Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
My swim results surprised me and I thought my time would be about 1:40. Lesson learned: sight a little more often instead of watching others... I think I swam an extra mile LOL and struggled to get back to the bouys. I got super cold towards the end and couldn't move my fingers to get my transition bag open, watch on etc..
The bike was beautiful and I was enjoying the day.. I did have some stomach issues, and I think its being the the aero bar position after drinking, eating.. had about two bottles of vitargo about 280 calories each, two bottles of water with nuun, and two bars totaling 380calories.. ~940calories
My marathon was nothing more than a walking "Buffet" line. I was sooo hungry I couldn't stop eating at every aid station. I would think ahead of time what I felt like eating and i would walk through each aide station with the same plan. Sponges on the shoulders which I would use to squirt on my head, water, pretzels, orange slice, chicken soup and sometimes gatorade. Music was blasting and I was eating.... and running in between the hills and aide stations. Life was good. I did have to stop and tape up the bottom of my feet because of hot spots, and a blister popped two miles before the finish so I stopped and tape it and it made it worse so I then had to rip it off and just ignore the pain.
Awesome day and can't wait to do another race. Slate had an awesome race with finishing in 10:02hrs and won 3rd in his AG and qualified for Kona Ironman World Championship Race in his first Ironman.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
"run bags and me"
Thursday, April 15, 2010
After John Wayne's own heroic battle with cancer, his family established the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) to advance the fight against the illness. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation's mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer.
What is grit? Grit is bravery. A fighting spirit. Guts. Determination. It’s standing up for what you believe in and taking care of the people you love.
The Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a program that we are excited to be a part of. CHAP brings the healing power of art to those children (and their parents and siblings) in crisis with cancer. The art projects are helping to fill the voids in life that cancer often results from, and also helps educate the public regarding what it is like for a child to go through cancer treatment. CHAP gives people a way to be heroes, by supporting their work.
Slater rides with It is awesome to ride with our jerseys knowing how inspired we are by the children and their families and how much support and encouragement we all have through CHAP.
Jordan Romero is our friend that will be the youngest, age 13, to climb the 7 tallest summits of the world. Right now he is on his quest to summit Everest the last summit on his list with the support of Team Duke. Keep track of his climb to the summit of Everest on www.jordanromero.com.