Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Brazos Bend 100 Race Report - 2015 Struttes take over the park

As much as I wanted to do this race my running has taken a back seat to my lifting so with my crappy marathon last week there was no way I was going to be able to do this race. So what to do when you can't race? You support your crew!

We had 10 100 milers, 

8 50 milers

7 Marathoners

and 12 half marathoners

These Strutters all ran their hearts out on a course that was very challenging especially in the latter miles. I was there to film, refill water bottles, take course pictures, and do whatever else they wanted me to do.

I saw smiles, tears, moans and groans all throughout the race. It was so inspirational to see everyone out there gutting it out to go the distance and even though we had a good amount of Strutters take DNF they gave it their all and thats something to be very proud of. Congrats to you all!

Check out the experience I had by watching the video below! Get some tissues ready its a tearjerker at the end.

Monday, December 7, 2015

San Antonio Rock n Roll - 2015

I've been lifting way more than I have been running so I knew that the San Antonio RnR marathon would be a challenge for me. They only gave away finisher's jackets to marathoners so that's what I went for. Check out the footage below to see my day at the expo.

As for the marathon itself you can see below how much of a struggle it was for me. The first half felt relatively good but then everything blew up after mile 14.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Habanero Hundred 50k

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. 

Check out the video down below to see what I went through. 

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.