Sit up

Don’t just sit there, sit up. I just finished a book on posture. I think it was called Posture (I thought it was about a peacock). One of the points I think about when I’m just sitting around is: Sit up. The way our bodies are made and balance is it allows us to sit in position without leaning back. Try it. Your back straightens up, you feel more alert and your breathing is easier.

Our hips are hinges. The only difference between standing and sitting, is our hips (hinges) are bent. Since we don’t need to lean back . . . → Read More: Sit up


In a few hours I’m heading to Tempe Arizona. When I land at 11 pm, it’s supposed be 95 degrees! A major part of the trip will be visiting the location of the ironman race. I plan on ‘walking’ through the whole thing. Since I have an idea where everything will take place, I’m going memorize as much of the scenario as I can. The way I process information is to continually review it in my head. After the ‘walk through’, I’m going to visualize the event from start to finish on a daily basis. Some of the course . . . → Read More: Visualization

Coffee’s for closers only (a tri adaptation)

Glengarry Glen Ross ‘motivational’ speech: (if triathletes had a meeting)

Blake: Let me have your attention for a moment! So you’re talking about what? You’re talking about…(puts the top on his water bottle)…bitching about that race you lost, some son of a gun that doesn’t want to move out of your way, somebody that doesn’t want to ride with you. Let’s talk about something important. Are they all here? Williamson: All but one. Blake: Well, I’m going anyway. Let’s talk about something important! (to Levene) Put that coffee down!! Coffee’s for weekend warriors only. (Levene scoffs) Do you think . . . → Read More: Coffee’s for closers only (a tri adaptation)

Gray Lightnin’

(This bike could be automatic, systematic, hyyyydromatic….) Why it’s gray lightnin!

I’ll get some aerobar armrest and humongous quads, oh yea (gray lightnin, go gray lightnin)

A Shimano derailer with chrome plated cranks, oh yea (gray lightnin, go gray lighnin)

With a nine speed on the rear, I’ll be sprintin like a dear, Ya know that ain’t no fib, I’ll be passin lots of kids on gray lightnin.

go go go go go go go go go go go go go go

Go gray lightnin, settin’ records for a quarter mile (gray lighnin, go gray lightnin)

Go gray lighnin, . . . → Read More: Gray Lightnin’


Where does it really come from? Does it come from a fear, from a dream, from a song, from a parent, from a lost one, from a story, or from somewhere else? I think every day we find motivation from different sources in an attempt to improve and grow.    There are five levels of a hierarchy of needs that must be met: Psychological, Security, Social, Esteem, and Self Actualization. There are four theories of motivation: Incentive, Drive, Arousal and Humanistic. There are three components of motivation: Activation, Persistence and Concentration. There are two types of motivation: Intrinsic and . . . → Read More: Motivation


My room is clean tonight, but I don’t have sheets on my bed. Oh well.

what is clean anyway?

My room is mess. I’m messy sometimes; clothes are everywhere. Who knows if the clean clothes ones are mixed with the dirty ones. I forgot which piles were which. I have about 1000 non matching socks all over the floor and don’t really care if they match when I put them on. Does anyone really care? They’re only socks after all. I have half empty dog treat boxes (or half full if you’re a dog) on the window sill, empty water bottles everywhere and paperwork is in it’s own “pile”. I’m lazy, I’m mentally spent, but I’m as sharp . . . → Read More: what is clean anyway?

Livin in Fast Forward

I’m not the only one who comments how fast time is going, but I am the most recent. This event in November is coming up so fast I can hardly imagine being able to complete it. Today’s triaTHlon THursday was the best yet, but I’m so far from being excited about it. This week in the pool all I did was practice the drills. If I swam a full lap, I did accidentally. Two and a half hours of making mental connections really helped my swim today. The last of my 30 laps (lengths) was 20 seconds for 25 . . . → Read More: Livin in Fast Forward

I was in the pool!

Thanks to George Costanza that only means one thing, but for this blog, something different.

Like the poster that was in every other dorm room: “I Learned Everything I Ever Needed To Know In Kindergarten”. I learned everything I needed to know about swimming on YouTube!

After I got back from signing up for the Arizona Ironman at 8 am on November 21, 2010, I went right to the pool. I haven’t been in a pool to actually swim since I was about 6 years old. Needless to say, I had no freaking clue what to do first. I . . . → Read More: I was in the pool!

good thing

The day of rest (Monday), was the perfect day to do some running or biking (I didn’t and that was a good thing). It’s not a complaint though, I do enjoy the weird weather. I figure it will give me an advantage in Arizona (where it’s always a perfect day) on the outside chance that it’s a weird weather day there. I’m heading home shortly and it’s going to be tough not to do something physical outside.

I had a mental slip up that included pizza at lunch today. Now I know why I’m OK without it. The thing was good, but . . . → Read More: good thing