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.