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Thursday, October 15, 2015
A summer race in Texas that starts at noon in August? Sounds crazy right... and it soooo was. Respect the heat cause it will drain you so fast you won't know what hit you. Feeling your tachycardic heartbeat pounding in your head through your eyeballs was a scary feeling but I got through it. Thanks in big part to finishing it with my friend Angela. This was not a race it was a journey of being smart and slowing it down to finish it. "SURVIVE DON'T DIE" was my motto that day.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
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.
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Wednesday, August 5, 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
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
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
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
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.