Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mr. Spin



Its the word of this post. On Sunday I took in my first spin class in a couple of years. Fitworks in Willoughby. I used to take in Dr. Heather Petroff's at Peak Performance in Broadview Heights. Heather has been a consistent, strong triathlete over the years. Her classes were always fun and with purpose. But Broadview Heights is a long drive and Heather had a baby and is really ramping up her dental practice. On Sunday, Molly took us through a 40 min workout. It was nice to be back in that kinda enviroment. So, I will spin again.

Spin-out.
I saw lots of those on Tuesday morning as we got a good deal of snow. Gorgeous at Euclid Creek Reservation where I often run. Just me and a couple of walkers and an occasional car. Helped push one car back on the road after a spin-out. More snow today but colder. March is coming.
Political Spin

Cleveland hosted the Democratic Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. CSU did a great job hosting. There was alot of give and take, and they spent a good deal of time on health care. Barack appeared to me, to win the debate. But we'll be hearing political spin right through November.
Head Spin
Flipped over once in a while to check on the Cavs-Bucks. Often LeBron James does things that make your head spin. He hit a layup with about 5 or 6 seconds left, but Michael Redd one-upped him by hitting a long three pointer with Wally Szczerbiak draped all over him for the win. Amazing shot..and amazing that I no longer think twice in spelling Wally's last name.

Spinning globe.
With each spin, 24 hours and each day, the daylight grows. We are slowly climbing out of winter hibernation. Soon, we'll be into spring, and then getting closer to triathlons in this northern climate. More anxious for it this year than before.
Spinning baseball.
I zip down to Winter Haven, Fla today for 3 days of shooting spring training. I hope to check in on this blog, and will mostly be doing interviews and stories for our website. http://www.myfoxcleveland.com/ . Many of the interviews I do will run in short snippets on Fox 8 throughout March. Mainly, I hope to get in a couple of long runs. Indians p.r. chief Bart Swain is a fellow triathlete. If he's not looking, I might sneak out on his bike for a.......you guessed it............spin
So, thats my spin, hope you all have some great workouts wherever you are.

19 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

So true, the days are getting longer! I'm grateful for that!

Enjoy your time in the dug-outs!

Get's you out of the cold and snow for a little while. How 'bout those Blue Jays!!

Wishing you warm weather for your long run and "spin" on!!!

Viv said...

I love the spin theme, so cute!
Have a nice time at the spring trainning. I bet the warm weather will be so great for you! If you see "The Rocket" over at the Astros camp try no to say liar under your breath. LOL!

jahowie said...

Have fun in Florida. I'm a huge baseball fan, and I'm glad to see spring training starting up. Sorry, I'm a Tigers fan here. I've been to Cleveland for a game once, and we weren't treated too well there so I doubt that we will be back. :-( Not to mention the Tigers were getting killed that day. Have a safe trip. Nice job on getting Zerbiak, Sczerbiak, ah hell Wally's name down. LOL!!

cindy said...

Nice "spin" on your post!

I'm really happy about the spinning globe part :)

Brian said...

I like how you lay our your blog. I might have to copy your style. I liked watching hillary last night watch obama when he was talking. If I could read minds, hers was not rated pg. I need to start back on the bike soon or you all will dust me.

Have fun in sunny FL. We'll try to save some of the snow here for you till you get back.

TrainingtoTri said...

Hey is Euclid the reservation off of Green Road? I used to run there, but kind of took it out of the rotation. We should meet up for a run sometime, that hill is killer.

Marcy said...

LOL you're so cute! I love how you interconnect everything ;-)

Kim said...

Man, you've got some tough days of work ahead! Watching baseball and sneaking in long runs!!
Have a good time in Winterhaven!

triguyjt said...

hey..gius..thanks for checking in....just got into florida....you'll be happy to know its very chilly this evening... seriously. Thats not j.t. spin.

Have a good one...
Hey Monica...yes, Euclid Creek is off Green...a run would be cool sometime

RunBubbaRun said...

Lots of "spin" going around the world these days, for sure.

Have a good time at spring practice. At least you will get some warm weather for a little while.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Yay for the days getting longer!!

Donald said...

Fantastic post. Hooray - spring training's here! Have a great time. Ask lots of questions about the Mitchell Report, interview a clubhouse trainer, and snoop around as many lockers as possible.

TrainingtoTri said...

Hey how many miles do you usually do at Euclid? Isn't it only 3 miles end to end? When it warms up a bit I'd love to meet you for a 5-6 miler down there. Maybe on a Sat?

Rainmaker said...

Mmm...baseball. Sooo close! If only I was 3,000 miles closer to my team (the Mariners).

But at least the local hometown team (Nats) has a new pretty stadium. Woohoo!

Tri to Be Funny said...

Great post JT...Makes me want to "spin" on into Spring right now! The Texas Primary is this Tuesday. It's historical that a Texas vote actually matters in a presidential election! These are very exciting times!

Smithposts said...

My head is spinning with all the spin! Hope FL is sunny and the long runs successful.

Wes said...

Enjoy your trip to Florida. That should be a blast! Hope you can get a ride or two in and some runs!!

IronJenny said...

Spin spin everywhere....
Finally there is a little daylight at the end of our morning run, but the time change will take all that away next week...
It's back to single digits AGAIN today in Minneapolis - I have spring fever like never in the past. Please let the world spin faster and bring on a real spring thawr!!!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

I am so glad the days are getting longer. Have fun at Spring Training. I wish I was there.