The world is a bit puzzled lately, witness Matt Dillon's face. Why oh why is triguyjt so slow in announcing his racing schedule for 2008.
Seems the wily veteran triathlete is hitting a milestone this year and he wants an event to commemorate the occasion. Trouble is...the confused, fuddling, fifty-something--er can't decide how to celebrate the date, June 17th.
Thats when he hits the "speed limit birthday". The double nickel. the Big Five-Five. 55 year ago, he got his first spanking at Euclid General Hospital. Ten pounds. Thats alot of baby.
He's open to anything. At first, he thought he could break the day down thus. 5 mile swim. 30 mile bike. 20 mile run. The run would be on a trail he loves..North Chagrin. The swim would be in beautiful, non toxic...earthquake suseptible Lake Erie. The Bike??? Uhh most likely around North Chagrin. But actually there is no known agenda at this time.
Since he has sworn off coffee but is not quite ready to be called JTea, he thought he could run past 55 different Starbucks locations, maybe run inside and collect a bag of ground beans. Then, at the end of the event, he'd look like a sherpa at base camp in the Himalayas.
His Bride is a Pilates Instructor. He thought of doing 55 straight hours of Pilates class but the Bride would have none of that. So he is asking, once again for bloggers to bail him out.
Whatever he comes up with, he doesn't want to muck up some of the events he has tentatively planned to race. Such as the Mountaineer Half Iron, and the Great Cleveland Half Iron.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. J.T. will have a committee of 3 career advisors helping him make up his mind. Said advisers are shown below at work.
Meanwhile, he reports his training is going well, cept for his right hammy, which sounds like the AFLAC Duck every time he stretches, and an aching heel that requires an orthotic made out of recycled T.V. Guides.
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Hi There, its me. Now, just because I jumped in frigid Lake Erie Jan 1st (see post January 1st) doesn't mean I love to frolic in the frigid climes. So thats why this story about Josh Brown of the Seahawks caught my eye. (link) He will taunt Green Bay's Lambeau Field by wearing heated pants this weekend. I'm sure all you Upper Midwest guys think he's just the biggest wuss around. I hope his batteries don't freeze up. Won't Packer fans give him grief?? "Hey Josh, is that a battery in your pocket or are you just happy to see me"? I mean, this is like going out to start the car 20 minutes before you drive to work in winter.