BE THERE THE WHOLE TIME. ( THANKS CHARLES )
CHARLES IN CHARGE IS MY ONE MAN CREW !!!!!!
IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD COME OUT TO HELP HIM DURING THE RACE.
WE HAVE TO WRITE DOWN EVERY LAP TIME. ALSO BEFORE COMING OUT , YOU COULD
GIVE CHARLES A CALL TO SEE IF WE NEED ANYTHING, THAT WOULD BE A BIG HELP.
CHARLES DIAS : CELL PHONE : 1-808-368-6872
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THE SWIM !!!!!!!!
SAT NOV 13TH AT 6AM AT THE OAHU CLUB I WILL START MY SWIM
760 UP AND BACKS = 48 MILES SWIM
HOPE TO BE DONE MONDAY AT 9AM, 12 NOON, OR LASTEST BY 5PM
51-59 HOURS
MY GAME PLAN IS ONE OF THESE PLANS :
6AM-10AM       60 LAPS    70 LAPS   80 LAPS
10:30-2:30    120 LAPS   140 LAPS   160 LAPS
3PM-7PM       180 LAPS   210 LAPS   235 LAPS
7:30-11:30    240 LAPS   280 LAPS   310 LAPS
12:30-4:30AM  300 LAPS   350 LAPS   380 LAPS
5:30-9:30AM   360 LAPS   420 LAPS   450 LAP
10AM-2PM      420 LAPS   480 LAPS   515 LAPS
2:30-6:30PM   480 LAPS   540 LAPS   580 LAPS
7PM-11PM      540 LAPS   600 LAPS   640 LAPS
12MID-4AM     600 LAPS   660 LAPS   700 LAPS
5AM-9AM       660 LAPS   720 LAPS   760 LAPS DONE  51 HRS   (MON 9AM)
                                ————
9:30-1:30     720 LAPS   760 LAPS DONE BY 12 NOON 54 HRS    (MON 12PM)
                      ———————–
2PM-5PM       760 LAPS DONE                      59 HRS     (MON 5PM)
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THE BIKE!!!!!!
THE BIKE WILL TAKE PLACE AT LAGOON DR AT THE END PARKING LOT.
STARTING AT THE END PARKING LOT I WILL RIDE A 2.8 MILE LAP
THIS IS I.4 MILES OUT AND 1.4 MILES BACK . I WILL DO THIS
800 TIMES = 2240 MILES
THE GAME PLAN FOR THE BIKE : DAY 1 UP TO THE SWIM
 1ST DAY OF BIKE 1 OF 3 PLANS UP TO THE SWIM
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12PM TO 4PM  18 LAPS  = 50.4 MILES
6PM TO 10PM  18 LAPS  = 100.8 MILES
10PM TO 6AM  8 HR SLEEP
3PM TO 7PM   18 LAPS  = 50.4 MILES
9PM TO 11PM  9 LAPS   = 75.6
11PM TO 6AM  7 HR SLEEP
8PM TO 10PM  9 LAPS   = 25.2
10PM TO 6 AM  8 HR SLEEP
AFTER DAY 1 HERE IS MY PLAN
(179.2 MILES A DAY) STARTING DAY 2 OF THE BIKE
6AM TO 10AM  18 LAPS = 50.4
11AM TO 3PM  18 LAPS = 50.4
4PM TO 8PM   18 LAPS = 50.4
9PM TO 11:30PM 10 LAPS = 28
11:30PM  TO 6AM  6 1/2 HR SLEEP
12 DAYS  PLUS 100  SAT NOV 27TH 12 MID
12 DAYS  PLUS 75.6 SUN NOV 28TH  8 AM
12 DAYS  PLUS 25.2 SUN NOV 28TH  1PM
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THE RUN !!! 14 DAYS AT 36 MILES A DAY
THE RUN WILL BE AT KAP PARK LACATION TBA.
I WILL RUN AROUND THE PARK 1.8 MILES FOR 276 LAPS
THAT = 497.8 MILES THEN I WILL END IT BY RUNNING THE HONOLULU MARATHON
THAT WILL MAKE THE TOTAL OF 524 MILES.
THE GAME PLAN FOR THE RUN IS :
6AM TO 9AM  5 LAPS = 9
11AM TO 2PM 5 LAPS = 9
4PM TO 7PM  5 LAPS = 9
9PM TO 12MID 5 LAPS = 9
12MID TO 6AM  6 HR SLEEP
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THIS IS A EASIER RUN PLAN BUT IT JUST SO I CAN FINISH AT THE HON MARATHON
MY 1ST PLAN WAS :
6AM TO 9AM  6 LAPS = 10.8
11AM TO 2PM 6 LAPS = 10.8
4PM TO 7PM  6 LAPS = 10.8
9PM TO 12MID 6 LAPS = 10.8
12MID TO 6AM  6 HR SLEEP
DID NOT WANT TO FINISH ON THUR OR FRI
12 DAYS        THUR NOV 9TH   12 MID
12 DAYS        FRI  NOV 10TH  9 AM
12 DAYS        FRI  NOV 10TH  2 PM
IT WILL BE MORE BETTER TO FINISH AT THE HONOLULU MARATHON WITH ALL MY
FRIENDS.
HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE AT SOMETIME DURING.
TAKE CARE
CHET THE JET    TOO LA JET TO QUIT
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Chet “the Jet” Blanton
Team Jet Hawaii
phone: 808-396-5381
fax: 808-396-5381
mobile: 808-753-5381


>PV part 2.

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Rooster! 
Very cool to see in person. 
My National Geographic moment. 
The boys. 
The malecon.
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!

>Boulder Peak

>Last weekend was the Boulder Peak Olympic distance triathlon.
Swim: 25 minutes
Bike: 1:18:22
Run 43:17

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!