Friday, April 3, 2009
For Rocketpants hope the kids dig the science exhibt....
Bullet...Not sure if when Powerman is but I hope you throttle it.
Leana: Good Luck in the Ice Breaker.
I think that covers about everyone...I hope if I left you out and your racing this weekend toss something into comments.
Tomorrow I have a long ride on tap with Bjoern and Josie...there will be much pain and suffering...(evil laugh.)
So to everyone putting in miles or Reps this weekend Rock on!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Alright that out of the way, my life is starting to get back into routine post spring break and post New Zealand...I'm starting to get a little more sleep at night, my workouts are starting to get scheduled around courses, and I'm getting back into order. Life is starting to get into balance...the sad thing is...now the papers are coming due....I have a proposal to crank out for my 25 page thesis, a five pager on late Wiemar/ early Nazi Germany, A memo for law, A ten pager for my modern Germany course, get things organized with my professors and deans so hopefully I'll be handed my degree and not an empty envelope in May....meet with my advisor just in case I have to comeback in Sept. which also means filing financial aid just in case.
All that is a little confusing....but we wouldn't be UConn's bastard sibling....I mean the wonderful Connecticut State University system if it weren't for our bureaucracy.
I renewed my USAT membership for 2009...now I just have to enter one more race to make it worth the $40. They got rid of the online processing fee but instead jacked up the annual fee...seriously I looked at the registration for Tri NZ $5NZD That's $2.50 USD for a memebership...granted NZ has ACC so if some psycho motorist takes you out...the state covers your medical bills ( well this they cover anyway.) and damages although this means you can't sue....Cat seemed to look at me perplexed when I commented on a dude I knew at Fordham.He got hit on his entry level Trek and upgraded to a pimped out version with the proceeds from his suit...mental anguish pays dividend$! Also apparently you can insure your bike down there ( similar to auto insurance),but anyway $40 is seeming like it's a little ridiculous.
I'm going to wait until my next check to sign up for Patriot...I'm planing on going as an elite again to try to set a blistering pace in the swim, also it will be a good hard tune-up for Providence, and it's always nice to have a clear road on the bike....if I can manage to place I'm not going to lie a $300 or $200 check would be sweet, but even an overall top 5 or top 10 would be a huge morale booster.
Still have to sign up for the Griskus Sprint...then the season after Providence is up in the air. I have Park City to keep me motivated... if I make Kona then all resources will be pooled to that...if I don't Niantic might be a fun race to do again, and the Hartford Marathon...or just the marathon...or maybe the Redman full? or just pool up for my next Ironman. Haven't thought about that yet but 09 looks to be better than 08.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Well on that refrain I have decided to give up triathlon. To give up my crazy quest to have some girl like me and settle down with me and seek personal glory.I have decided to answer the call and become a Catholic Priest. I talked to Father Rod Limpus at the Archdiocese of Hartford and have decided to enter the seminary ASAP. I feel that this self reflective road and life of service will help make me a better human being and fufill my true place in the universe. I have decided that I will enter the Benedictine Monestary, The Abbey of St. Michael in Carlsbad, CA for my theological studies. There I can cloister myself away from the world and truly reflect on what is important. This abbey tends to be a little strict so this might be my last blog post for a while, also they tend to be super strict on the no women thing so to all my female acquaintances this is the end of the line for our friendship...or at least for the next 7 years as I study for ordination, or try to keep contact with me through Father Rod. His email is email@example.com
Well I've got to go I've got a lot of shit...stuff to sell on ebay.
Ok I couldn't write it with a straight face.
Happy April Fools' Day Everybody!
Also nothing against guys going into the Roman Collar club but it simply isn't for me. This coming from years of contempleation.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Note the look of Agony. Figure if she keeps doing loops like this she'll devestate the competition at Redman. For me I'm just trying to get my legs ready for Providence's hill-olicious-ness. I figure if I can get my bike split down from it's current 2:40-2:45 range I might have a shot at a podium. As soon as May rolls around there will be much more time spent on the bike, and hopefully much death and destruction on the New England Tri Scene, this summer.
Well that's all for me I've got to go make up a week's worth of work in a night.