Monday, September 25, 2017

Racing in Rifle Colorado



Mother Nature painted our sky with some of the most perfect post card moments in time. Each sunrise was worthy of a snap shot and everyone talked about the sunsets nightly. Fridays lightning storm was breath taking because each ground touching bolt danced in place for 3 to 5 seconds. Long enough that we could all point and "WoW" before those bolts faded away. EPIC



On the down side of Mother Nature rolling in, the Adventure Race was cancelled. The trails were battered by the front that moved in from the South Southwest. It was definitely a bummer because of all the work put in by EVERYONE but you just have to respect the trails and the flow of the land. DRAG




Side note; I am totally boycotting all sports media personnel because I can't believe the amount of political coverage hour after hour after hour. I simply don't understand it, regardless if I agree with it. Baseball and football have always been an outlet for me. Sports gave me the opportunity to check out from childhood trauma, frustrations, and environment.

ESPN played melodic piano scales, while showing in slow motion, photos of players holding hands with owners. We are so diverse, color - race - sexual orientation, the flag DOES NOT  represent politics or the military. Will athletes or Sports News channels ever "protest" Global Warming?? Teen Pregnancy?? Hunger in the Middle East??

We as a society, team human, and what not are facing world elimination with the rich only becoming stronger. So much time is wasted and I just haven't understood why. All sports athlete do so much behind the scenes but media focuses on the true BS of human interest. I know I am not anti ( insert government/ military/ American/ or other labels here ) because I do have compassion for life and its struggles but Phuc- Me.

I am sick of the flag at half mast everyday, unprofessional statements, pointing fingerers, lack of love, fellow bike riders that can't take the time to simply wave, poor customer service skills, and stupid people continuing to breed.



Goals: This week will be chalk full!!!
1) Gym in the AM
2) Yard work at the OM House
3) Pulling of files from this hard drive
4) Paying bills
5) Checking in with KAFM
6) Purchasing my pass for Friday's film festival at the Avalon Theater
7) Checking out the Air-show from a far BECAUSE
8) First Cycle Cross Race on Sunday October the 1st
9) Spend even more quality time with the Boy Dog
10) Write down on my dry erase board my intentions for the next day


Yes, September is almost dust in the wind.
Rock On
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fantastic First Half of the Month



Strava recorded multiple 40+ mile biking days during this month of September. A number of 20+ miles on foot and the commuter bike is back up to 10+ miles per day. SWEET


Last Sunday, hosted the Sunday Matinee on KAFM and what a blast. The whole three hours was built around The Blues Brothers and cover tunes. The phone rang off the hook and that sure put a huge smile on my face. After all, I was completing with Donkey Vision. DENVER BRONCOS FOOTBALL vs THE COWGIRLS


You can click here ---- http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/sunday-matinee-kafm-community-radio --- for the next two week to hear my show. Only drag is the recording started at 1pm and not noon. So when you allow yourself to click that link, starts with Aretha Franklin's YOU BETTER THINK scene and number. AWESOME


Last week and this week, until this Thursday, gym life has been absolutely solid. I pulled out my "tracking card" that Crossroads gave me two years ago. I have my last years card attached and I was beyond stoked with my progress. Example; incline chest press with dumbbells started with 20lbs and now I have been regularly handling 40lbs. SCORE


MAD Racing heads for Rifle Colorado this Thursday to build and mark an adventure course for this Saturdays ( http://realwesternadventure.com/roan-cliff-chaos-adventure-races/ ) Roan Cliff Chaos Adventure Race. Klishy and I will work both Thursday and Friday until registration opens at 5pm Friday. BIG SHOES


Its hard for me to fathom the fact that its the 19th already. Sure, its been a good month. Yes, I enjoy the Fall Colors. Yes, The Boy Dog and I love snowshoeing. But damn, aging so blows!! The Boy Dog still walks our No Excuse with enthusiasm but he totally slows down when we return to our driveway. Last night, the satellites in the sky were unreal, we had a relaxing walk at just under 11min mile pace and I almost ran into the back of him as we turned onto the driveway. STAY YOUNG & STAY STRONG

GOALS: 
1) Hit the gym with control and power
2) Ride the Midnight Racer
3) Design & layout a rock garden out back so that I can apply that vision next week
4) Turkey Flats Loop with the Boy Dog as the Aspens turn
5) Simply Dance Like Nobody Is Watching - Keller Williams


Seek The Best Possible Outcome,
Cheers

P.S. Please watch the Soup Bone video of ours. Its a quick clip of the Boy Dog & I picking up his bones from Quality Meats. Its a short clip & I am pretty sure that you will find the humor in it. Plus, Shadow Boy is so damn handsome. Thanx in advance for watching!!



Saturday, September 2, 2017

August Kicked A$$



Well, August kicked my ass. Damn good numbers out of the Strava world for the month. Really solid days in the gym and I still enjoy riding my bike.

MAD Racing: Our last event went rather well and the cross country course was way cool. A majority of the runners gave us the thumbs up for creativity. Thats Cool

We will hit the ground running this Monday of Labor Day Weekend. Mad Racing has been given the opportunity to host the Desert Edge Triathlon Aug 9/10 2017. This event has been run by the inspiring Darrin from Underground Racing. We meet 10 years ago now, WoW

Underground Racing created an amazing family friendly event and that has worked in our wheel house because we have always focused on Family, Youth, & Out-Of-State competitors. Score

The trails are very well established so we won't be building!! Thanx Goodness!! Just loads of marking and checking and re-checking. Pretty stoked with Klishy and all the vendors, quality food trucks, and bands. Both Days Will Host Live Music

Numbers: I reminded myself that the twins were here, I missed a few days, rode hills, a mountain, & casual commuter rides. Having said that, August posted my largest logged hours at 24 hours, 361 Miles on the bike, & a season low 36 miles on the trails. Two Personal Records were also set in August. Amazingly, April recorded 41 activities and Aug recorded 21 activities. So More Than A Few Days Missed

My gym time has been totally consistent, not in stagnate or plateau way, Just Consistent. I have mixed up all exercises this month but not really lifting heavy free weights. Back&Tri rather than the traditional Back&Bi. And because of this switch, injury free was achieved. I focused all month on 10 really good/form/holds/ROM/powering up movements. That Rocks

Goals: I have some very simple goals this week. 
#1 Goal, not loosing my marbles when Klishy changes the map at the last second.
#2 Goal, greeting everyone enthusiasm and gratitude.
#3 Goal, think before answering repeat or obvious questions.
#4 Goal, sleep!!