Sunday, August 9, 2015

Westlake Triathlon Race Report & Video


I haven't really swam or cycled this year but when I heard that the Westlake Triathlon coming up I had to sign up. This triathlon is put on by the Westlake Recreation Department to promote health in the area. It's beginnners friendly with it being only a 120 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1.5 mile run, and its FREE.

I had brought my Garmin 910xt but unfortunately never experimented with the functions in multisport mode so my times a little off.

Swim: Just a little 120 meter swim shouldn't be so bad right? WRONG. At first I go out and I'm thinking to myself that I'm such an awesome swimmer then I get about 50 meters into the swim I'm spent. Doggy paddle/breast stroke was my savior in the pool and also the shallow end. You could actually walk on that end. I get out of the pool and have a pretty nice transition into my bike.

Bike: Haven't been on my road bike in probably 2 years but as the saying goes.... The route had a few turns in it and a nice roundabout at the midway point which made for a nice ride. I get back and transition into the run.

Run: 1.5 mile run and it's getting hot now. I push myself to keep running and then push myself more when I see the finish line so I can finish strong.

My total time was around 43 minutes which is pretty good considering I was also recording the whole triathlon with my GoPro Camera.

Speaking of the video, go check it out below. Let me know what you think and please subscribe as well.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Critical Mass Houston - July 2015


Critical Mass is a bike ride held on the last Friday of every month. It's a form of social protest where bikes reclaim the streets. I've rode the Houston Critical Mass ride a few times and decided to go ahead and do it again.

Check out the video below to see my experience.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hot Undies Run 2015



This past weekend I went back to Houston to run the Hot Undies Run which is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Great cause and a fun event which I've done before but this time I brought my crew from the Golden Triangle Strutters to the run.




There's a pre-run party, run-party ,and then an after-run party, heck the whole thing was a big party. Lot's of skin, plenty of alcohol, and again a great time. I had over an hour of footage in my GoPro and condensed it down to a short 6 min video. Check it out down below.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Corner Store Country Run - Katy TX


A lot of times you sign up for a race with the primary goal of getting a PR and with a secondary goal of having fun. Well this past Saturday I signed up my siblings and myself to the Corner Store Country Run in Katy, TX for the fun of it. I signed us up without the chip time option so that we wouldn't be so focused on our times. You see it was Alexander, my nephew's, first 5k and my sister wanted all her uncles and herself to run it together so that's exactly what we did.



The course was a little tight at points and they probably could have used a little more volunteers at the water stops but overall it was a great family race. We all stuck together and from looking at Alexanders face during and after the race, I know he had a good time too.



The run was great but the post party was even better. There were carnival games, a live band, and lots of swag. I mean literally it was like walking into a corner store and getting anything and everything that you could get your hands on. Hotdogs, cotton candy, icees, popcorn, chips, beer, sodas, red bulls,  sunglasses, 5 hour energy's, EVERYTHING!!!! They had a plethora of items and were begging us to take as much as possible.  I've really never seen any after party quite like this one.

I'd definitely do this race again if it rolled into a town near me. I brought my GoPro camera to document the whole thing and it can be found below.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Goku Runner & Friends - StrongLifts 5x5 Part II


I had a great time at the gym yesterday with my friends Willie and Damien. Our workout consisted of the Squat, OH Press, and Deadlift. Towards the end of the workout Damien suggested we try our maxes and I actually got a new max of 315 lbs for my deadlift!

Since I usually workout alone it was a nice change to have more of a social aspect to my training. Usually I'm sitting there in between sets staring blankly at my phone until 90 seconds pass and my timer beeps but this workout was full of stories and laughter in between reps.

Do y'all workout with friends or alone? Which do you prefer? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Also check out the video I made from our workout. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stronglifts 5x5 to Love making music!

Let's talk about workout music! This past weekend I went to go workout and took a form check video of my squat. The playlist that the gym had going was full of Irish Lullabies, Cranberries, and Journey songs! I mean there is a time and place for that type of music but not when I'm trying to be a hardcore thug in the gym and lift my heavy for me weights!


So that got me thinking about playlist for the gym. Some people like dance, pop, and for me lately I've been lifting to some rock and rap. So here is my playlist:


Let me know what music you like to listen to in the gym by posting a comment below.

Happy running/lifting!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Training Run at the Veterans Memorial Bridge


The Sports Society of American Health put on a weekly bridge training run either at the Sabine Causeway or the Veterans Memorial Bridge. This week it was at the Veterans Memorial Bridge and I've never ran it so I went ahead and woke up early to make the 45 minute drive to conquer the bridge.

Fun run all around and I decided to document the experience with my GoPro so check it out below.