Monday, September 6, 2010


The best video EVER! My new Goal for 2011!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Palm Desert

Recovery time in Palm Desert with the family..... life is good!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ironman St George

IMSG was super fun and I hate to say it (with everyone saying its one of the hardest ironman races in North America) but I thought it was "easy". For me it was the first race that I have followed a training schedule and was super stoked how it unfolded the day of the race. I was cruising through the course just enjoying the sights, the crowds, volunteers, friends and others in the race. I never ever had the feeling that the bike was taking forever like i usually get towards the end of the race. I enjoy going long and was prepared for an all day excursion. I got my "Money's" worth is the easiest way to explain it : )

where's waldo?

Finishing time of 14:26
Swim 1:21:38
Bike 7:32:51
Run 5:16:50

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

Get ur May Issue

Stoked i made the cover!! if you live in SD, pick one up for me!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Preparation H

about sums up the last two days and maybe the next couple of days after racing 140.6 miles. There is sooo much to think about before an ironman race i can see why people would do only one a year. today we dropped off our swim to bike bags, bike to run bags, tomorrow we will drop off our bike and run special needs bags, and fill up our morning bag before the race. sooo many bags sooo little time... by race time tomorrow i hope i won't be "bagging it" . . .

"bag party"

"bike bags"

"run bags and me"

now just kill'in time about sixteen hours till race start. time for a shower, dinner and a little stretching/rolling and some good night sleep, with a wakeup call for 3:30am...

slater learning how to crush dreams tomorrow....

good thing i didn't have a four digit race number !

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Team Duke "CHAP Support"

Greg with the "Bling Bike" the children decorated

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.

Since its founding in 1985, the JWCF has supported awareness programs, education programs and support groups, and is aligned with like-minded groups and non-profits that advance the fight against cancer. JWCF has also been committed to groundbreaking cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI).

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.

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway"
-john wayne

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 Maya, and I ride with Carlos in our support for the fight against cancer by wearing their one-of-a- kind Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) jersey that each child has painted. 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

Team Jordan with the prayer flags

Jordan's Everest Summit flag by CHAP