Monday, February 28, 2011

Over Before...

it really began.

Despite my greatest hopes for a fantastic season of training and racing... I've made the decision to put triathlon on the shelf for the foreseeable future. While this saddens me beyond measure... it is something that I need to do... not just for my family... but for myself as well. It feels right.

Having said that... I'm inspired by the possibilities of the coming months and what they may hold. Thank you for all of your kind and inspiring comments left here over the last few years... I'll miss them... and you.

Thank you for taking the time to read. Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.

As always...



Monday, February 7, 2011

And so...

it begins! Today was the first "official" day of training for the 2011 season! Or at least it's the first day that I actually looked at the training schedule my wonderful Coach Liz has painstakingly put together for me! YAY!

I was in San Diego last week at a very important and official sales meeting where we sat in rooms and talked about things and stuff related to overtly optimizing synergies while flawlessly executing prime objectives effectively ALL THE WHILE... thinking like a customer. WHAT? Ya. Exactly. Like a Boss. I swear to GOD! Meetings like these are the bane of my existence! I'm joking. Really... it's not that bad. I'm just trying to sound like those cool kids that complain about everything and hate their Dads. For realz... I usually come away from these meetings ready to get after it! Besides, its the one time each year that I get a solid week with a couple people that I really enjoy. This year, as a bonus... I got a virus! YAY! It was AWESOME! I threw up most of the night on Tuesday. So RAD! Nothin like gettin a core workout the old-fashioned way! The real bummer is that I had grandios plans to hook up with Beth, James, and Charissa for some running action... didn't happen... sorry guys!

So... training began today with an easy, sunny, gorgeous run on the river trail. I'm attempting to ignore the fact that about 35 min into the run... my legs were fatigued... ya... weird. It's almost like I'm starting all over again! But you know what? Isn't that AWESOME! From square one is a fun place to be! Stay tuned... it's gonna be fun!

Thanks for taking the time to read. Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.


Thursday, January 20, 2011


HI!!!!!! How are ya??? It's ME... Rob! Remember? I'm BACK!

Following a very challenging year... I'm relaunching the blog! I actually feel like writing a bit... and with the tri season just around the corner... I actually have something interesting to write about! YAY! I'm excited!

So... after a VERY big break, (basically, I didn't do a whole lot after Lake Stevens in August), "structured" base training began in early January. With the addition of Multisport Advantage to Eugene... I'm getting more quality rides in than I ever have during this month. Basically, MSA is a gym that's geared specifically toward triathletes... with CompuTrainers, TRXs, a treadmill, some balance balls, and a couple of weights. LOVE this place! So far, its added a ton to my training and Cristina and Brett, (owners) are really a pleasure to be around!

I'll be working with Liz again this year, (YAY!), and I just established my 2011 race schedule. I have a feeling that this is going to be a HUGE year for me on a number of levels. I have a TON to learn about myself and who I am as an individual, a Daddy, an employee, and as a triathlete... and it's all gonna be RAD! (Yes... I'm still trying to bring "rad" back! Who's with me!?)

OH! Minor detail... I broke my arm. Yeah. You read that right... I broke my arm. Well... technically, I fractured the radial head of my right elbow. Somehow... saying "fracture" is less dramatic than saying, "break". How? Skateboarding. Yes. You heard me... skateboarding. Santa brought me a saWEET, custom long board made by a friend of mine! Apparently, I'm not in my early 20s anymore... nor am I Tony Hawk. I crashed hard. SO... 7 days in a splint and sling. Yeah... that's it. Now I'm out of both and have been told to "take it easy" but move it as much as possible. WHAT? Oh yeah... and don't take ibuprophen. HUH? Yeah... that's what I said. Seems kinda stewpid doesn't it? Uh huh. Well... I'm post 14 days accident and 7 days out of the splint and sling... and it's getting better every day. Despite the injury, I've been able to run and bike butt-loads... but no schwimmin! Which totally bums me out.... but apparently I'll be back in the pool by the end of the month. We'll see... but I'm pretty confident.

That's all for now. Happy to be back. Thank you for taking the time to read! Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.