Thursday, February 7, 2008

True Confession

Hi gang..

Training is going well. Saturday is the Tackle the Tower event in downtown Cleveland. 37 flights up the Tower at Galleria. I am ready. Firefighters I know want to know if I could do the event, wearing full firefighter gear?? I am not sure, I want to do that. Thats 70 pounds of gear.!!! However, I will be there and will race. I saw that Speedo Steve in Minnesota won his race. Props to him. But he is a greyhound. I am a bulldog. We'll see. Good luck to anyone racing.

Moonshine and Motorsports
This has nothing to do with triathlons, but I just think its a hoot. Stock Car racing got its origins around illegal moonshine many years ago and now, it looks like its gone full circle. No pun intended. This year in the 50th running of the Daytona 500, Jeremy Mayfield will have a partial sponsorship......Moonshine. How bout that??? Its all legal now and its legitimate. Peruse this story if this floats your boat.



True Confession
Now my confession. I have sinned. I fell off the wagon. Before I toppled, it hit a pothole on the good road to life without beans. Coffee beans. My self professed ban on drinking coffee died a horrible, yet glorious death. I have gone to the dark side. The Dark Roast side, it you will. I enjoyed the tea, but I guess a part of me missed the buzz that high test stuff gives you. So, here we are. There were no dreams of Mrs. Folgers, or Juan Valdez. No covert agents from Seattle hypnotized me, and chanted sweet nothings into my ears. Actually, I had my first cup of coffee at a cafe of the famed Seattle outfit that wants to OWN THE WORLD, and it was across the mall from a store called Teavana. Ahh the ironies of life.


It wasn't even like the whole Bill Clinton-- Monica affair.

Special Prosecutor
Did you, J.T. knowingly have sip with the Kenya Dark Roast??

TRIGUYJT
"It depends what your definition of "sip" is, Mr. Prosecutor".


I have read studies about how caffeine will help offset signs of Alzheimers, so I feel good about that. But all, in all its nice now enjoying a steaming cup, before, or even after a workout.


I hope no one thinks I am a cowardly man, that I wilted under pressure. I have a latte...errr.. alot invested in my health and would not do anything to screw it up, save for a donut or two , or three.


I feel so much better having unburdened myself. I knew that you, friends of the blogosphere would understand.

MyBride Jane
"I don't even know you anymore"


Wives are another story.!!!!


Kaleb
Finally, I have gotten alot of reaction to Kaleb Kaschalk, who is doing Ironman France at barely 19 years of age. Check my previous post and his donation page and email are there. Any help will be appreciated.


Barista, A grande to go, please!!!

19 comments:

Marcy said...

You totally get a high fiver from me! I would not last one day without the coffee. No shame, homie! ;-)

Jodi said...

I fell off too. But I start night shift this weekend and that is the ONLY way I'll survive that!

Jodi

Donald said...

Certainly no shame in the caffeine addiction - at least, not until it shows up on the WADA list. 90% of us are probably in the same boat - my vehicle of choice happens to be Diet Pepsi, but it's all the same.

Have fun storming the tower!

Triteacher said...

Good luck on the race. With or without gear, do us proud. (Unlike the coffee debacle. ;))

Rainmaker said...

I'm addicated to Chocolate. So coffee somehow seems healthier.

Good luck on your race! Thinking about it...at the end of the race, you ironically won't have horizontally moved anywhere. You'll pretty much be in the same place as where you started. Hmm...

rocketpants said...

I heart the dark stuff...i'm with ya.It actually is sometime incomprehensible how non-coffee drinkers are alive to me. :-)

tracie said...

good luck climbing those stairs!!!

a grande might just be a much deserved treat tomorrow! :)

Brian said...

That's very funny. Did it at least taste good like you remember it? I'm not sure why so many people are down on coffee. You hear stories of it being bad, then it being good for you. If it grows from the ground naturally how bad can it be? Anything in moderation except exercise. Right?

triguyjt said...

brian--you make a good point. what could be bad for you if its grown from the ground...????/

moderation...like today. i had a tall cut of komodo at 7:30am..worked out for an hour.....
met a friend for breakfast at 9am and just had to have water and orange juice... more coffee would have sent me over the edge...

IronMatron said...

I can think of a few things that aren't so good for people that are "grown from the ground"-- shrooms, pot, poppies, the list goes on... :)
That said, I believe life is way too short to go without coffee!
Good luck with your vertical race! have fun!

B Bop said...

Nothin comes between me and my morning cup o' joe!!! I'm siding with the argument that it has health benefits.

Have fun tacklin' the tower!

Charlie said...

My planned caffeine cutback has not gotten off the ground.
The coffee is just so good.

Matt Collister said...

Charlie's right. Coffee is good.

The Lazy Triathlete said...

I have to have my cup of joe in the morning. I just miss the taste and the habit it has become for me. However, I have found this Raspberry tea at work. I limit my coffee and drink this yummy tea.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I stayed off coffee for about 6month. When it draws you back in, it plays dirty. First the aroma...then that wonderful taste...then the return of the buzz... By then, you're hooked again!!

Steve Stenzel said...

How'd the climb go?!? I turned down another stair-climb yesterday because...well...I'm smart. The first one sucked. Hope you did well!!! (and thanks for the link!)

Charlie said...

Sounded like you had a good race. I wish I could get every ones results on the 10...10:30 news.
Well done.

Kurt said...

I am struggling but keeping to my lent goal of no candy. It is tough to give up something like this.

UntPawGal02 said...

Hope Tackling the Tower went well for you!

I agree with Rainmaker... coffee seems to be the better addiction... esp since I am also a chocolate addict!