Sunday, January 21, 2007

Footsteps in the snow......

"they only tell us where we have been, not where we are going."

As I went out this morning for a run while it was snowing (and snowing hard I must say) I got to thinking. How peaceful :)

I was out there all by myself with no distractions or really any noise other than my feet hitting the fresh fallen snow packing it down with each step.

How could something so beautiful as fresh snow be so destructive?
So much fun for kids?
mething I just hate!

This was my first run ever did in a "snowstorm." I have always decided against running in these conditions for some reason or another. Wow was I missing out! How am I going to hit the sub 6hr in Racine?

Well it turns out I had a real great run on the outbound part of the trip. I was clipping along snow hitting me in the face and it was actually refreshing! I had never ran in this type of snow before. I ended up getting to my "halfway" point according to my Nike+ running sensor kit and turned around. This is where the thought came in full force. As I gazed up the road and saw my footprints being slowly covered by the falling snow, I related it to all my past runs.

Does it really matter what I did on my last run?
How fast it was?
How far I went?

My footprints were like all the previous races and training runs I did in the past. They get covered up by something or another in time. We seem to always look in the "past" for our future. Looking down the road in front of me all I see is fresh fallen snow with no real path. I look behind me and I see exactly where I was. From here out I want to look forward, forward to the next training run, next race next whatever.

The long term goal is to do Ironman Wisconsin and finish strong. The short term goal is to get out and do that next training run, swim or bike. Don't look back at that terrible swim, just go out and work to make the next one better to reach your goal in the end whatever that may be.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cervelo for sale

Well I have decided to sell my beloved Cervelo P2K in preparation for the new TTX!! If anyone out there is in the market for a 60cm fast ride email me. The drivetrain was recently upgraded and replaced with Ultegra and Dura Ace parts. The parts of the bike that someone could sweat on are replaced too. I am looking to get $1600, so if you want to be the fastest in your AG this is the ride for you. I will have a LBS ship it. Think about it and let me know.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Running again !!!

Well over the past few weeks since starting the new job, things have really changed. I am now running a few times a week during work hours. Yes, during the day while I am supposed to be working. It is actually encouraged for people to use the workout facility while you are there. Having worked in a "prison camp" before where things were so tied down with restrictions, this new found freedom is hard to accept. There is no formal start time, no formal "punch out time". People are actually treated like adults. There is an overwhelming sense of camaraderie amongst employees helping each other out instead of the self promotion and patting on the back of the "prison camp". I really thought I might want to go back to the "prison camp" if this didn't work out, but it has opened my eyes that there really are places that appreciate people and try to work with them but ......Not a chance!

I will get back to regular posting next week. I will be doing a few more product reviews from some of the new stuff I get to try out from work. Stay tuned....